Question Partners

Purpose:  To give learners practice asking and answering questions

Preparation Time:  10 minutes

Preparation: Find a reading passage at students' level

Materials Needed:  Copies of a short read passage at students' level  


  1. Pass out reading passage to students. Read the passage to them or have them read it themselves, as appropriate
  2. Have students pair up. 
  3. In pairs, have Student A ask Student B a question about the passage. Have student B answer the question. Then have Student B ask Student A a question, etc. Explain and model as appropriate. 
  4. Have students continue to ask and answer questions until they run out of questions.
  • It is a great idea to provide and review a list of possible question types
  • Encourage students to support their answesr by providing evidence from the text.



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