Lesson/Unit Summary: The lesson aims to develop students’ competence in the use of Wh-Questions and examines the topic on animal adoption. It is hoped that the lesson can help nurture students love of animals.

Corpus-based exercises are included to encourage student discovery and autonomous learning.  

Level of Students: Junior Secondary 

Lesson Duration: 80 minutes (2 lessons)

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Identify the correct wh-words, word order and verb phrase structure in wh-questions;
  2. Ask wh-questions to assess suitability for pet adoption;
  3. Show affection for animals.

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We would like to express our gratitude to Yan Tsoi Lam, Chow Ka Yan & Cao Yu for developing the lesson materials.  

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To cite this resource:

Lee, F. K. J., Yan, T. L., Chow, K. Y., & Cao, Y. (2020). Wh-questions. Retrieved from https://lml.eduhk.hk/grammar/?page_id=1560.

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