Asking Questions - English at Work

Asking Questions - English at Work

Seven Dimensions
Updated May 29, 2024
Course Description

Learn to ask for information, recognize rhetorical questions and use closed, open and statement questions to get quality answers.


Key Learning points

    Asking for information - where/where's; when; who/who's; what/what's; why; how; did/can - and rhetorical questions.
    Type of Questions - Closed questions - did you; is that; did she; are you; has he. Open questions - chatting; asking for details; clarifying; asking for opinions; asking a  loaded question and Statement questions.
    What's with that; Go over something with a fine tooth comb; A big deal.
    conference; a mess; responsibility; engagement; characteristics; eye contact; who's/whose.
    Intonation - showing surprise; statements that are questions; being sarcastic; showing anger


This video is part of the English at Work Series, created by Psychologist Eve Ash, linguistics expert Dr Fran Byrnes, features comedienne Erin Brown and Emmy-award winning Kim Estes.

The Cutting Edge English at Work Series promotes communication and language competence by building the desire and motivation to learn and the confidence to try. Confidence in learning and using English leads to successful communication.

There are now 60 graded English Language learning programs. All English programs are built on established language learning principles and methodology. At the same time, great characters in comic situations help students (and teachers) have fun as they learn. They engage learners through amusing situations, entertaining characters, interesting conversations with real language, fun storylines and high quality production with practical activities.