Questions – Free Exercise

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Open question or closed question? Choose the correct options.

  1. ¿Te apetece ir al cine?yes/no question without a question word = closed questionDo you feeling like going to the cinema?
  2. ¿Cuántos peluches tienes?question word (cuántos) = open questionHow many stuffed animals do you have?
  3. ¿Has dormido bien?yes/no question without a question word = closed questionDid you sleep well?
  4. ¿Sabes jugar al ajedrez?yes/no question without a question word = closed questionDo you know how to play chess?
  5. ¿Dónde vives?question word (dónde) = open questionWhere do you live?

Choose the correct question words to complete the questions.

  1. —¿ ha comprado el vinilo?asking about a person (= who) → quién—Who bought the record?

  2. —¿ vas a trabajar?asking about manner (= how) → cómo—How do you get to work?
    —Via public transport.

    —En transporte público.
  3. —¿ habéis comido en la cantina?asking an open question without pre-determined options (= what) → qué—What did you eat at the cantine?

    —Patatas fritas.
  4. —¿ pagas de alquiler?asking about an amount (= how much) → cuánto—How much rent do you pay?
    —€350 a month.

    —350€ al mes.
  5. —¿ quieres irte?asking about a time (= when) → cuándo—When do you want to leave?
    —After I’ve eaten.

    —Después de comer.
  6. —¿ de estos poemarios te gusta más?asking about one element of a specific group (= which)|preposition decuál—Which of these poems do you like the most?
    —The one by Neruda.

    —El de Neruda.

Complete the questions using a question word that corresponds to the underlined part of the sentence.

  1. Entrenan en el patio.
    → ¿  entrenan?asking about a place (= where) → dóndeThey’re training in the yard.
    Where are they training?
  2. Este ramo es para mamá.
    → ¿  es este ramo?asking about the recipient|preposition para (= for whom) → para quiénThis bunch of flowers is for my mum.
    Who is this bunch of flowers for?
  3. El festival comienza mañana.
    → ¿  comienza el festival?asking about a time (= when) → cuándoThe festival stars tomorrow.
    When does the festival start?
  4. El pastelero de mi barrio hace los mejores pasteles.
    → ¿  hace los mejores pasteles?asking about a person (= who) → quiénMy local baker makes the best cakes.
    Who makes the best cakes?
  5. Mi perro tiene ya once años.
    → ¿  años tiene tu perro?asking about an amount (literally: how many years) → cuántos|the ending changes to -os to agree with the masculine plural noun añosMy dog is already eleven years old.
    How old is your dog?