Exercise 1: question words in English

(Practise making questions with ‘how, where, when, what, which’)

English question words – cloze test (difficulty: 2 of 5 – rather easy)

Fill the gaps with the appropriate question words (how, where, when, what, which). Pay attention to the upper case spelling at the beginning of a sentence.

  • Example: Where do you live?” – “I live in Madrid.”

You can check your results with the button below after you have finished. If you still need help with the topic, have another look at the use of question words. The hint button helps you if required, but note that you will lose points for that.

  1. did you go to bed last night? – At 10 o’clock.
  2. did James go on holiday? – He went to Paris.
  3. colour do you like more? Green or blue? – Blue.
  4. are you? – I’m fine, thanks.
  5. type of books do you prefer? – I like novels.
  6. ’s the post office? – It’s next to the train station.
  7. tall are you? – I’m about two metres.
  8. would you like to go on holiday this year? – In summer.
  9. are your hobbies? – Tennis and climbing.
  10. is your brother? The one on the left or on the right? – The one on the right.

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