Indirect Questions Worksheet

Before you practice using this worksheet, be sure to review the article on asking questions in English on our website.

Exercise A

Below each picture is a direct question. You want to ask in a more polite way. Choose the correct indirect question from the options under the picture.

1.

What time is the party?

a) Could you tell what time is the party?
b) Do you know what is time the party?
c) Can you tell me what time the party is?

2.

How old is Greta today?

a) Do you know how old is Greta today?
b) I wonder how old Greta is today.
c) I would like to know how is old Greta today.

3.

What do you talk about on your radio show?

a) I would be interested to hear what do you talk about on your radio show.
b) Could you tell me what you do talk about on your radio show?
c) Do you mind telling me what you talk about on your radio show?

4.

 

How much does this job pay?

a) Could you tell me how much this job pays?
b) I wonder how much this job pay?
c) Do you mind telling me how much does this job pay?

5.

What time will you come home?

a) Do you know what time will you come home?
b) Can you tell me what time you will come home?
c) I wonder what time you come home will.

6.

Where do you buy your clothes?

a) Could you tell me where do you buy your clothes?
b) Do you mind telling me where you buys your clothes?
c) I would like to know where you buy your clothes.

 7.

What kind of story are you writing?

a) I wonder what kind of story you are writing.
b) Can you tell me what kind of story are you writing?
c) Do you mind telling me what kind of story you writing are?

8.

Where is the trail to the top of the mountain?

a) Do you know where the trail to the top of the mountain is?
b) Can you tell me where is the trail to the top of the mountain?
c) I would like to know where the trail to the top is of the mountain.

9. 

Why do you wear special sports clothes?

a) Could you tell me why do you wear special sports clothes?
b) I wonder why you wear special sports clothes.
c) I would like to know why you do wear special sports clothes.

10.

What are you celebrating?

a) Can you tell me what you are celebrating?
b) I wonder what are you celebrating.
c) Do you mind telling me what you celebrating are?

Exercise B

Use the parts of sentences from the list below to complete the indirect questions about each picture.

a) why they are running.
b) why she feels angry.
c) when we celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
d) why he has flowers and chocolates?
e) what happened to the car.
f) where the dog buried his bone.
g) why you are holding all those papers?
h) where he is carrying those books?
i) what time the train leaves?
j) why you want to work here?

1.

 

Do you know ________________________

2.

I wonder ________________________

3.

Could you tell me ________________________

4.

 

Do you mind telling me ________________________

5.

 

Can you tell me ________________________

6.

 

I would like to know ________________________

7.

 

I wonder ________________________

8.

 

Can you tell me ________________________

9.

 

Do you know ________________________

10.

I would like to know ________________________

 

Exercise C

Under each picture is a direct question. Write the correct indirect question in the space provided.

1.

What will you give Dad for his birthday?

Do you know ________________________?

2.

What time do you want to have dinner?

Can you tell me ________________________?

3.

What kind of coffee do you like?

I would like to know ________________________.

4.

 

Why do you enjoy watching television?

Do you mind telling me ________________________?

5.

 

How did you solve the mystery?

I would like to hear ________________________.

6.

 

How often does your telephone ring?

Can you tell me ________________________?

7.

 

 

How much does this dress cost?

I would like to know ________________________.

8.

 

Why do you want to be a policewoman?

Could you tell me ________________________?

9.

 

Where do you eat lunch every day?

Do you mind telling me ________________________?

10.

 

How often do you brush your teeth?

I would like to know ________________________.