50 Basic English Questions Quiz

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Would you like something to drink?

  • I didn't.
  • Could I have some water?
  • Yes, some chips.

Would you like some coffee?

  • Yes, I do.
  • Yes, thank you.
  • I often drink coffee.

Whose is this?

  • It's Tom's.
  • It's mine.
  • No, it isn't.

Who wrote "Happy in Purgatory"?

  • Peter Hemings.
  • I read it last week.
  • In London.

Where were you born?

  • 1965
  • In Seattle.
  • I wasn't.

Where is the nearest bank?

  • No, I don't.
  • On the corner.
  • On Saturdays.

Where do you come from?

  • I come from work.
  • I'm coming from work.
  • The USA

Where did you go?

  • We went to LA.
  • By car.
  • At three o'clock.

What would you like?

  • I like playing golf, reading, and sleeping.
  • A steak, please.
  • I don't like it.

What's your surname?

  • 32 Brown Street
  • Jones
  • I'm a banker.

What time is it?

  • Soon
  • Two-thirty
  • It's your turn.

What is it like?

  • He likes playing golf and reading.
  • It's great!
  • She's tall and beautiful.

What does he look like?

  • He likes reading and playing golf.
  • He's very funny.
  • He's quite tall and handsome.

What do you do?

  • I'm watching TV.
  • I'm a teacher.
  • I'm fine, thank you.

How big is it?

  • It's two kilometers from here.
  • It's quite large.
  • No, it was easy.

What did you do?

  • We visited friends on the coast.
  • I'm a banker.
  • We've been to Paris last week.

How was it?

  • I enjoyed it.
  • In New York
  • She's coming soon.

What do you think about your job?

  • I work for a bank.
  • It's hard but a lot of fun.
  • I didn't like it much.

Where do you live?

  • At school
  • At three o'clock
  • In Portland

Why don't we go out?

  • No, let's stay home.
  • To Frank's
  • We don't have any left.

What are you going to do tomorrow?

  • I went to Jack's.
  • We're visiting friends.
  • I go to work every day.

What's your name?

  • Jack
  • In France
  • At three o'clock

Have you got something bigger?

  • It's fifty dollars.
  • Yes, we have large and extra large.
  • You can use MasterCard.

What's your marital status?

  • I'm single.
  • I've got three children.
  • Sure, I'd like to get married.

Could you speak English when you were three?

  • No, I can't.
  • Yes, I could.
  • She spoke English when she was ten.

What's your phone number?

  • 567 Green Street
  • 607-675-8997
  • He's out at the moment.

What's the weather like?

  • It's difficult to do.
  • She's quite lovely.
  • It's pouring!

What's that?

  • At six o'clock
  • It's a picture of a cat.
  • On Saturday

Can you play tennis?

  • Yes, I could.
  • No, I couldn't.
  • No, I can't.

What's it about?

  • It's a funny story set in Hawaii.
  • Red
  • They are coming over this weekend.

Can I pay by credit card?

  • No, thank you.
  • No, I'd prefer some coffee.
  • Yes, we accept all major cards.

Are there any apples?

  • No, there isn't any left.
  • Yes, there are a few left.
  • No, I don't.

What shall we do this evening?

  • Let's go out and have some fun.
  • I don't like steak.
  • Sure, let's do that!

Where were you?

  • At school
  • I was there at four o'clock.
  • I'll be at home.

May I open the window?

  • Certainly
  • No, thank you.
  • She went away.

Have you got any children?

  • Yes, I've got two pets.
  • Yes, I've got a daughter.
  • No, I haven't got any left.

May I help you?

  • Can I try it on?
  • I don't help with that.
  • At three o'clock

Is this your book?

  • No, it's her.
  • Yes, it's mine.
  • Yes, it's mine.

Is there any water left?

  • Yes, we've got two boxes.
  • Yes, we've got some left.
  • No, it's on the right.

Is there a bank near here?

  • Yes, on the corner.
  • There are two children over there.
  • No, she didn't come.

How would you like to pay?

  • Can I have a steak?
  • By credit card
  • About $50

How old are you?

  • I'm 43 years.
  • It's 10 years old.
  • I'm 45 years old.

How much is it?

  • I'm 45 years old.
  • $36
  • At twelve

What's your address?

  • 345-908-7629
  • 29 Robin Square
  • I can't give you my account number.

How do you do?

  • I'm fine. And you?
  • How do you do.
  • I work in a bank.

What do you like?

  • I'm fine. And you?
  • How do you do.
  • Reading and playing golf

How are you?

  • How do you do.
  • I'm fine. And you?
  • I'm 25 years old.

Have you got a car?

  • No, I haven't.
  • No, I haven't got.
  • Yes, I've got a daughter and a son.

Can you speak Russian?

  • Yes, I can.
  • No, I don't play Russian.
  • No, I couldn't.

Can I try it on?

  • Certainly. The changing rooms are over there.
  • No, I don't.
  • I'm afraid we don't accept credit cards.

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