Present Simple and Continuous questions on the topic of brands

Choose any questions below which you would like to hear your partner’s opinion on and try to make a correct present question about that thing using the words given. Your partner should listen and answer without looking below. Please don’t ask questions which you don’t understand – check the meaning with your teacher first or change questions. If you are not sure about the grammar, check with your teacher or the next page. Note that the questions on the next page are in a different order. Questions without a question word (wh- word) are Yes/ No questions.

  • any of your company’s brands become less popular at this time?
  • demand for any of your company’s brands grow at the moment?
  • How much market research your company do?
  • How often you go shopping for brand goods at the weekend?
  • How often you stop yourself buying brand goods because they are too expensive?
  • How often your company launch a new brand?
  • In general, you find branded goods to be more durable/ well-made?
  • the market share of your company’s/ division’s most successful brand remain steady?
  • What brands you think are good value?
  • What brands you wear today?
  • What foreign brands you think are cool?
  • What you think about the idea of brand stretching?
  • Which brands become more fashionable/ trendy at the moment?
  • Which brands you most often buy?
  • Which brands you think are most stylish?
  • Which brands you think of as sophisticated?
  • Which brands young people in your country usually want to buy?
  • Which celebrities’ product endorsements get most publicity now?
  • Which companies currently experience brand image problems?
  • Which market segments grow most quickly as we speak?
  • Which of your company’s brands presently grow most quickly?
  • you buy brand goods every time you go abroad (= overseas)?
  • you currently think about buying any upmarket goods?
  • you ever buy fake goods?
  • you ever follow brands on Facebook?
  • you feel brands are generally good for society or bad for society?
  • you generally have a lot of brand loyalty?
  • you generally notice product placement in movies?
  • you know any market challengers who are threatening to become market leaders at the moment?
  • you normally buy brand goods or no-brand goods?
  • you presently become more interested or less interested in brands?
  • you sometimes get excited about product launches?
  • you think brands are becoming more or less important in life today?
  • you typically buy products early in their product lifecycle?
  • you wear brand goods every day?
  • you wear brand goods in your free time?
  • your company currently develop any new brands?
  • your company/ division presently expand its product range?
  • your company’s brand awareness currently expand in this country?

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Suggested answers

Present Simple

  • Do you buy brand goods every time you go abroad (= overseas)?
  • Do you ever buy fake goods?
  • Do you ever follow brands on Facebook?
  • Do you feel brands are generally good for society or bad for society?
  • Do you generally have a lot of brand loyalty?
  • Do you generally notice product placement in movies?
  • Do you know any market challengers who are threatening to become market leaders at the moment?
  • Do you normally buy brand goods or no-brand goods?
  • Do you sometimes get excited about product launches?
  • Do you think brands are becoming more or less important in life today?
  • Do you typically buy products early in their product lifecycle?
  • Do you wear brand goods every day?
  • Do you wear brand goods in your free time?
  • How much market research does your company do?
  • How often do you go shopping for brand goods at the weekend?
  • How often do you stop yourself buying brand goods because they are too expensive?
  • How often does your company launch a new brand?
  • In general, do you find branded goods to be more durable/ well-made?
  • What brands do you think are good value?
  • What do you think about the idea of brand stretching?
  • What foreign brands do you think are cool?
  • Which brands do you most often buy?
  • Which brands do you think are most stylish?
  • Which brands do you think of as sophisticated?
  • Which brands do young people in your country usually want to buy?

Present Continuous

  • Are any of your company’s brands becoming less popular at this time?
  • Are you currently thinking about buying any upmarket goods?
  • Are you presently becoming more interested or less interested in brands?
  • Is demand for any of your company’s brands growing at the moment?
  • Is the market share of your company’s/ division’s most successful brand remaining steady?
  • Is your company currently developing any new brands?
  • Is your company/ division presently expanding its product range?
  • Is your company’s brand awareness currently expanding in this country?
  • What brands are you wearing today?
  • Which brands are becoming more fashionable/ trendy at the moment?
  • Which celebrities’ product endorsements are getting most publicity now?
  • Which companies are currently experiencing brand image problems?
  • Which market segments are growing most quickly as we speak?
  • Which of your company’s brands is presently growing most quickly?

Ask about any grammar or vocabulary above you have questions on.  

Choose questions above which are good for business small talk (+) and which are bad (-).

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Key words for Present Simple and Continuous 

Without looking above for now, put words such as those in bold above into the two columns below.

Key words with Present Simple

 

Key words with Present Continuous
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Look at the first worksheet for more ideas. 

Check your answers with the answer key above and then use that to help think of more similar key words.

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