English for Beginners: Simple Questions (5Ws and H): My name is Megan Brach. I've been teaching English as a second language for four years. Learning English isn't fast nor is it easy, but I'm going to help you get started. Are you ready? Let's learn English. To ask simple questions in English it's important to learn these question words; what, when, where, who, why and how. When you use what, you're referring to a thing or an object like what is this. This is my car. For when, you're referring to a time or a date. For example, when is your party? My party's at 3:00. Or when is your party? My party is on Friday. For questions with where, you're referring to a location. For example, where is your school? My school is on 23rd Street. With who questions you're referring to a person. For example, who is that person over there? She is my sister. For why, you're referring to a reason. Why are you crying? I'm crying because I'm sad. And how asks, by what means. For example, how do you spell English? E-N-G-L-I-S-H. Practice making simple questions using what, when, where, who, why and how.