Answers to Common Questions in English

How to ask and answer basic English questions...


1. What do you do?

– I’m a student.

– I work in a bank.

– I work as a tour guide for a local tour company.

– I’m unemployed at the moment.

– I run my own business.

– I’m retired now. I used to be an engineer.

2. Are you married?

– Yes, I’ve been married for two years now.

– I’m divorced.

– Nope, I’m single.

– I’m separated – not divorced yet.

– I’m engaged – we’re getting married next year.

– No, but I’m in a relationship.

3. Why are you studying English?

– For work.

– I love learning new languages.

– So I can communicate when I travel.

– Because I’d like to immigrate to the U.S.

– I’m thinking of studying in England.

4. How did you learn English?

– I took classes for three years.

– I did an intensive course.

– I’ve been studying by myself.

– I picked it up from movies and songs.

– My friend taught me.

5. What do you do in your free time?

– I don’t have any free time.

– I go running a lot.

– I do volunteer work.

– I usually hang out with friends.

– I like reading and relaxing at home.

6. Did you like the movie?

– It was fantastic.

– It was terrible.

– It’s one of the best I’ve ever seen.

– No, I didn’t think it lived up to the hype.

– It wasn’t bad.

7. How are you?

– I’m wonderful.

– I’m fine, thank you. And you?

– I’m ok.

– Not bad.

– Very well, thanks.

– Pretty good.

– I’ve been better.

– Good, how about you?


8. What is the weather like today?

- Oh! Gorgeous, a perfect summer day!

- Hot and humid.

- It's pouring.

- A little chilly.

- It's quite cold.

- It’s raining heavily at the moment.

9. What time is it?

- It's half past four.

- It's a quarter past four.

- It's twenty to eleven.

- I'm sorry but I don't know.

- It’s one o’clock.

10. Can you help me?

- Of course!

- I'd be glad to.

- Will it take long?

- Sure - just a sec.

- Sorry - I'm a bit busy at the moment.

11. How are you feeling?

- Great! Never better.

- I'm all right.

- Like I need a vacation.

- A little depressed.

- Really awful.

12. How's it going?

- It's going well.

- Great! Couldn't be better.

- Not bad.

- I can't complain.

13. What are your hobbies?

- My hobbies consist of golfing, reading books, and watching TV.

- I like playing computer games in my free time.

- I like to cook.

- In the summer I play badminton, and in the winter, I go skiing.

- I love every type of sports.

14. What is the matter?

- Not much

- Nothing. Yourself?

- I'm good, yourself?

- Good. How are you?

- I'm not feeling so good.

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