Asking and answering questions
Personal Information questions
What’s your name?
Where are you from?
I’m from Manchester
where do you come from?
I come from London
What is your surname?
What is your family name?
What’s your first name?
What’s your address?
13 Oxford Street
Where do you live?
I live in England.
What’s your telephone number?
How old are you?
Thirty-eight. I’m Thirty-eight years old.
When and where were you born?
I was born in 1974 in Liverpool.
Are you married?
No am single
What’s your marital status?
What do you do? or What’s your job?
I’m a English teacher.
Where did you go?
I went to shopping with a friend.
What did you do?
We bought so new clothes.
Where were you?
I was in London for the weekend.
Have you got a car / job / house / etc.?
Yes, I’ve got a nice car / Yes, I like my job / No, I live in a flat.
Have you got any children / friends / books / etc.?
Yes, I’ve got three children – two boys and a daughter.
Can you play tennis / golf / football / etc.?
Yes, I can play football.
Can you speak English / Spanish / Chinese / etc.?
No, I can’t speak Chinese.
Could you speak English / French / Japanese / etc.?
when you were five / two / fifteen / etc. years old?
Yes, I could speak English when I was five years old.
Introducing Yourself and Saying Hello
How do you do?
How do you do. Pleased to meet you.
How are you?
Fine, thanks. And you?
How can I help you? / May I help you?
Yes. I’m looking for a sweater.
Can I try it on?
Sure, the changing rooms are over there.
How much does it cost? / How much is it?
How would you like to pay?
Can I pay by credit card / check / debit card?
Certainly. We accept all the major cards.
Have you got something bigger / smaller / lighter / etc.?
Certainly, we’ve got a larger sizes as well.
Asking Something Specific questions
It’s a dog!
What time is it?
It’s one o’clock.
Can / May I open the window?
Certainly. It’s very hot in the office today!
Is there a bakery / market / bank / etc. near here?
Yes. There is a bakery take the next corner and it’s next to the bank.
Where is the nearest bakery / market / bank / etc.?
The nearest bank is on Mayfield street.
Who wrote / invented / painted / etc. the …?
Hemingway wrote “The Sun Also Rises”.
Is there any water / sugar / rice / etc.?
Yes, there’s a lot of water left.
Are there any apples / sandwiches / books / etc.?
No, there aren’t any books left.
Is this your / his / her / etc. book / ball / house / etc.?
No, I think it’s his ball.
Whose is this / that?
Questions using the word ‘Like’
What do you like?
I like playing cricket, reading and listening to pop music.
What does she look like?
she’s tall and slim with blond hair.
What would you like to eat?
I’d like a steak and chips and a salad.
What is it like?
It’s an interesting country many things to see and do.
What’s the weather like?
It’s snowing really heavy at the moment.
Would you like some coffee / tea / food?
Yes, thank you. I’d like some tea.
Would you like something to drink / eat?
Thank you. Could I have a cup of coffee and some cake?
Asking for an Opinion
What’s it about?
It’s about a young girl who has many adventures.
What do you think about your job / that book etc.?
I thought the book was very interesting.
How big / far / difficult / easy is it?
The test was very difficult, but I think I did OK!
How big / far / difficult / easy are they?
The questions were very easy.
How was it?
It was very interesting.
What are you going to do tomorrow / this evening / next week / etc.?
I’m going to visit my family next weekend.
What shall we do this today/ this morning / afternoon / evening?
Let’s go see a movie.
Why don’t we go out / play football / visit some old friends / etc. this afternoon?
Yes, that sounds like a great idea.
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