Before you listen think about these questions.

 When you meet a new person.

What things do you talk about?

What questions do you ask?

What don’t you ask?

What don’t you talk about?

This lesson looks at giving the best answer to someone when they ask you a question. so for example if i say

What do you do?

what is the best answer ?

I’m working/  I am a teacher / on Tuesday

Now listen to the recording and choose the BEST answer to each thing you hear.



Aftr you listen check the answers to see WHY the answers are correct.

Lesson Menu

1. Fine Terrible! =Great thanks. How about you?
2. =Hello Kate =Hello Kate, I'm Chris. What?
3. Terrible! =Good morning, I'm very well thank you Good thanks.
4. =Yes, lovely Is it? No
5. Good =Oh, quite nice thanks, yours? Great! I went shopping, I went dancing all night, I had dinner with my family.
6. Are you deaf? Mikel. =I'm Mikel, that's M.I.K.E.L.
7. =I'm well thank you, and you? I'm a lawyer. Not too bad.
8. =See you Later. Bye Ok
9. is it? you too =Nice to meet you too
10. Thanks Have a nice day also. =You too.
11. I'm Spanish =I am from Spain I'm Carmen, from Spain

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  1. Hi, How’s things?

  2. Hello, my name’s Kate.

  3. Good morning, how are you today?

  4. Lovely day, isnt it?

  5. How was your weekend?

  6. What did you say your name was?

  7. Ah, How do you do?

  8. See you later.

  9. Nice too meet you.

  10. Have a nice day.

  11. Where are you from?

1. Great thanks, how about you?It is polite to ask a question back.

2.Hello Kate, I’m Chris.It is polite to tell the person your name too.

3.Good Morning, I’m very well thank you.This is the most formal answer to a formal question.

4.Yes, lovely.When people want to talk about about the weather just agree, it is a way to ‘break the ice.’

5.Oh, quite nice thanks.This question is usually asked to be polite , so don’t give too much information.

6. I’m Mikel M.I.K.E.L.It helps to spell your name if your name might be unusual to a person from aonther country.

7. I’m well Thank you.Don’t confuse this question with ‘How are you?’ or ‘What do you do?’

8. See You later. – Just echo what they say when leaving, e.g. if they say bye, you say bye and so on.

9. Nice to meet you too.Long answers are better with people you don’t know well.

10. You too. – it is nice to wish someone a nice day in return but using this short phrase is enough.

11. I’m from spain. – I’m spanish would be ok, but not really correct.