Everyday questions

Useful questions and answers

2013.01.26 19:02


What's your name? My name is Kiss Péter. It’s a Hungarian name.

What’s your surname? My surname is Kiss.

What’s your first name? My first name is Peter.

How do you spell your name? It’s K-I-S-S P-E-T-E-R.

Where are you from?  I'm from Hungary. / I am Hungarian.

Where do you come from? I come from Hungary.

What's your address? I live at 16 King Street in Budapest.

Where do you live? I live in Budapest.

What's your (tele)phone number? My telephone number is 12345678.

How old are you? I'm 20 years old.

When were you born?  I was born in 1993 .I was born on 5th October, in 1993.

Where were you born? I was born in Budapest.

Do you have a big family? No, I don’t. It’s just my parents and me.

Are you married? No, I'm single. / Yes, I am. / No, but I have a boyfriend. / No, I’m divorced.

Have you got a husband/wife? Yes, I have. / No, I haven’t.

Have you got any brothers or sisters? Yes, I have got 2 brothers. / No, I am an only child.

What do you do? / What's your job? I'm a librarian. / I don’t have a profession. / I don’t have a job.

What does your mother/father do? She is a shop assistant. He is a book keeper.

Where did you go? I went to a friend's house.

What did you do? We played video games.

Where were you? I was in New York for the weekend. I was in the kitchen. I went to the kitchen for a glass of milk.

Have you got a car / job / house / pet / bank account / pen / etc.? Yes, I have.  I've got a good job. No, I haven’t. I haven’t got any pets.

Have you got any children? Yes, I have. I've got three children - two sons and a daughter.

Have you got a best friend? What’s her name? Why are you good friends? Yes, I have. Her name is Diana. We are good friends because she understands me.

Can you play tennis/golf/football/basketball?  Yes, I can play golf.

Can you swim?

Can you ride a bicycle/a horse/a camel?
Can you drive a car?
Can you cook / make a cake / paint / draw?

Can you speak English? No, I can't. / I only know a few words.
I don’t speak well.

Do you speak German? No, I don’t. But I speak English.
I’m sorry. I don’t speak German.

Could you speak English when you were five years old?
Yes, I could speak English when I was five years old.

Will you make a coffee, please? Of course. / Sure.

Thank you. You’re welcome. / No problem.

Will you set the table? Yes, I will.

Will you bring me a towel? I’ll bring it in a moment.

Can you bring me soap?

Can you make my bed?

Do you understand?
I don’t understand you. / Pardon?
I don’t understand. Can you repeat it please?

Could you speak more slowly?

Excuse me, could you tell me where the... is?

Would you like some milk? Yes, please. / No, thanks.

What do you do on weekends? /in your free time?

Good morning. Good afternoon. Good evening. Good night. Hey. Hi. Hello.

How do you do? How do you do.

Nice to see you. Nice to see you too.

Pleased to meet you.

How are you? Fine, thanks. And you?

Have a nice day. / Enjoy yourself.

What are you interested in? I like reading, watching the newest films and dancing.

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? It's $45.

How would you like to pay? By credit card. / In cash.

Can I pay by credit card / check? Certainly. We accept all major cards.

Have you got something bigger / smaller / lighter / etc.?
Certainly, we've got smaller sizes as well.

What's that? It's a cat!

What time is it? It's three o'clock.

Can / May I open the window? Certainly. It's hot in here!

Is there a bank / supermarket / pharmacy / etc. near here? Yes. There is a bank on the next corner next to the post office.

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 sugar left.

Are there any apples / sandwiches / books left?       No, there aren't any apples left.

Is this your / his / her / etc. book / ball / house / etc.?
No, I think it's his ball.

Whose is this / that? It's Jack's.

Can I ask you a favour?

It’s very nice of you.

What do you think?

You are right. / You are wrong.

I think so. / I don’t think so.

I’m sure. / I doubt. / It’s very unlikely.

How do you like it?

I love it. / I hate it. /

Do you like films? Yes, I do. My favourite film is... .

What do you like? I like playing tennis, reading and listening to music.

What does he look like? He's tall and slim.

What would you like? I'd like a steak and chips.

What is it like? It's an interesting country.

What's the weather like? It's raining at the moment.

Would you like some coffee / tea / food? Yes, thank you. I'd like some coffee.

Would you like something to drink / eat? Thank you. Could I have a cup of tea?

What do you think about that book / Tim / etc.? I think the book is very interesting.

What's it about? It's about a young boy who encounters adventures.

How big / far / difficult / easy is it? The test was very difficult!

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 some friends next weekend.

What shall we do this evening? Let's go see a film.

Why don't we go out / play tennis / visit friends / etc. this evening? Yes, that sounds like a good idea.

Could you recommend me something to eat?

When does our ship leave?

What time do we arrive in Wien?

Where do I have to change?

I’d like a non-smoker second class ticket.

I’m leaving tomorrow.

Which way? This way.

Turn to the left / right. Go ahead.

Where is the nearest post office?

Where could I change some money?

How are you? I’m tired.

How do you feel yourself? I’m bored.

Are you all right? I’m hungry. / I’m thirsty.

     I’m sleepy.

     I feel ill. / I feel good.

     I’m in a hurry.

     I’m late. / I’m early.

Who is that man?  That man is Mr Johns.

Who broke the window?

Who are you looking for? I’m looking for Sarah. Did you see her?

I can’t find Jack. Did you see him? There he is.

Who (What / Why) are you waiting for? I’m waiting for Peter.

Who/What are you talking about? I’m talking about...

What’s the news?

What’s the matter? / problem? What happened? What did you say?

Why are you late?

Which book will you choose?

What was the ... like? It was... (OK /boring / interesting / big / cheap / expensive / exciting / amazing / terrible / delicious...)

How did you sleep?

Did you enjoy yourself? Yes, it was brilliant.

Am I interrupting something?

May I speak to you?

Can I ask you a question?

What can I do for you?

Why are you working here? Because I needed a change. Because it pays well. Because I hated my former job.

Would you wait a minute, please? I’ll be in the corridor.

Do you mind if I smoke / if I join you? Not at all.

May I borrow your pen for a minute?

Will you pass me the bread, please? Here you are.

Thanks for the invitation. It’s a pleasure.

Thanks for the advice. You’re welcome.

Thanks for the help. No problem.

Thanks for the kindness. Don’t mention it


Receive my deepest sympathy.

It was my fault.

Forgive me.

Excuse me. / I’m sorry.

Are you in a hurry? No. We have plenty of time.
Yes. I have no time for breakfast.

last week / yesterday / today / tonight / tomorrow / next week

Monday / Tuesday /Wednesday /Thursday /Friday /Saturday /Sunday

How often do you drink milk? Once a day.
Twice a week.
Three times a month.
Four times a year.

When did Mr Kenneshi arrive? A week ago./A few days ago.

When will Mr Kenneshi leave? In a week./In a few days. / Soon.

How long have you been working here? Since last March. / For 3 months.

What’s the weather like? It’s fine/warm/cold/sunny/rainy/cloudy/snowy...
There is a storm outside.

How are you feeling? I feel cold. I feel warm.

Have you got a house? What are the rooms look like?

In my bedroom there is a big bed and a TV. In the kitchen there are 6 chairs and a table. I have got an electric cooker. I have got a big living room with a couch and 2 sofas. In the corner there are a lot of plants. Next to the plants there is a big book case. There is a problem with the electricity.

What time do you usually go to bed? / get up?

What time shall I wake you? Wake me at 7 o’clock.

Did you have a good sleep? I had a very bad night. I am a bad sleeper.

What do you prefer? Toast or eggs?

What would you like for breakfast? I’d like a cup of coffee.

Do you eat meat? No. I am a vegetarian.

Anything else?

Have you ever been to England before? No, I haven’t.

Can you recommend a good hairdresser?

Have you got an appointment?

How are you? You look very pale. I have a head/ear/tooth/stomach ache.
I have no appetite.

What’s your favourite... ?

Would you like (to)... ?

Do you like... ?

Have you got a... ?