Answering/not answering questions

Here are some useful expressions for when you are making a presentation or talk, perhaps in a meeting or in a congress or perhaps more informally in a discussion around the coffee machine. Or, if you work at Google, over the table football or going down the slide 😉

Are there any questions?

That is all I have to say. Are there any questions? 

That’s a good question.  This is a good way of giving yourself time to think.

That’s a good question. Let me think about it for a moment.

As I said earlier, ..….

As I said earlier, we are looking at several different solutions.

I’m afraid I can’t answer that.

I’m afraid I can’t answer that. That information is still confidential.

I’m afraid I don’t know.

That’s a good question. I’m afraid I don’t know the answer. We are still investigating.

I’m not in a position to answer that.  This is a great way of ‘blocking’ questions.

I’m not in a position to answer that.  You will have to ask Peter about that.

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9 thoughts on “Answering/not answering questions”

  1. Thank you very much for interesting and extremely helpful material. I am used to having it already and I’m really grateful to you for sending practical exercises which are fun to do and a good way to memorize the material.

  2. Thank you very much for the exercises you sent periodically. They are really helpful for me.

  3. Thanks for these exercise to preparing for us,at the some these sentences
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