Answering/not answering questions

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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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Oct 10, 2012, 3:45 pm

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.

Patricia Benitez

Oct 10, 2012, 6:11 pm

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

fareed uddin

Oct 10, 2012, 5:42 am

sir, this very good for learning


Oct 10, 2012, 6:07 pm

Thank you very much for the exercises interesting you sent .


Oct 10, 2012, 5:34 pm

Thank you for the exercise I used to have problem with this but now you solve it.


Oct 10, 2012, 9:08 pm

These are great lessons for my intermediate and advanced learners here in Miami. Thanks!


Oct 10, 2012, 7:53 pm

Thank you for these lessons. They help me understand better this language and improve my skills.


Dec 12, 2012, 10:40 am

thanks for lessons and I want more lessons about reading because I dont good it pleass


Jan 1, 2013, 7:10 pm

Thanks for these exercise to preparing for us,at the some these sentences
İ had problem,but now i am great…………

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