Questions and Answers

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Here are some ways of dealing with questions when you are the SPEAKER:

When you don’t want to answer:

  • To be honest, I’m not really the person to ask about that.

When someone interrupts you:

  • Sorry, could I just finish?

When you finally understand what they want to know:

  • Oh I see. So what you are asking is

When you realise they don’t understand what you said:

  • Perhaps I didn’t make myself clear. What I was trying to say was …

If you don’t want to tell everyone:

  • Perhaps we can talk about it when I have finished.

To close off the presentation:

  • If there are no more questions, we should stop there.

Here are some ways of getting an answer when you are the QUESTIONER:

When the answer doesn’t give you the information you want:

  • Yes, that may be so, but what I want to know is …

When the answer is evasive:

  • Yes, but you still haven’t answered my question.

If you are sceptical and want more detail:

  • Well, I’m not so sure. Can you give us an example to illustrate that?

If you don’t agree:

  • That may be so, but I still think …

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9 Comments

Cecilia

Oct 10, 2012, 9:58 pm

Thanks for your effort in setting up so many useful exercises. It is always a pleasure to read them! Keep it up.

shajicg

Oct 10, 2012, 4:16 am

Thanks for your tips. It is very helpful.

Shaji

vivek

Oct 10, 2012, 4:05 pm

Thank you so much sir………..

peter

Oct 10, 2012, 7:37 am

thank you

Renko

Oct 10, 2012, 1:42 am

Thanks so much for you tips. They’re really helpful.

Tassawur Hussain

Jan 1, 2013, 10:20 am

Hi & A.salam,

Now i am live in Pakistan & recently i am staring English language in Domino. Please give me advice how can improve my English?

Best Regards,

Tassawur Hussain shaikh
Pakistan

Cleiton Rafael.

Feb 2, 2013, 1:00 pm

You´re the best. Thank you for giving us a little bit of you knowledge.

Bahar

Mar 3, 2013, 7:58 am

ya dear this website is very uesfull so i like it and want to say thanks alot really i have got alot of infromation in it.

Adam

Jan 1, 2014, 12:00 pm

Thank you very much for the lesson

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