Welcome to Mind your language English lessons in three minutes, the fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn English. hey, everyone, I’m Lamas in this series. we’re going to learn some easy ways to ask and answer common questions in English. it’s really useful. and it only takes three minutes in this lesson, you’re going to learn how to ask what someone’s job is in natural English. Of course, you can just say, what is your job? this is correct English, but it sounds too direct and awkward native English speakers almost never say this in a social situation.
Instead, they use a different question, but before we master that we need to compare it to a very similar question, and. what are you doing? I’m presenting a video about English. what do you do? I’m an English teacher, do you see the difference, between these two questions, what are you doing, and what do you do sound similar but mean different things. the first one is asking what you are doing right now. this minute, you answer it using an I n g verb, what are you doing. I’m reading. I’m watching tv, while the second is actually a shortened version of what do you do for a living, this is how we ask. what is your job in natural English.
Let’s practice this question. what do you do? what do you do when native speakers of English ask this question, it can come out very fast and sound more like what do you do. in order to tell it, apart from what are you doing. just listen for the in sound on the end of the question, if it’s not there, then you’re being asked what your job is, so how would you answer this question. just think of it as if the other person is asking you, what is your job. you could answer with I am plus your job. I’m a teacher. I’m a teacher or I’m an engineer if you want to learn more job names.
You can also mention the place that you work at starting with I work at. I work at a hospital. I work at a hospital. I work at a law firm. I work at a law firm. if you work for a big company that is well known. you can say I work for and then the name. I work for Microsoft. I work for Microsoft. I work for the New York Times. I work for the New York times now it’s time for Lamas’ advice. when you ask the question, what do you do and the other person tells you their job, it’s polite to make some kind of positive comment about his or her job, for example, how interesting or that must be exciting or even, oh. really remember to sound sincere.
Welcome to Mind your language English lessons in three minutes, the fastest. an easiest and most fun way to learn English. hey, everyone, Lamas. here in this series, we’re going to learn some easy ways to ask and answer common questions in English. it’s really useful, and it only takes three minutes. in this lesson. you are going to learn how to ask what someone’s hobbies are without using the word hobbies, you’ve probably seen the question. do you have any hobbies or what are your hobbies in an English textbook before? however, native English speakers almost never use the word hobbies when asking about them a much more natural way to ask. the same question is, what do you do for fun.
Let’s practice this question. what do you do for fun? what do you do for fun? you can also ask, what do you do in your free time. what do you do in your free time? So, how would you answer this question? let’s look at how native speakers would do it. the easiest way is to say I like to or just I like, followed by what you like to do. for example, if you like watching movies. you could say I like to watch movies or I like watching movies.
I like to watch movies or I like watching movies, and if you like golf. you could say I like to play golf or I like playing golf. I like to play golf or I like playing golf. you can emphasize how much you like your hobby by adding a word like really in front of like. for example, I really like watching movies. on the other hand, if you want to play down, how much you like something. you can say kind of, for example. I kind of like playing tennis.