What … ?
Where … ?
When … ?
What kind of … ?
How … ?
How long … ?
How far … ?
How late … ?
How big … ?
Using Follow-Up Questions is an important conversation skill.
We use them to:
– continue the conversation.
– get more details about a topic.
– show that we are listening.
– show that we understood.
– show interest.
When talking, first use a Rejoinder, then a Follow-Up Question.
A: How was the tennis match?
B: I won!
A: That’s great! Who did you play with?
A: We’re having problems with the car again.
B: Oh, no! What‘s the matter this time?
Introductory Exercise One — Answers
3. A: Oh, really? That’s late. What were you doing until midnight?
5. A: I see. Where did you go?
8. B: Really? What kind of test?
10. B: Oh, no! How long are you going to study for it?
12. B: You’re kidding! How many words are on the test?
13. A: About 30 words, and they are very hard.
During your Final Speaking Exams, I want to hear you use Rejoinders and Follow-Up Questions.