How to Answer the Question “How Are You?”

12.04.2019 - By Go Natural English Podcast | Listening & Speaking Lessons

Download our free app to listen on your phone

I’m sure one of the very first things you learned to say in English was, “How are you?” --> Join the waitlist for the complete English course: People will probably ask you this question A LOT! It’s really easy to answer, but there are a few things to remember. Here’s how to feel comfortable answering this question, every time. 1. “HOW ARE YOU?” IS SIMPLY ANOTHER WAY TO SAY HELLO — HERE’S HOW TO ANSWER Most of the time, we use this question as a polite way to say hello, and you don’t need to say anything about how you are really feeling. Say one or two positive words, thank them for asking, and ask them the same question. Any of these answers will work almost all of the time: “Great, thank you. How are you?” (very positive) “Good, thanks, and you?” (positive – this is the most common answer) “Fine, thanks. How are you?” (a little less positive – I’m okay) Your answer will depend on the person who is asking, and how well you know them.

More episodes from Go Natural English Podcast | Listening & Speaking Lessons