160 Basic English Question & Answers for daily conversation

In this English lesson you will learn how to ask basic questions and how to answer them. There are a number of expressions which we can use to ask questions, asking questions is the best way to practice English conversation. In this English lesson the topics covered are

In this English lesson you will learn asking over 100 basic questions and how to answer them. You would learn asking questions related to, personal information, Introducing yourself and saying hello, Shopping related questions, Questions with the word like and asking for someone’s opinion and suggestion.

These questions would help you to keep the conversation going. So, let’s begin.

  • Personal information questions
  • Introducing yourself and saying hello
  • Shopping questions
  • Asking something specific questions
  • Questions using the word ‘Like’
  • Asking for an opinion & Suggestions

Each of these topics have several examples of questions and sometimes shows how to ask for other things with the same question.

Personal Information questions

What’s your name?
My name’s Jacob

Where are you from?
I’m from London

Where do you come from?
I come from London

That’s another way of asking the question, where are you from?

What is your surname?

What is your family name?
My family name is Brown.

This is another way of asking someone’s surname. Family name and surname mean the same thing.

What’s your first name?
My first name is John.

What’s your address?
I stay at, 13 United Street.

Where do you live?
I live in England.

What’s your telephone number?
My number is 845 676

What’s your email address?

You can email me at john@gmail.com

How old are you?

I’m Thirty-eight years old.

When and where were you born?
I was born in 1974 in London.

Are you married?
No am single
Yes, I am married

What’s your marital status?
I’m married.

What do you do? or What’s your job?
I’m an English teacher.

I teach English at the High School.

Where did you go ?
I went  shopping with a friend.

What did you buy?
We bought some new clothes on sale.

Where were you?
I was in London for the weekend.

Have you got a car / job / house / etc.?
Yes, I’ve got a hatch back.
Yes, I drive a sedan.

A hatch back car has a  full width door at the back end, that opens upwards to provide easy access for loading.

A sedan car is a four-door vehicle that often seats four to five people and has characteristics such as a closed roof.

Have you got a house?
No, I live in a flat.

Have you got any children?
Yes, I’ve got three children – two boys and a daughter.
No, not yet.

Can you play tennis?
Yes, I can play Tennis.

No, I play football.

Can you speak English?
No, I can’t speak Chinese.

Yes, I can. But I am not fluent, I am learning to speak English.

Could you speak English when you were five years old?
Yes, I could speak English when I was five years old.

No, I couldn’t. English is not my native language.

Introducing Yourself and Saying Hello

How do you do?
How do you do. Pleased to meet you.

How are you?
Fine, thanks. And you?

Shopping questions

How can I help you?

May I help you?
Yes. I’m looking for a sweater.

No thanks, I am just looking around.

Can I try it on?
Sure, the changing rooms are over there.

Have you got something bigger?
Certainly, we’ve got  larger sizes as well.

How much does it cost? How much is it?
This shirt is for 50$

How would you like to pay?
I would like to pay by cash.

Can I pay by credit card?
Certainly. We accept all the major cards.

Asking Something Specific questions

What’s that?
It’s a smart watch.

What time is it?
It’s one o’clock.

May I open the window?
Certainly. It’s very hot in the office today!

Is there a bakery near here?
Yes. There is a bakery nearby, take the next corner and it’s next to the bank.

Where is the nearest bank?
The nearest bank is on united street.

Who wrote this article?
Michelle wrote this article “The Sun Also Rises”.

Is there any rice?
Yes, there’s a lot of rice left.

Are there any sandwiches?
No, there aren’t any sandwiches left.

Is this your book?
No, I think it’s his book.

Whose is that?
It’s Henry. My sisters fiance

Questions using the word ‘Like’

What do you like to do on weekends?
I like playing cricket, reading and listening to pop music.

What does she look like?
She’s tall and slim with blonde hair.

What would you like to eat?
I’d like a burger, chips and soda.

What is it like?
It’s an interesting country many things to see and do.

What’s the weather like?
It’s raining heavily at the moment.

Would you like some coffee?
Yes, thank you. I’d like some coffee.

Would you like something to drink?
Thank you. Could I have a cup of coffee and some cake?

Asking for an Opinion

What’s it about?
It’s about a young girl who has many adventures.

What do you think about this book?
I think the book is very interesting.

Is it difficult to prepare for IELTS?
It’s not if your practice well.

What are your views on Donald Trump as the America’s President?

That’s a good question, well I am speechless.

How was the movie?
It was very interesting. You should watch it.

How do you feel about Clara?
Clara is quite friendly and helpful.


How about I pick you up at eight o’clock on my way to the airport?

Great. I’ll see you then.

how about some lunch?

Yeah! Sure, I am hungry.

Why don’t you take some time out and rest?

That’s a good idea.

What shall we do this evening?
Let’s go see a movie.

Why don’t we go out visit some old friends this afternoon?
Yes, that sounds like a great idea.

I have nothing to wear to the party.

You could wear your Blue jacket and black shoes.

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