Hey English learners welcome to one more English conversation lesson to improve your English fluency and become fluent in English. This Spoken English lesson will teach you useful daily English conversation phrases with the word ‘What’. We use what quite often in your English speaking, but when you combine what with some other words, you can make some interesting English phrases that sound fluent in English. We always try to bring you English lessons that are practical and useful to speak English fluently and confidently.
Complete Lesson Transcript : –
Hello guys, so what’s up? What’s cooking? What’s the deal with your new watch? And what do you say? Do you know what all these phrases mean? Maybe you know what we mean by what’s up? But then there are many more phrases that you can create out of the word “what” such a simple word but it can help you talk in many different ways. So watch this complete lesson with me in order to learn 10 amazing conversational phrases with the word what my name is Michelle and you’re watching me on let’s talk subscribe to our channel watch the complete video and you can also watch some more videos ok so let’s get started with the first question that we have today the first question is so what’s the catch well what do you think this means are we really talking about a physical catch no we’re not talking about a physical catch here we’re talking about a trap oh yes the word catch means trap here like what’s the trap ok so just imagine if your friend wants to sell his amazing car which has a really good condition for just two thousand dollars be like ok what’s the catch so you doubt the fact that your friend wants maybe some favor in return from you or he’s trying to lay a trap for you ok possibly the car is faulty it’s got some problem and that’s why he just wants to sell it off ok in such a situation you can always say what’s the catch so that’s how you can use this phrase now let’s look at the next one the next one is what’s the drill okay now what is a drill in general have you seen a drilling machine it makes a funny sound and it’s quite persistent it goes on drilling for some time so in this question the word drill means procedure oh yes what’s the procedure but you know saying procedure is so boring so let’s make it more fun and instead say what’s the drill now let’s say that you want to order a new computer for your company so you ask your friend your colleague hey I want to order a new computer for our company what’s the drill what’s the procedure so use this question in order to make your board in question very interesting let’s look at the next one what do you say Oh what did I just say well I only said the same phrase in a more natural manner so instead of saying what do you say you can say what do you say okay which would look more like what ya say so think of that as one word don’t think of it as four words now try and say this what do you say well that sounds so much more natural and cooler okay now coming to the meaning what does it really mean what do you say what do you mean by this so let’s say that you’re planning a trip and you want your friends opinion if they want to join you so you could say that hey I’m going shopping on Saturday and then I’m hitting the beach on Sunday I love you to join me what do you say okay so that’s another way of asking someone’s opinion all right much cooler actually the next one we have is what goes around comes around think of a circle a circle has no end anything which is at this point we’ll come back to it all right so this is how people describe life sometimes more like karma I don’t know if I I don’t really much believe in karma but people often say that how you do to others is what you get in return sometime later in your life so if you do bad to somebody it happens to you as well and if you do good to someone that also comes back to you so if you’re in a situation where your friend is let’s say you know making fun of you and is really irritating you maybe in a funny way you could tell them hey what goes around comes around I’ll come back with the revenge so that’s the way it is use what goes around comes around as in whatever you do will happen to you in the future as something believe okay the next one we have is what do I owe ya aha so again I said the same phrase but something like this so instead of saying what I said what right so I would say this whenever you say what do whenever you have what do it becomes what yes with a derp sound so let’s see how we’ll say this okay now look at this as one question what I oh yeah what do i oh yeah which means how much do I need to pay you okay but this is a much more informal way of saying this so let’s say you go to the bar and you had like two or three drinks and you’re telling the bartender like how much do I need to pay you so instead of saying that you could tell the bartender what do I owe you okay so that’s another way of saying how much do I need to pay you again a cooler and a more interesting way the next one we have is What’s Eating him definitely you don’t have a shark eating anybody but here we are talking about someone who looks very upset or angry so if you see a person who’s suddenly upset or angry and you want to inquire enquire about them like why is this person so angry or why is this person so sad you might say hey what’s eating him like why is he so irritated or why is he so frustrated so what’s eating him is used for a frustrated person or an angry looking upset person alright with that we move to the next one what are you getting at or what are you driving at so oftentimes it happens that when we’re talking to people they happen to talk about everything except the most important part and you’re not able to understand like what are they really trying to say what is the conclusion what is the meaning so basically you go like what do you really want to say so just say the same saying instead of saying what do you really want to say you could say what are you getting at or what you driving at so what’s the main point of your conversation all right now the last the next one we have is what’s done is done okay this is used about past incidences so if you know that someone is talking about their past and they are regretting like oh I wish I had gone to that place on that day but I’m so sad I couldn’t just go there and now the sale has finished so for that person because they are regretting you could say hey buddy what’s done is done which means it cannot be changed anymore great it cannot be changed great the next one is what’s width okay so this one is used when you’re talking about someone like maybe when you’re talking about a person okay when you think that they are again looking sort of strange acting strange you could say what’s with him or her like what happened to them but you can also use what’s with to talk about an object like let’s say you’re in your office and you want to use the copy machine but you know that it got broken a few days back so you ask your colleague hey what’s with the copy machine like is it working anymore so you can use it with objects the next one is what’s the deal with okay so what’s the deal with it’s very similar to what’s wit but here you’re using it to find out the status of something like is it working anymore or what’s up what’s the progress so if you want to say what’s the progress instead of saying that you could say what’s the deal with bla bla bla so this is used for progress to check the progress or the status of something so if you want to check the progress of status of a project a common project that you were doing with your classmate you could be like hey what’s the deal with the school project like what’s the progress are you doing anything about it okay now I have already told you ten questions that you can make with what but I have a bonus for you in the end because you stayed so far so for that I have the last one what’s cooking so this is usually used to ask someone what’s up so now that we already have an app called whatsapp we can start and use newer phrases to ask what’s up so instead of saying how are you what’s up you could say so what’s cooking like what’s happening so another way of saying what’s up or what’s happening is what’s cooking okay so you could ask your friend hey what’s cooking and he’d be like you know nothing much just doing my English homework but you can also use this between two people you know if you see two people and they appear quite romantic to you and you think that maybe they’re seeing each other but they haven’t told you could say hey what’s cooking between you and John so that’s another way of asking so what’s up between you both are you guys dating or seeing each other okay now when that we are here at the end of the lesson and today you have learned some awesome phrases that you can make and use with the world what so what can do much more than what you thought so far so thank you so much for staying tuned with me come back for more lessons this is Michelle see you very soon till then enjoy and keep learning English bye bye