Common English Questions We Use Every Day!

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In this English lesson I'll help you learn some common English questions that English speakers use every day. For the last couple of weeks I tried to keep track of the most common questions that I would either ask, or be asked as I went through my days. This lesson is about the top ten questions that I heard. I hope this English lesson helps you learn and master these questions so you can ask them as well. I also hope it helps you think of some possible answers in case someone asks you one of these questions. I hope you enjoyed this lesson! Have a great day! -- βŒ› Remember: Always watch the video three times. Twice today with English subtitles on, and once tomorrow with the English subtitles off. This will reinforce the English you have learned! -- βœ… This video was edited by Ember Productions: https://audreyember.com Thanks Audrey! -- βœ… Support Me and Get These Members Only Perks: πŸ˜€πŸ’² If you would like to become a member of my channel here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJJTxA36ZPNTJ1WFIByaeA/join Becoming a member at every level has these benefits and perks: 1) For 10 minutes during each live stream you will be able to participate in the "Members Only" chat. 2) A cool crown beside your name during live streams and when making comments on videos. 3) Your name in green during live stream lesson chat. 4) You will have access to a members only video each Wednesday called, "Wednesdays with Bob". These are behind the scenes bonus videos with full English transcripts for your listening practice. 5) A full transcript for every Tuesday video. βœ… Join now to receive these perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJJTxA36ZPNTJ1WFIByaeA/join I really appreciate those you that have chosen to thank me in this way! Please only support me if you can afford it! If you prefer to support me via Patreon, here is a link to that page: https://www.patreon.com/bobthecanadian Thank you for your generosity! -- βœ…SEND ME A POSTCARD: Bob the Canadian P.O. Box 419 Smithville, Ontario Canada L0R2A0 -- TAKE YOUR ENGLISH CONVERSATIONS TO THE NEXT LEVEL: βœ…Talk to a real English tutor / teacher at preply: http://tracking.preply.com/SH2X (This is an affiliate, signing up for this service helps support my channel). -- FOLLOW ME: βœ… I have a second Youtube channel right here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmW5tmKIBrryNf5n-_A6Fmw βœ… P.S. If you are interested I have created a podcast of my shorter English lessons. It is right here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1310116 -- #englishlesson #learnenglish #bobthecanadian **Note: All images used under: CC0 License βœ“ Free for personal and commercial use βœ“ No attribution required From pexels.com or pixabay.com

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Hi, Bob the Canadian here.
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Welcome to this English lesson
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where we're going to talk about
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10 very common English questions that English speakers
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either use or hear as they go through their day.
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The other week, I thought to myself
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I should keep track of all the questions that I hear
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and all the questions that I ask as I go through my day.
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And I should turn it into an English lesson.
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And this is it.
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Question number one that I hear almost every day
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is the question how did you sleep?
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This is a question that you would hear at home.
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It's a question that family members would ask of each other.
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So a lot of times in the morning when I get up,
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Jen will say to me, "Hey, how did you sleep?"
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And I'll reply by saying, "Oh, I slept great."
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Or, "I'm a little grouchy right now
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because I didn't sleep very good at all."
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And I will also ask Jen the same question.
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I will ask my kids the same question as well.
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How did you sleep?
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It's just a nice way to start a conversation in the morning.
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It kind of helps you get a sense
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of what kind of mood the other person is in
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before you start to talk to them about other things.
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So question number one that I hear almost every day,
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how did you sleep?
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The second question is also a question
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that you use in the home.
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And it's a question that starts with have you seen my...
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And then it might end with car keys or phone.
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I'm guilty of asking this question quite a bit.
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I'll say to Jen in the morning, "Have you seen my car keys?
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Have you seen my phone?"
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Notice I don't use this question.
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I don't say where are my car keys or where is my phone?
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Because when you use that question,
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it almost implies that the other person
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should know where they are.
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So a polite way to ask about where something is
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that you lost yourself is to use that phrasing.
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Have you seen my car keys?
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Have you seen my phone?
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I ask one of those two questions almost every morning.
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The third really common question that I hear in the morning,
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because Jen asks me this question a lot,
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is the question are you running late?
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Sometimes in the morning I get up
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and I have a shower and I have breakfast
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and I'm trying to find my keys or find my phone
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and time is ticking.
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That means that I'm starting to become late for work.
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When I'm in that mood, when I'm moving fast
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and looking for stuff to try and get out the door
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sometimes Jen will say, "Hey, are you running late?"
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Basically what she's saying is
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are you starting to become late for work?
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Have you spent too much time getting ready to go
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and are you now going to be late for work?
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So another question you will hear quite often
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in the home would be the question are you running late.
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There's another question that Jen usually asks me
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before I leave the house, and it's the question
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when do you think you'll be home,
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or what time do you think you'll be home?
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My work day ends at around 4:00, 4:30,
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but it's not always over at the same time every day.
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Sometimes I have errands to run after work as well.
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So Jen sometimes is curious about when I'll be getting home.
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So she'll ask one of two questions.
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What time do you think you'll be home?
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Or when do you think you'll be home?
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The fifth most common question I hear every day
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is a question that I hear at work.
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And I hear this question when I walk in the door,
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and I hear it multiple times.
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And it's the question how's it going?
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It usually starts with the word hey.
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We like to say, "Hey, how's it going?"
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And I know there are a lot of videos
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that English teachers have made saying
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that you should use other phrases when greeting people,
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that hey, how's it going is really common
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and you should have some variety when you say hi.
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But the reality is, this is the phrase
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that English speakers that I know use all the time.
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When I walk in the door at work, when I see my boss,
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he says, "Hey, how's it going?"
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And I say, "Pretty good, how are you?"
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When I see someone at work, when I see a colleague,
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I say, "Hey, how's it going?"
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And they usually respond by saying, "Oh, pretty good.
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How are you?"
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So even though it's a super common phrase
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and maybe you would like some variety
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in your English speaking, it's still very, very common
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for English speakers to say hey, how's it going?
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The sixth super common question that I hear at work
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is the question can you give me a hand with something?
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At my job, sometimes it takes more than one person
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to do certain parts of the job.
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And sometimes people need help.
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In English, when you give someone a hand,
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when you give someone a hand with something,
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it means you're helping them.
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So if someone says can you give me a hand
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with something later today?
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It means they need some help.
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You can also use this question
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if you want to be really nice.
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If you see someone doing something
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and you think they need help, you can say,
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can I give you a hand with that?
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Or can I give you a hand?
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So the sixth most common question that I hear at work
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is can you give me a hand with something.
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The seventh most common question that I hear,
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and this is another question that I hear often at work
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is the question do you have a minute.
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When someone says to you do you have a minute?
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It usually means that they want to talk to you.
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Sometimes it means that they need help with something
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but usually it means they want to talk to you.
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If my boss walks up to me and says,
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"Hey, Bob do you have a minute?"
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It means he wants to talk to me about something.
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If I see a student who has late work
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and hasn't handed it in, I might say to them,
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"Hey, do you have a minute?"
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It means that I want to talk to them.
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So the seventh most common question that you'll hear
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is do you have a minute?
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The eighth most common question is another question
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that I hear a lot at work.
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And I usually hear it at lunchtime
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or I ask this question at lunchtime.
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And it's the question, how's your day going?
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Or how's your day going so far?
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This is just a really polite way to begin conversation
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with colleagues at lunch.
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I work with really awesome, nice people.
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So we really enjoy talking about each other's day
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as we eat lunch together.
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So the eighth most common question that I hear
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in my day as an English speaker, how's your day going?
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Or how's your day going so far?
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How's your day going so far?
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I hope pretty good.
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The ninth most common question that I either hear or ask
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is the question how was your day?
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This is a question that I ask at home.
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This is a question that I ask Jen almost every day.
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And Jen asks me the same question.
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When I get home from work, as soon as I see Jen,
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I usually say, "Hey, how's it going?
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How was your day?"
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So I greet her with how's it going, again.
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And I say, how was your day?
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And Jen will explain a little bit about how her day went.
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And then she'll say to me, "How was your day?"
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And I will tell her a little bit
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about what happened at school and what happened at work.
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So the ninth most common question that I hear
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and that I ask and that happens almost every day in my life,
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and I think it's a really important one,
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is the question how was your day?
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So I said I was going to help you learn
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10 common English questions that I hear or use every day,
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but it's actually going to be 11.
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There's going to be a bonus question.
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The two last questions are the two questions
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I hear at the end of the day.
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The first question is, what time are you going to bed?
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Jen and I usually go to bed somewhere between 10 and 11,
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but it's not the same time every night.
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So sometimes when I'm done watching TV
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or done reading a book or we're done
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playing a game or something,
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I'll say to Jen, "What time are you going to bed?"
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And Jen sometimes asks me that question as well.
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Sometimes I'm playing a game on my computer at 10 o'clock
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and she'll say, "Hey, Bob, what time are you going to bed?"
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And then the other question is the last question
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that Jen usually asks me.
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And it's the question did you set the alarm?
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So at the end of the day
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it's important to set your alarm clock.
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Sometimes I forget to do that.
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So it's really nice to have Jen there
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to ask me that question.
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Hey Bob, did you set the alarm?
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Well, hey, thank you so much for watching
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this English lesson about common English questions
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that English speakers either hear or use
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as they go through their day.
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