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Top 25 English Questions You


Need to Know S1 #4
What Do You Do?

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In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “What do you do?”

Eric: What do you do?

Becky: T he first word in the question is...

Eric: what

Becky: T his is a question word used to ask for more information.

Eric: (Slow, by syllable) what

Becky: Listen again and repeat.

Eric: what

{Pause}

Becky: T his pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the
translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated
throughout the series. T ry to speak aloud as often as possible. T he next word in the
question is

Eric: do

Becky: meaning “to perform the action of.”

Eric: (Slow, by syllable) do

Becky: Now repeat.

Eric: do

{Pause}

Becky: Listen to the first two words of the question and then repeat.

Eric: what do

{pause}

Becky: And after that is

Eric: you

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Becky: “the person you're talking to”

Eric: (Slow, by syllable) you

Becky: Now repeat.

Eric: you

{Pause}

Becky: Listen to the first three words of the question and then repeat.

Eric: what do you

{pause}

Becky: And after that is

Eric: do

Becky: It means “to perform the action of”

Eric: (Slow, by syllable) do

Becky: Now repeat.

Eric: do

{Pause}

Becky: Now listen to the entire question and repeat.

Eric: What do you do?

{pause}

Becky: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.
Master the following pattern and responses to the question “What do you do?”

Eric: I am a teacher.

Becky: "I am a teacher.” Listen as the phrase is repeated slowly. Repeat the phrase.

Eric: (Slow) I am a teacher.

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{pause}

Becky: Let's break it down from the beginning. T he first word is

Eric: I

Becky: T his is the singular pronoun used by the person speaking.

Eric: (Slow, by syllable) I

Becky: Now repeat.

Eric: I

{Pause}

Becky: And after that,

Eric: am

Becky: meaning “to exist.”

Eric: (Slow, by syllable) am

Becky: Now repeat.

Eric: am

{Pause}

Becky: And after that is

Eric: a

Becky: the indefinite article

Eric: (Slow, by syllable) a

Becky:Now repeat.

Eric: a

{pause}

Becky: And after that is

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Eric: teacher

Becky: "T eacher, someone who teaches”

Eric: (Slow, by syllable) teacher

Becky: Now repeat.

Eric: teacher

{Pause}Becky: Listen to the speaker say “I am a teacher” and then repeat.

Eric: I am a teacher.

{pause}Becky: T o expand on the pattern, let’s replace “teacher” with “lawyer.”

Eric: lawyer

Becky: “lawyer,” a person who assists others in law matters

Eric: (slow) lawyer (regular) lawyer

Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “lawyer.”

Eric: I am a lawyer.

Becky: Other than replacing “teacher” with “lawyer,” the phrase stayed the same.
Now say, “I am a lawyer.”

{pause}

Eric: I am a lawyer.

Becky: T o expand on the pattern, replace “lawyer” with “programmer.”

Eric: programmer

Becky: “programmer,” a person who creates computer programs.

Eric: (slow) programmer (regular) programmer

Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “programmer.”

Eric: I am a programmer.

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Becky: Again, it mostly stays the same; just replace “lawyer” with “programmer.” Say
“I am a programmer.”

{pause}

Eric: I am a programmer.

Becky: For more practice, let’s replace “programmer” with “office worker.”

Eric: office worker

Becky: “office worker,” a person who works at an office

Eric: (slow) office worker (regular) office worker

Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “office worker.”

Eric: I am an office worker.

Becky: Here we simply replaced “programmer” with “office worker.” Now say, “I am an
office worker.”

{pause}

Eric: I am an office worker.

Becky: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you’re visiting the United States and someone
asks what you do. You’re a teacher. Respond to the question.

Eric: What do you do? (five seconds) I am a teacher.

Becky: Imagine you’re a lawyer. How would you respond?

Eric: What do you do? (five seconds) I am a lawyer.

Becky: Imagine you’re a programmer. Answer the speaker's question.

Eric: What do you do? (five seconds) I am a programmer.

Becky: Imagine you're an office worker. How will you answer?

Eric: What do you do? (five seconds) I am an office worker.

Becky: You want to learn what that person does. Ask the question.

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(5 seconds)

Eric: What do you do?

{pause}

Becky: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Make sure to practice out loud.

Eric: What do you do?

Becky: T his is the end of Lesson 4.

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