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  • Hi Bob the Canadian here.

  • You may have noticed that different English speakers speak at different speeds.

  • In this video I'm going to look at 5 questions that you can ask someone, and I'll show

  • you how to ask them at a fairly slow speed, and at the speed that a native speaker would

  • normally ask the question.

  • Let's imagine a friend of yours has just returned from a trip.

  • We're going to ask them five different questions and we're going to look at different speeds

  • that you can ask those questions at.

  • English speakers tend to compress their sentences.

  • So let's look at the slow version of each question, and then I'll show you one or

  • two faster versions of the same question.

  • The first question you could ask someone when they return from a trip could be:

  • Where did you go?

  • Where did you go on your trip Dave?

  • And there are two faster versions of this question.

  • You could say:

  • Where'd you go?

  • Where'd you go Dave?

  • Or you could say:

  • Where did you go?

  • Where did you go Dave?

  • And Dave might answer and say:

  • I went to Florida.

  • A second question you could ask someone when they return from a trip is:

  • When did you get back?

  • And again there's two faster versions of this question.

  • You could say:

  • When did you get back?

  • When did you get back Dave?

  • Or you could say:

  • When did you get back?

  • When did you get back Dave?

  • And Dave might answer by saying:

  • I got back last Wednesday.

  • A third question you might ask when someone returns from a trip is:

  • How did you go?

  • And there's two faster versions of this as well.

  • You could say:

  • How'd you go?

  • How'd you go Dave?

  • Or you could say:

  • How did you go?

  • How did you go Dave?

  • And he might answer by saying:

  • I took a train.

  • Or I drove my car.

  • A fourth question you might ask someone when they return from a trip is:

  • Did you have a good time?

  • Did you have a good time on your trip Dave?

  • And there is one faster version of this question.

  • You could say:

  • Did you have a good time?

  • Did you have a good time on your trip Dave?

  • And hopefully Dave responds by saying:

  • Yes!

  • I had a great time.

  • A fifth question and last question that could ask someone when they return from a trip is

  • the question:

  • Would you go again?

  • Would you go again on the same trip?

  • And a faster version of this would be:

  • Would you go again?

  • Would you go again Dave?

  • And hopefully Dave answers by saying:

  • Yes!

  • I would definitely go again.

  • Well that's five different questions you could ask someone when they return from a

  • trip.

  • I hope you benefitted from hearing the slower version and the faster version of each question.

  • Bob the Canadian here.

  • Learn English with Bob the Canadian.

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  • And thank you for watching this video.

Hi Bob the Canadian here.

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