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  • Bob the Canadian here and I just wanted to talk to you today about a question you'll

  • hear quite often in everyday English conversation and that question is, "What are you going

  • to do?"

  • You'll hear this question quite often after a statement is made like,

  • "Oh no, there's no more milk in the refrigerator!"

  • "What are you going to do?"

  • "Oh no, I lost my dog!"

  • "What are you going to do?"

  • Now we don't say it that clearly in everyday English conversation.

  • We actually take the first part of the question, "What are you" and we shorten it down to "What're

  • ya".

  • ***Note this is not real english, just how it sounds.

  • I know it sounds a little bit strange, "What are you" becomes "What're ya" and the second

  • part of the question, "going to do" becomes "gonna do".

  • So you end up with a question that sounds more like this, "What're ya gonna do?"

  • "What're ya gonna do?"

  • "Oh no there's no more milk in the fridge."

  • "What're you gonna do?"

  • "Oh no i lost my dog!"

  • "What're ya gonna do?"

  • And then the first part of the question also has another variation to it and that variation

  • is, "Whatcha."

  • So you'll often hear people say, "Whatcha gonna do?"

  • "Oh no, I've lost my cat!"

  • "Whatcha gonna do?"

  • Well that's the question, "What are you going to do?"

  • Bob the Canadian here.

  • Learn English with Bob the Canadian.

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  • Thanks for watching.

  • Grrr.

  • It's cold out here today.

  • Ha!

Bob the Canadian here and I just wanted to talk to you today about a question you'll

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How to Learn English: "What are you going to do?" Using the Spoken English Question

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    Samuel posted on 2018/10/06
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