Do you know what khổng lồ say when someone asks you, “What are you up to?”
Today find out the best ways to respond to small talk questions and greetings in English like “how have you been?” and “what are you up to?” for better conversations và better connections in English.
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“Hi Lindsay & Michelle. I am Jan, an avid listener of AEE from Singapore.
I am intermediate to advanced in reading và listening because I can understvà any listening material but not in speaking.
I find myself struggling khổng lồ connect with people in many conversations. For instance, I have sầu a friover who usually starts a conversation by asking, “Hi how have you been?” followed by “What are you up to?” almost every time we see each other.
Honestly, the second question makes me thảm bại the connection because I’m not sure how lớn respond.
I understvà that it means something lượt thích “what are you doing?” but I still get confused.
Should I tell her what I have done in the past few days? What I am doing at the moment? Or what I am planning to lớn do?”
-Jan, AEE Listener
This is a great question from Jan!
“What are you up to?”
What does this mean? It means “What are you doing right now?” if the person sees you regularly.
If the person does not see you very often & it’s someone who is checking in with you after 6 months or a year it would mean “What is going on in your life?” or it could still mean “What are you doing right now?””
How vì we respond?“Oh not much, you?”“Oh not much. What about you?”“Oh not a whole lot. What about you?”“I am working on my new project. What are you doing?”
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“What have sầu you been up to?”
This is more often used when you sit down with someone và catch up.
How vì chưng we answer it?“Oh not much”“Not too much”“Not a whole lot”
If you are confused about what they are asking about:“Are you asking about this moment?”“You mean right now?”
What questions vì chưng you have from today’s episode?