You’ve surely found the way English people speak a bit confusing, haven’t you ? 🙂

Welcome to a brush up exercise on short answers. This style of speaking is typical of natural English and it can be a bit mind boggling for learners. 

Also it’s a great way to revise  auxiliary verbs, which will help you formulate tag questions too.

Take a listen to this podcast and see if you can answer as quickly as Chris. 


  1. Listen several times.
  2. Write down the conversation, underline the auxiliary verb in the first sentence.
  3. Write down your answer.
  4. Listen again and answer quickly

Buckland Business English