Grammar 4-09 | Low Intermediate | CEFR B1

Indirect Questions

Listen to four short conversation using indirect questions.

Conversation #1

A: Do you know what you are doing?
B: Yes, I know what I am doing.
A: Great. Then show me how to do this.
B: You don’t know how to do this?
A: No, I don’t know how to do this.
B: Cool! I’ll show you how

Conversation #2

A: Do you know when we start?
B: I’m not sure when we begin.
A: I think we begin at three.
B: Do you know where going after the meeting?
A: I think we are going to the factory.
B: Got it!

Conversation #3

A: What are you doing?
B: I’m trying to see who is coming to the party.
A: Cool! Do you know what food they are serving?
B: I think it is vegetarian.
A: Oh, no! I don’t know why they do that.
B: To be healthy I guess.

Conversation #4

A: Do you see what I am seeing?
B: Yeah, I do but I don’t know what to make of it.
A: Well, you know who started this?
B: I know who. Barry!
A: You know why?
B: Oh, yeah I remember why!

Grammar Notes

What | What do I mean?

(Q) Do you know what I mean?
(A) I know what you mean.
(N) I don’t know what you mean.

Who | Who is that?

(Q) Do you know who that is?
(A) I know who you are talking about.
(N) I don’t know who you are talking about.

When | When does it start?

(Q) Do you know when it starts?
(A) I know when it starts.
(N) I don’t know when it starts.

Where | Where are you going?

(Q) Do you know where you are going?
(A) I know where I am going.
(N) I don't know where I am going.

How | How do you do this?

(Q) Do you know how to do this?
(A) I know how to do this.
(N) I don’t know how to do this.

Why | Why do they do that?

(Q) Do you know why they do that?
(A) I kind of know why they do it.
(N) I don’t know why they do that.

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