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Becky: Top 25 English Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 19 “What's wrong?” in English.
In each lesson of this 25-part series, you'll encounter a common question that English learners come across, and then learn how to answer like a native speaker. You'll learn how these key phrases works by breaking them down into each component. Then, through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “What's wrong?”
Eric: “What’s wrong?
Becky: The first word in the question is
Eric: “what’s”
Becky: the contraction of "what is."
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “what’s”
Becky: Listen again and repeat.
Eric: “what’s”
{Pause}
Becky: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Eric: “wrong”
Becky: meaning “not correct.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “wrong”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “wrong”
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Eric: “What’s wrong?”
{pause}
Becky: You’ll hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question “What's wrong?”
Eric: "I'm tired."
Becky: “I'm tired.” Listen as the phrase is repeated again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Eric: (Slow) "I'm tired."
{pause}
Becky: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word is
Eric: “I’m”
Becky: the contraction of "I am."
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “I’m”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “I’m”
{Pause}
Becky: And after that is
Eric: “tired”
Becky: meaning “the state of being in need of sleep or rest.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “tired”
Becky:Now repeat.
Eric: “tired”
{Pause}
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the speaker say “I'm tired” and then repeat.
Eric: "I'm tired."
{pause}Becky: To use a different phrase, replace “tired” with “sad.”
Eric: “sad”
Becky: meaning “unhappy,” “a feeling of grief.”
Eric: (slow) “sad” (regular) “sad”
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “sad.”
Eric: “I’m sad.”
Becky: It mostly stays the same, just replace “tired” with “sad.” Now try “I'm sad.”
{pause}
Eric: “I’m sad.”
Becky: To give a different answer, replace “sad” with “sick.”
Eric: “sick”
Becky: meaning “being in or of ill health.”
Eric: (slow) “sick” (regular) “sick”
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “sick.”
Eric: “I’m sick.”
Becky: It’s almost the same, just replace “sad” with “sick.” Let’s practice. Say “I'm sick.”
{pause}
Eric: “I’m sick.”
Becky: For more practice, replace “sick” with “worried.”
Eric: “worried”
Becky: meaning “nervous.”
Eric: (slow) “worried” (regular) “worried”
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “worried.”
Eric: “I’m worried.”
Becky: Here we just replace “sick” with “worried.” Now say “I'm worried.”
{pause}
Eric: “I’m worried.”
Becky: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you’re visiting the United States and someone asks you what's wrong. You want to answer that you’re tired. What would you say?
Eric: What’s wrong? (five seconds) "I'm tired."
Becky: Now you want to say you’re sad. Respond to the question.
Eric: What’s wrong? (five seconds) "I'm sad."
Becky: You want to say you’re sick. Answer the speaker's question.
Eric: What’s wrong?(five seconds) "I'm sick."
Becky: Imagine you're worried. What do you say?
Eric: What’s wrong? (five seconds) "I'm worried."
Becky: Now you want to ask someone what's wrong. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Eric: “What’s wrong?”
{pause}
Becky: This is the end of Lesson 19.

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What's wrong? I'm tired, I don't like the night shift.

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what is wrong ?


I am worried.

I am nervous.

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What is wrong ? Many think on this Planet is wrong but many think it's good . Sometime raining sometime sun shine , everythink its like should be . Some time no words in head to write in other language. We make slowly step to change this. So .. What it's wrong ? Nothing.

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Wednesday at 08:43 PM
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What's wrong?

- I'm tired.

- I'm sad.

- I'm sick.

- I'm worried.

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I'm worried