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Becky: Top 25 English Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 21 “Are you hungry?” 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 “Are you hungry?”
Eric: “Are you hungry?”
Becky: The first word in the question is
Eric: “are”
Becky: meaning “to exist” in English.
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “are”
Becky: Listen again and repeat.
Eric: “are”
{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: “you”
Becky: meaning “the person you're talking to.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “you”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “you”
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the first two words of the question and repeat.
Eric: “are you”
{pause}
Becky: And next is
Eric: “hungry”
Becky: meaning “to be in the state of needing food”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “hungry”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “hungry”
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Eric: “Are you hungry?”
{pause}
Becky: You’ll hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question “Are you hungry?”
Eric: “Yes, I'm a little hungry.”
Becky: You’ll hear it one more time, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Eric: (Slow) “Yes, I'm a little hungry.”
{pause}
Becky: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word is
Eric: “yes”
Becky: This is an adverb to express agreement.
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “yes”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “yes”
{Pause}
Becky: And next 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 next is
Eric: “a little”
Becky: meaning “small amount.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “a little”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “a little”
{Pause}
Becky: And last is
Eric: “hungry”
Becky: meaning “to be in the state of needing food.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “hungry”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “hungry”
{Pause}Becky: Listen to the speaker say “Yes, I'm a little hungry” and then repeat.
Eric: “Yes, I'm a little hungry”
{pause}Becky: To make a different phrase, replace “a little” with “pretty.”
Eric: “pretty”
Becky: meaning “quite,” “fairly.”
Eric: (slow) “pretty” (regular) “pretty”
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “pretty.”
Eric: “Yes, I’m pretty hungry.”
Becky: It mostly stays the same, just replace “a little” with “pretty.” Now say “Yes, I'm pretty hungry.”
{pause}
Eric: “Yes, I’m pretty hungry.”
Becky: To give a different answer, replace “pretty” with “very.”
Eric: “very”
Becky: meaning “extremely.”
Eric: (slow) “very” (regular) “very”
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “very.”
Eric: “Yes, I’m very hungry.”
Becky: It’s almost the same, just replace “pretty” with “very.” Let’s practice. Say “Yes, I'm very hungry.”
{pause}
Eric: “Yes, I’m very hungry.”
Becky: For more practice, replace “very” with “always.”
Eric: “always”
Becky: meaning “every time.”
Eric: (slow) “always” (regular) “always”
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “always.”
Eric: “Yes, I’m always hungry.”
Becky: Here we just replace “very” with “always.” Now try. Say “Yes, I'm always hungry.”
{pause}
Eric:“Yes, I’m always hungry.”
Becky: To say "no” in a simple way, just say
Eric: “No, I’m not.”
Becky: Let's hear it slowly.
Eric: (Slowly) “No, I’m not.”
Becky: And one more time at normal speed.
Eric: “No, I’m not.”
Becky: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you’re visiting the United States and someone asks you if you're hungry. You want to answer that you’re a little hungry. What would you say?
Eric: Are you hungry? (five seconds) ”Yes, I’m a little hungry.”
Becky: Now you want to say you’re pretty hungry. Respond to the question.
Eric: Are you hungry? (five seconds) ”Yes, I’m pretty hungry.”
Becky: You want to say that you’re very hungry. Answer the speaker's question.
Eric: Are you hungry? (five seconds) ”Yes, I’m very hungry.”
Becky: You want to say that you’re always hungry. How would you answer?
Eric: Are you hungry? (five seconds) ”Yes, I’m always hungry.”
Becky: You want to ask someone if they are hungry. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Eric: “Are you hungry?”
{pause}
Becky: Now it's time to answer the question for yourself.
Eric: “Are you hungry?”
{pause}
Becky: This is the end of Lesson 21.

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Hi there Cesar,


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cesar
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Are you hungry?

Yes, I´m very hungry.

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Hello Tomi,


Thanks for the comment and the question.


"I'm pretty hungry" - means you are quite hungry. "I'm hungry" means you are hungry too. Using the word 'pretty' is simply adding an adjective - describing how hungry you are. 'Pretty' means 'fairly.'


I hope this is helpful to you.


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Tomi
Monday at 05:39 AM
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what it's difference about I am hungry and I am pretty hungry

Tomi
Monday at 05:35 AM
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Are you hungry ? No i'm after dinner , but if you have some think sweet i eat with pleasure 😉

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Hello Farha,


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Hi,

Are you hungry.?

no i am not

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Thursday at 11:51 PM
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Are you hungry?

- Yes, I'm a little hungry.

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