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Becky: Top 25 English Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 25 “How much is this?” 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 “How much is this?”
Eric: “How much is this?”
Becky: The first phrase in the question is
Eric: “how much”
Becky: This is a question phrase to ask the price of an item.
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “how much”
Becky: Listen again and repeat.
Eric: “how much”
{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: “is”
Becky: meaning “to exist.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “is”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “is”
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the first two words of the question and repeat.
Eric: “how much is”
{pause}
Becky: And after that is
Eric: “this”
Becky: This is a demonstrative pronoun, used to identify something that is close.
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “this”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “this”
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Eric: “How much is this?”
{pause}
Becky: You’ll hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question “How much is this?”
Eric: "It's 50 dollars.”
Becky: "It's 50 dollars.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Eric: (Slow) "It's 50 dollars.”
{pause}
Becky: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word is
Eric: “It’s”
Becky: the contraction of "it is."
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “It’s”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: "It’s"
{Pause}
Becky: Next is
Eric: “50”
Becky: The number is equal to five tens.
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “50”
Becky:Now repeat.
Eric: “50”
{Pause}
Becky: And next is
Eric: “dollars”
Becky: It’s the currency used in the United States.
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “dollars”
Becky:Now repeat.
Eric: “dollars”
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the speaker say “It's fifty dollars” and then repeat.
Eric: “It’s fifty dollars.”
{pause}Becky: To make a different price, replace “fifty dollars” with “ten dollars.”
Eric: "10 dollars"
Becky: "10 dollars"
Eric: (slow) "10 dollars" (regular) "10 dollars"
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “10 dollars.”
Eric: “It’s 10 dollars.”
Becky: It mostly stays the same, simply replace “fifty dollars” with “ten dollars.” Now say “It's ten dollars.”
{pause}
Eric: “It’s 10 dollars.”
Becky: To use a different phrase, replace “ten dollars” with “one-hundred dollars.”
Eric: “100 dollars.”
Becky: “100 dollars.”
Eric: (slow) “100 dollars.” (regular) “100 dollars.”
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “one-hundred dollars.”
Eric: “It’s 100 dollars.”
Becky: It’s almost the same, just replace “ten dollars” with “one-hundred dollars.” Now say “It's one-hundred dollars.”
{pause}
Eric: “It’s 100 dollars.”
Becky: For more practice, replace “one-hundred dollars” with “twenty dollars.”
Eric: “20 dollars”
Becky: “20 dollars”
Eric: (slow) “20 dollars” (regular) “20 dollars”
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “20 dollars”
Eric: “It’s 20 dollars.”
Becky: Here we just replace “one-hundred dollars” with “twenty dollars.” Say “It's twenty dollars.”
{pause}
Eric: “It’s 20 dollars.”
Becky: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you’re visiting the United States and someone asks you how much something is. It’s fifty dollars. What do you tell them?
Eric: How much is this? (five seconds) “It’s 50 dollars.”
Becky: Now imagine it's ten dollars. Respond to the question.
Eric: How much is this? (five seconds) “It’s 10 dollars.”
Becky: Imagine it's one-hundred dollars. Answer the speaker's question.
Eric: How much is this? (five seconds) “It’s 100 dollars.”
Becky: Now imagine it's twenty dollars. What would you say?
Eric: How much is this? (five seconds) “It’s 20 dollars.”
Becky: You want to learn how much something is. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Eric: “How much is this?”
{pause}
Becky: This is the end of Lesson 25.

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Hey Tomi,


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Tomi
Monday at 06:27 AM
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How much it's this ?

we don't count the costs.

we count progress

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mojahid
Tuesday at 05:43 AM
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How much is this? it's 150 dollars

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I think studying here is expensive for me 😈