344 -Does That Make Sense

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Checking understanding is an important communication skill and common even among native speakers of a language. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you a couple of natural ways that you can check understanding in English conversation.

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details:

  • In English, frequency adverbs come before the main verb or after the be verb. Does that make sense?
  • If you want to heat that bread in the microwave you can’t put the bread in the microwave directly. You need to wrap the bread in a wet paper towel first. Makes sense?
  • Yeah it makes sense.
  • Makes sense.
  • Gotcha.
  • Sorry I don’t get it, sorry what do you mean?

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Comments 8

  1. Congrats, Michael. Another great lesson! And a very useful one; contents that we seldom find in books. // At the end of the recording you said "lessons 334" where you should've said "344", right?

  2. I think Gotcha can only be used in specific situations, and not with all people. I don't think I can say it to my boss. 😀
    Here's another situation. In the first episode of the show Prison Break, Michael Scofield says to the officer in the prison: Gotcha. And the officer got pissed off as a result to that. And then there was the following dialogue between them:
    Captain Brad Bellick: You talking out the side of your neck?
    Michael Scofield: Come again?
    Captain Brad Bellick: I said, are you being a smart ass?
    Michael Scofield: I'm just trying to fly low, avoid the radar Boss. Do my time, and get out.
    Captain Brad Bellick: There isn't any flying under my radar.
    Michael Scofield: Good to know.

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