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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
"I'm bored. How about __________?"

Maria: "I need to take a science course next semester."
Robert: "How about __________?"
Maria: "That's a good idea!"

"How about __________? How is she? I haven't seen her in a long time."

Eric: "When shall we meet?"
Joe: "How about __________?"

"How about __________?"

"How about __________ on Thursday?"

"We're going to be late. How about __________ ?"

"The baby needs some diapers. How about __________ ?"

"I'm starving! How about __________?"

"If you want the package to arrive by her birthday, how about _________________?"


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150 Comments on “Conversational English – Asking “How about…?””


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Very useful Lesson !! Thank you very much :)) Please could you give us a lesson dealing with special situations like how to buy a train or a bus ticket (in a station in a foreign country ) … one way , round trip , cost etc.,

Thursday, December 27th 2012

    I agree with you billel. Purchasing tickets in bus station or in a railway station is not easy at all. One must know how to deal with reservation, round trip, one way and sometimes delays.

    Sunday, December 30th 2012

      Interesting lesson Rebecca, but just one question. How about the casual expression “what about…?” Can it be used in the same way?

      I mean “What about…?” = “How about…?”

      Thanks for everything Rebecca.

      Regards

      Sunday, June 22nd 2014

before I listening I garra say thank you soooooooooooo Much

Thursday, December 27th 2012

A very useful leasson to learn practise english. Thanks!!

Thursday, December 27th 2012

Miss Rebeca…what an excelent and smooth way to teach…
An outstanding and brilliant teacher…

Thursday, December 27th 2012

hi ma’m Rebecca i would like to ask a favor from you.. if its possible to you to make a vedio of how to do a speech or atleast give me some tips or expression… i was being choosed by our teacher to do a speech in our program in the campus. i hope you will do for me thank you!

Thursday, December 27th 2012

That was so useful.

Thursday, December 27th 2012

Thank you so much. I like very much your teaching.

Thursday, December 27th 2012

thank you very much for your lesson i have one question if we asked some one something used would you like or how about which is the polite one

Friday, December 28th 2012

    “Would you like” is more polite and “how about” is more informal, but also works.

    My best to you.

    Tuesday, February 5th 2013

      Hello Rebecca. May you tell me which it’s the difference between “how about” and “what about” ? Thank you very much!!!

      Tuesday, January 7th 2014

i did all ques wen we used how about if we cant used in on at (priposition)

Friday, December 28th 2012

Thanks, Rebecca.

Friday, December 28th 2012

Good Day! As I Understanded, we need use -inf, after question like: How about? What about?

Friday, December 28th 2012

Excuse me – ing

Friday, December 28th 2012

    Yes, you have to use a noun in this case a gerund.

    In Latin and English grammar, the gerund is a non-finite verb form used to make a verb phrase that can serve in place of a noun phrase. The English gerund ends in -ing (as in I enjoy playing football); the same verb form also serves as the English present participle (which has an adjectival or adverbial function), and as a verbal noun.

    Friday, December 28th 2012

Hi Rebecca!!! Very good lesson!!! But what is the diference between how about… what about…? Can we say what about movie or what about Oxford? And Do we need to use a/an after how about …? For example, How about a movie? or How about movie?

Friday, December 28th 2012

    Now I get it!!! We can say only How about a movie? :)

    Friday, December 28th 2012

    “What about” is almost the same as “how about”.
    My best to you.

    Tuesday, February 5th 2013

Thanks for teaching HOW About.

Friday, December 28th 2012

thanks rebecca. it is really usefull lesson

Friday, December 28th 2012

thankyou for the lesson Rebecca. Happy new year 2013 to you and all the crew of Engvid.com

Friday, December 28th 2012

    And a Happy 2013 to you too. Thank you very much.

    Tuesday, February 5th 2013

thanks, very useful lesson. An easy way to ask questions.

Friday, December 28th 2012

Thank You Rebecca, very useful lesson. If I had had you as a teacher in my high school, my english wouldn’t have been so bad.
P.S
Is it correct form of third conditional?

Friday, December 28th 2012

Thank you Rebecca…

Friday, December 28th 2012

Is it possible to say ‘What about …’ instead of ‘How about …’?

Friday, December 28th 2012

thanks so much for you , how about lessons for TOEFL .

Friday, December 28th 2012

    There are several TOEFL lessons on our site. Just look under the heading TOEFL or type TOEFL into the search in the top right section. All the best.

    Tuesday, February 5th 2013

thanks Rebecca.i am greatful for giving me this lesson.You are really a good teacher who teaches in very simple way and make us better for each lesson.

Best regard

Friday, December 28th 2012

And have a good and happy new year

Friday, December 28th 2012

And for all of u inn Engvid.com

Friday, December 28th 2012

Thanks Rebeca great video.

Friday, December 28th 2012

thank you Miss Rebecca , it’s a every rich and simple topic . thanks a lot

Friday, December 28th 2012

The best English lessons ever :)

Friday, December 28th 2012

I love this website ^ ^

Friday, December 28th 2012

Thank you so much! I thought it was “what about” instead of “how aboout” and I got a 100 on my quiz! Thanks again.

Friday, December 28th 2012

Very nice video, I have a question. I want to know about 2 things.

1. I am not native English Speaker. When I talk to people I found that they talk fastly then I expect. When I talk with them then I got the speed not because I know something I am scared that I have speak something with mistake. This way their is hard to talk with people. Please help me on this.

2. When I listen to english music the word I thing is not exact what I got in Lyrics. Do someone can help me on these 2 cases.

Thanks again,
Kris

Saturday, December 29th 2012

    Speed is always an issue when you are learning a language. It will improve with time, don’t worry. Just keep practicing and try not to be afraid. People would have the same problems if they tried to speak and understand your language.

    In songs, the words are sometimes differently than in conversation and occasionally, people write the wrong words in the lyrics online.

    My best to you!

    Tuesday, February 5th 2013

thats wonderful

Saturday, December 29th 2012

It’s quite useful and short lesson to improve speaking. I really want one more tips like this.

Saturday, December 29th 2012


Speaking of the expression How about,it’s correct 2 use both noun n gerund after that,innit?!!

I’ve got :).

Saturday, December 29th 2012

Thanks a lot teacher :-)

Saturday, December 29th 2012

i want to take lessons in how to remember the new vocablary and how to improve my vocablary

Saturday, December 29th 2012

it is very use full but it is really every difficult to study, if i get more example it will be some more easy anyway thanks

Saturday, December 29th 2012

thank you so muck Rebecca :)

Saturday, December 29th 2012

The subject is new for me, it was very useful.

Thanks a lot.

Ayad

Saturday, December 29th 2012

hi rebecca and thanks for all tjis great lessons.

rebbecca i-d like to see a video on WHAT ABOUT

THANKS

Saturday, December 29th 2012

hi madam Rebecca ,
I want know
Do you come verb with “How about” to add -ing?
and thank you

Saturday, December 29th 2012

^_^ it is really usefull lesson

Saturday, December 29th 2012

Thank you Rebecca

Saturday, December 29th 2012

thanks Rebecca for this useful lesson… ”I WANNA WISH YOU A VERY BLESSED NEW YEAR, AND TO ALL ENG-VID TEAM GOD BLESS EVERYONE OF YOU GUYS”

Saturday, December 29th 2012

thank you 4 teaching lovely Rebecca.

Saturday, December 29th 2012

very useful….thanks, rebecca!

Saturday, December 29th 2012

thanks dear Rebecca
Best regards
SMA

Sunday, December 30th 2012

awesome

Sunday, December 30th 2012

Dear Rebecca, thanks a lot, a very structured method to follow.
Best Regards

Sunday, December 30th 2012

thanks! I will try all my might to improve my English skill. :) Have a good day!

Sunday, December 30th 2012

thank you so much ,my teacher

Sunday, December 30th 2012

speical thank for all

Sunday, December 30th 2012

That’s good. I learnt something.

Sunday, December 30th 2012

thanks from my heart , very useful lesson

Sunday, December 30th 2012

Thank you very much

Sunday, December 30th 2012

i glad to thanks

Sunday, December 30th 2012

nice lesson thank you

Monday, December 31st 2012

thank you

Monday, December 31st 2012

How about giving you a BIG applause? Really help! thanks

Monday, December 31st 2012

Thank you very much)))

Monday, December 31st 2012

Thank you very much

Monday, December 31st 2012

thank you so much ^^

How about cooking in holiday ?

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

Thank you so much for your help, nice and useful presentation , very clear pronunciation ,excellent job !

Regards..

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

It’s my best luck to find such great website …thanks all dear teachers

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

hi guys
I am Amal> I am arebain girl> I wanna improve my englisg so can any one help me by chatting please add me on my skype Amo0ol707
thank u so much

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

I answered all the questions correct!
I want to try to talk with other students. Are there a chat where we can talk and a teacher to correct us?

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

you are very good as usual god bless you happy new year from sweden special for you and your family

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

I got 10 aout 10! Engvideo is teh best site of the world! Thank you!

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

Thank you so much for this lesson, when i already make the exercise i could understand well. thank so much again. and teach me by this technical again please.

Friday, January 4th 2013

Thank you! 10 out of 10))

Friday, January 4th 2013

Thank to you. I have been happy to have done thtis sxercise. I have been amazed to succeed 80% of questions.

I’ll continue to do those exercise.

Friday, January 4th 2013

Very useful Lesson !! Thank you very much

Saturday, January 5th 2013

thanks,teacher

Sunday, January 6th 2013

thanks, mam rebecca

Sunday, January 6th 2013

I would like to say hello all of my friends. I like to learn English very much. Could you teach me English ?

Sunday, January 6th 2013

I have some doubts on how to say this phrase:
She said to me “Sorry for cutting you off at the meeting today”
She said to me “Sorry for having cut you off at the meeting today”
In the first one “cutting off” has a present meaning. But the second one has a past meaning.
Which one should I say? The first one or the second one that has the present perfect(have+participle) on it?
Thanks

Sunday, January 6th 2013

    Both of these sentences are correct. You could use either one. Good for you that you have reached the level to ask such questions! My best wishes to you.

    Tuesday, February 5th 2013

hello Rebecca!
I’m used to say”what about…”does it have the same meaning of “how about..”???
please let me know
thanks

Sunday, January 6th 2013

Thank u soo very much, how about a cup of milk with u? Lol!
I always have trouble in asking questions. But guess this will help me a lot…

Sunday, January 6th 2013

Perfect! Tahnk you very much for this lesson. I have a question: My native languague is Spanish, I would like to know if “How about a movie?” means “Que tal una pelĂ­cula?”

Sunday, January 6th 2013

great lesson many thanks

Tuesday, January 8th 2013

ya, am agree with bilel booking and reservation are very important situation to be learned in a foreigen language.

Tuesday, January 8th 2013

thank you so much for this interesting lesson

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

thx Rebecca :-)

Friday, January 11th 2013

thank you for your efforts

Sunday, January 13th 2013

Kalash..At last i found someone who can teach

Monday, January 14th 2013

thank you very much.

Monday, January 14th 2013

Hello Rabecca! You are very nice. I hope that your help wil improve my English skill. How about thank you from me??

Thursday, January 17th 2013

really thank you

Sunday, January 20th 2013

thanks a lot Rabecca i love you andi am trying to avoid my grammer confusion watching ur lesson . i would like to learn more and more grammer . thanks

Sunday, January 20th 2013

Very easy to understand. How about the next lesson?

Monday, January 21st 2013

Thank you so much, Teacher, your class is very good, Excelent!!!

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Thank you so much

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

thanks

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

thank you so muccccccccccccccccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Thursday, January 24th 2013

Thank you!

Monday, January 28th 2013

it’s so usefull. thank you so much.

Monday, January 28th 2013

thanx..it was very helpful..m lovin it..

Wednesday, January 30th 2013

Thanx to all..ur lessons are helpfull to understand ad speak english.but what is the meaning of..wussup?,gunna,wanna,what are you up to..?..i m waiting for hearing from you:)

Friday, February 1st 2013

    This is all slang, which we do hear quite often in movies and on television. In these cases, try to use the context to help you understand the meaning. Whazzup …what’s up?
    gonna…going to
    wanna…want to

    and so on….

    All the best to you!

    Tuesday, February 5th 2013

that’s good.

Monday, February 4th 2013

I hope if I met you before now when I’m a pupil
thanks too mush .

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

    Better late than never and good that you still care enough to improve everyday. My best wishes to you, Khalid.

    Tuesday, February 5th 2013

OK

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

Thanks to all for your feedback, which means a lot to us at engvid. All the best to you!

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

this is really helpful for us.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

thanks to you and may you increase us new words teachers?

Saturday, February 9th 2013

very efficient and simple i like your way to explain lessons

Saturday, February 9th 2013

Excellent teacher , very easy to understand, thankssssss

Saturday, February 9th 2013

Very interesting this lesson, I wanna know about When do I use words with ing in the end, with means of infinitive. I Hope my questions is clear to you. Thanks!

Wednesday, February 13th 2013

Hi teacher Rebecca
This lesson is very useful , thank you alot

Sunday, February 17th 2013

Hello Rebecca , Could please teach me the write steps how can i learn english im not good in our language is not english . or advice me where should i start for example , first 8parts of speec after that what next pleaaaase step by step please

Monday, February 18th 2013

thanks teacher.i had mistake 7 and 10 questions but i dont understand why?if you help me i will be glad

Thursday, February 21st 2013

excellent teaching and awesome
thank you

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

Thank you soooo much! very useful lesson and quiz!

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

Thanks Rebecca!
Your voice is so specialy :)

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

i enjoy with your lesson too much
what about more lesson ?

Wednesday, March 6th 2013

Thank you, It is very helpful.

Monday, March 11th 2013

Simply fantatstic!

Monday, March 11th 2013

‘ How about + gerund / noun , used in informal situation. Thank you .
How about giving us several lessons regarding uncountable nouns ? I’m really confused when uncountable nouns shift into countable ones.

Monday, March 18th 2013

it’s beautiful lesson thanx teacher

Tuesday, March 26th 2013

firs of tks to engvid…it is very use ful to me i know that word how word to useing the sentence..

Tuesday, March 26th 2013

thks….next qustion

Tuesday, March 26th 2013

Thanks for teaching simple and casual way to ask questions in English.
When I was in America, I expressed questions in complicated way.
For example, would you like to go to the beach?
Now, I can say it in simple way instead of it.
How about Beach.
That’s it. Very short.
Next time I go to America, I try to use this expression.
Thanks a lot!!

Saturday, March 30th 2013

80:)

Monday, April 1st 2013

How about another lesson? Thank for your awesome lesson! Learning on engvid is now the most interesting and beneficial thing in my daily life. Thank for all your effort!

Sunday, April 14th 2013

Thanks rebecca

Monday, April 15th 2013

Hi Rebecca,
Thanks a lot for your lesson.
What are the differences between “How about…?” and “What about…?”
BR

Friday, May 17th 2013

Thanks for sharing your knowledge to us.

Tuesday, May 21st 2013

Useful lesson, mrs Rebecca!

HOW ABOUT make a video about kitchen commom nouns? Thanks a lot!

Monday, June 3rd 2013

i have a question . could you give us lessons about the shop RadioShack? since you enter the shop. looking around the items. about the antenna,circuit board, user’s manual . how about making up dialog in buying , suggestions, useing technical english? replacement, soldering pistol , diodes leds, lantern,multitester, voltimeter,amperimeter. resistors,capacitors,ac/dc ,transformer,adapter dc.

Monday, June 10th 2013

thanks

Monday, July 8th 2013

Thanks ;)

Sunday, August 11th 2013

Thank you Rebeca

Tuesday, August 27th 2013

thanks Rebecca !!

Tuesday, August 27th 2013

Thanks Rebecca. How about hanging out without me everybody ? ^^

Tuesday, September 10th 2013

When I’m asked what about “send”
My answer is “sending it by….”
But the correct answer is “send it by….”
In other words what about is followed by infinitive or by the base of the verb
Thanks

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

thanks a lot!!!

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

Thanks I got 70%.

Monday, January 13th 2014

Thank you!

Monday, July 21st 2014

Good works thank you Rebecca…How about next lesson?

Tuesday, August 12th 2014
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