B1 Dialog #99 Talking about OK

Today we are going to talk about OK in English. As always you can read the text in the PDF which you can find in the description. Follow our podcasts on iTunes and Yandex Music. For more new dialogs subscribe to our channel.

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Talking about OK

(1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘OK’?

I think about the most useful word in the world! OK is used in any language I think.

(2) How many meanings of ‘OK’ do you know?

People use it for approval, acceptance, agreement or a sign of indifference.

(3) How does different pronunciation change the meaning of ‘OK’?

Depending on how people pronounce the word you can understand how they feel about something.  

(4) Do you prefer the spelling ‘OK’ or ‘okay’?

I like spelling OK. It’s shorter and more common.

(5) Is ‘OK’ an adjective, an adverb or a noun?

I think it’s an adjective and sometimes an adverb. I don’t know how to use it as a noun.

(6) Is the word ‘OK’ used in your language?

Absolutely! Everyone understands what it means. No matter what language you speak. 

(7) Do you think there’s a more recognized or more useful word than ‘OK’ on our planet?

I don’t think so.

(8) What is the difference between ‘OK’ and ‘AOK’?

AOK means “All OK.” The abbreviation AOK is a way of amplifying the term “OK” to indicate that everything is perfect.

(9) Can you complete this question and then answer it? “Is it OK If I ____”?

Is it OK if I ask you some questions too?

Anya —–> Rinat

(1) Do I look OK?

Yes you do! As always!

(2) Do you think ‘OK’ is a word or abbreviation?

I think it’s a word. Mostly used in American English. 

(3) Do you think ‘OK’ is a useful word?

Sure. It’s short, convenient and understandable for everyone. 

(4) What do you think the ‘O’ and ‘K’ might stand for?

I have no idea. I guess they mean nothing. 

(5) Would you be OK with having English as your country’s official language?

I don’t think so. Each country should speak its own language first. Otherwise, we lose our identity. It’s not good.

(6) Name something you’re just OK at doing this.

My English is OK. I’ve been learning it for many years. I speak this language pretty well.

(7) Are you OK?

Everything is alright! Thanks for asking!

(8) In English, a longer form of ‘OK’ is ‘okie dokie’ (meaning yes, sure). What do you think of this?

I think it’s an informal way of saying OK. We can use it only with friends.

(9) What things are not OK to do in your house?

Smoking is not OK in our house, isn’t it?

(10) If someone described you as being OK, would you be happy or unhappy with the description?

I would be happy. OK has a positive meaning. There is nothing bad if someone described me as being OK.