Follow-up question

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A follow-up question (FUQ) is a question that is asked in response to an answer to a previous question, which may have been a starter question. This question seeks clarification about the original answer, and maintains a conversation.

Following up on interesting answers is part of a teacher’s role as it builds rapport, although sometimes you might be feigning interest.

For example:

  • Starter question: "Have you ever met a celebrity?"
  • Starter response: "Yes I have"
  • Follow-up question 1: "Who?"
  • Follow-up answer 1: "I’ve met lots of celebrities, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus,
  • Follow-up question 2 "what was Justin like?"
  • etc.

Follow-up questions might be reduced questions, e.g. the question "Who?" above.