What could I say if someone meet me after the 6th month, he would say 

Hey! What do you do these days or what have you been doing  these days?

could I say ;

  1. I read an English books  these days.
  2. I am reading an English book these days .


Which one is correct?

  • Please make the title clearer. A title like "British Englisj" doesn't describe the content of the question. I have edited your question to make it better.
    – James K
    Commented Aug 21, 2022 at 10:49
  • We ask, "What are you doing these days?" or "What have you been doing recently?" The first question asks about something ongoing: usually your job. The second is about things you may have finished. Commented Aug 21, 2022 at 10:51
  • These days implies that it is a long time since they have met or updated each other. At the moment would be more normal if it is not the first conversation in a long time.
    – Colin Fine
    Commented Aug 21, 2022 at 12:05

1 Answer 1


The better question would be "What have you been doing?"

You can answer with

"I have been ...ing ..."

You read many books. So you might say

I have been reading English books.

This is the simple answer. But there are lots of ways to answer the question. and native speakers probably won't have a simple answer, because you have been doing lots of things in six months.

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