| | Re: I'm fine, thank you.
I have NEVER taught "sup dawg"...where did everyone get their degrees...bob's paint and polish?
"I'm fine" is appropriate for beginners and in everyday situations, but students have a natural curiosity beyond "how are you" "what's this?" and "what sports do you like?"
Allowing the children/students a choice of options and synonyms is why we introduce new vocabulary.
I am NOT always fine--and I don't believe my students are either.