Quote michèle 2
I've just been to a barbecue at English friends' ( Last Saturday) and I'm fine or I'm very well was the usual response to the question : How are you? . I was taught this same response when I was young and I still teach it to my students. But I give them other alternatives like : " I'm great or things you can hear in movies or films!
Michele, are you an native speaker? Did anyone ever teach you the difference between polite, dismissive small talk and the truth we say to friends?