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How To Say “Unbelievable!” In Japanese?

Streets in New York have become completely deserted due to the coronavirusoutbreak. This has never happened before. I want to share a photo of this on Facebook with my Japanese friends. How do I write “Unbelievable!” in Japanese?

Why do Japanese say “そうですね Soo desu ne” when they don’t agree with me?

Question: 
I was making a presentation to my Japanese boss. At the end of my presentation, my boss said “そうですねSoo desu ne”. I thought he agreed to my proposal but then he said “じゃ、もう一度(いちど)考(かんが)えて見(み)ますJa, moo ichido kangaete mimasu” (let's think about it). Isn't “soo desu ne” agreeing to what a person has said?

How To Say “Do you have a heater?” In Japanese?

Question: We went to Japan for a holiday last December. Having come from a tropical country, Japan was very cold to us. When we first arrived at our accommodation, the staff was showing us around the apartment. She switched on the air-con for ventilation but it was already freezing for us. I wanted to ask whether the apartment has a heater instead of the air-con. How do I ask “Do you have a heater?” in Japanese?

How To Say “Thank you for listening” In Japanese?

Question: I am attending a short course at a Japanese university. I am going to give a presentation in front of Japanese students at my tutorial. The presentation is in English but I want to use some Japanese expressions. How should I say “Thank you for listening” at the end of presentation?