15th May 2020
How to introduce yourself
Hello, my name is Peter. I am 31. My job is teacher.
Link sentences to make longer, more interesting sentences and use contractions
Hello, my name’s _______, I’m ___ and I work as a _________________ .
[Culture note – in English, we usually say our age only – don’t say ‘years old’ e.g. I’m 25, not I’m 25 years old]
I am = I’m // you are = you’re // he is = he’s // she is = she’s // they are = they’re // we are = we’re
Tell me about the other members of the group or class.
Example – Her name’s Ms Thanh, she’s 22 and works as a nurse.
Grammar note: In the third-person, he add an -s to the verb
1st person I work
2nd person you work
3rd person he / she / it / name works (Ms Thanh works)
Work Dialogue: two friends are at the office
This is a natural conversation, with expressions, idioms and contractions.
same old, same old = doing the same thing all day, every day.
bear with me = wait for me a very short time
A: Hello, how’s it going ? How are you ?
B: Great, thanks. What have you been up to ? What have you been doing ?
A: Oh, same old, same old. Nothing new. Same as everyday. Are you busy ?
B: A little. Bear with me a moment … there, finished. Wait a little, please.
A: Do you want a hand ? (Dya wanna hand ?) Do you need some help ?
B: That would be wonderful. Would you like a coffee ?
A: Absolutely ! Yes, very much !
Pretend you are just meeting. Introduce yourself to your partner. Remember to ask:
Name, job, company ? Do they like their job ? Where do they work ?
Are they married ? Children ?
Where do they live ? Do they live alone or with family ?
What do they like to do in their free time ? What are your hobbies ?
Practice saying the following three sentences as if you were the Queen, or King, of the UK.
My Husband and I are delighted to meet you
The weather is frightfully hot for the time of year
Do give my best to your family
Now listen to the Queen speak: