How to start an English conversationJanuary 27, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Posted in How to start Conversation, Learn English, Practice English | 2 Comments
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|Speaking Situations: Introducing Yourself
Phrases for these situations
Vocabulary for these situations
1. Practice introducing yourself to your teacher and classmates in English.
Use first names for informal situations and full names (first and last) for formal situations.
2. Listen to others introduce themselves. Say “Nice to meet you” and repeat their names.
Smile (and shake hands if appropriate).
1. It is not common to use titles (Mr., Mrs., Dr., etc.) when referring to yourself.
I’m Mr. Robert Smith. (Title is not necessary here.)
(After an introduction)
2. Do not use titles with first names, and do not use last names alone without titles.
Hello, Mr. Bob (Wrong!)
Good morning, Smith (Wrong!)
Here are some phrases for introducing yourself in English.
1. I’m John.
I’m Jackie. (Use first name in informal situations)
I’m Jackie O’Neill. (Use full name in business and formal situations)
(It’s) nice meeting you.
(It’s) good to meet you.
John Walker : Hi, my name is John Walker, you can call me John
Michael Smith : I’m Michael Smith, My nickname is Mac. Nice to meet you John.
John Walker : Nice to meet you too. Where are you from, Mac?
Michael Smith : I’m from America, but I live in Denpasar. What about you John?
John Walker : Wow, that’s cool. I’m from Australia, but I live in Denpasar as well
Michael Smith : So, what do you do here, John?
John Walker : I’m studying at STIKI, in Informatic class.
Michael Smith : Ooooo, So we are in the same campus.
John Walker : Ooo, Great.. What’s your major Mac?
Michael Smith : I’m in informatic too. But may be we are in different class. Well, I must go now, see you soon
John Walker : See you