Talking about where you're from

In this video, Emir and Vanya learn more about each other. Listen to the language they use for talking about where they're from and practise saying the useful phrases.

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and do the exercises to check your understanding and practise the language.

Transcript

Ana: Hi! I'm Ana. Welcome to What to Say

Do you know what to say when you talk about where you're from? Listen out for useful language for talking about where you're from. Then, we'll practise saying the new phrases – after this.

 

Emir: So where are you from, Vanya? 

Vanya: I was born in Cambridge, but I live in Glasgow.

Emir: I've never been to Glasgow. What's it like? 

Vanya: Oh, it's wonderful. There's always something interesting to do and the people are really friendly.

Emir: It sounds like a nice place to live. 

Vanya: It is. I love it. What about you? Where are you from in Turkey?

Emir: I'm from Istanbul. 

Vanya: Oh, I love Istanbul! I went once, but a long time ago. My favourite thing was baklava. I really, really love baklava!

Emir: Today's your lucky day, Vanya. I made it myself!

Vanya: Oh! These look delicious.

Yuna: Hi.

Vanya: Hi, Yuna!

Yuna: Can I?

Emir: Of course!

Yuna: Emir's baklava is the best. Thank you!

Emir: You're welcome. 

Vanya: I love this place!

 

Ana: Hello again! Mmm, that baklava looks delicious! So, did you notice the useful phrases used for talking about where you're from? Listen to me and then repeat. 

 

Where are you from?

I was born in London.

I live in Glasgow now.

What's it like?

It sounds like a nice place to live.

What about you?

I'm from Istanbul.

I love Istanbul.

 

Ana: Try and use some of these phrases the next time you talk about where you're from in English. Bye for now! 

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Submitted by Nesarahmad Ashoory 2 on Sun, 14/05/2023 - 16:53

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I'm from Afghanistan 🇦🇫 .
It's located in the heart ♥ of Asia.
My country has 5500 history.
Unfortunately .......

Submitted by 64866936 on Thu, 11/05/2023 - 04:47

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Hi, I´m from Colombia. I was born is Since 8sucre) but I live in Barranquilla. I love Colombia. I like it because it has a rich cultural mix makes the country´s foods, music, dance, and art diverse and unique.
Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world after only Brazil.
It is the only country in South America that has two ocean, Pacific ocean and Caribbean sea.

Submitted by enb6704 on Mon, 08/05/2023 - 17:07

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Hi,
When I was born I live in Iran.
Iran is locate in western Asia.
My country has 4 seasons with hospitable people.
I suggest you to travel here.

Submitted by FeliipeAndresA on Sun, 02/04/2023 - 01:21

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I'm from Chile. It's a nice country. We have a lot of "green", beautiful beaches and lovely people.

Submitted by Camtule on Sun, 26/03/2023 - 05:03

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Hi everyone, I'm from Vietnam where has a shape like "S". It has a lot of river, mountain, and is covered in the east by sea. There are many interesting things and the people are so nice. I'm proud of it.

Submitted by francoandrian on Wed, 08/03/2023 - 15:10

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I'm from Argentina. We're the last football world champions. We love football and eat meat.

My country is large and we have all types of ecosystems, from cold places to really hot locations.

The people of my country are nice but are also passionate and maybe that sounds like a good thing but sometimes, it can be a problem.

I'm a big fan of the Argentina's football team, congratulations the Argentina's football team was champion , keep moving