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 GX_Tr06 on Mon, 19/06/2023 - 04:33

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Hi everyone, I'm from Thailand I've learned what you taught, it's helpful for me and my friends in the future thanks for your good content.

Submitted by Sirapatson. on Mon, 19/06/2023 - 04:33

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Hi,
When I was born and I live in Thailand. Thailand in locate Southeast Asia. My country has 3 season hospitable people. But i want to go to Japan.🤍🧡

Submitted by Onpriya Phaoong on Mon, 19/06/2023 - 04:31

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Hello everyone. I'm from Thailand. I live in Yasothon This is a good place to live. There are 3 seasons. People are friendly.💛💙

Submitted by Satrirat Yencharone on Mon, 19/06/2023 - 04:31

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Hello everyone, I'm from Thailand. I live in Yasothon This is a great place to live. There are 3 seasons. People are friendly.

Submitted by Thanaphon888 on Mon, 19/06/2023 - 04:31

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Hi
When I was born I live in Thailand.
Thailand is locate in Southeast Asia.
My country has 3 seasons with hospitable people. But I prefer winter in Canada.

Submitted by Parichat Auppachai on Mon, 19/06/2023 - 04:30

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Hi I'm from Thailand.I live in Yasothon There are a lot of interesting things here and the people are very nice.💞💐

Submitted by Rattanaporn on Mon, 19/06/2023 - 04:30

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Hi
I was born and live in Thailand. My country has 3 seasons.But I like Japan more because Japan has both interesting places to visit and Japanese accents are cute and make me want to study.

Submitted by Hondawave on Mon, 19/06/2023 - 04:28

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Hi,
When l was born in Thailand and l live in Thailand.
Thailand is in southeast Asia.
My country has 3 season hot,rainy,winter you should come visit us

Submitted by Thiraphon Srimanta on Mon, 19/06/2023 - 04:27

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Hi,
When I was born in Thailand I lived in Yasothon.
There are 3 seasons in my country. People are kind.
I recommend you to visit here.

Submitted by Purachet.Srihong on Mon, 19/06/2023 - 04:27

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I was born in Thailand but i live in Yasothon city, it´s a great pleace to live, there are so many interesting places and the people is very friendly, and about the food we have a lot of differents courses depends of region country