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.


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 sawpaing on Fri, 12/07/2024 - 21:07


I am from Myanmar(Burma). There are many beautiful places to visit, such as beaches, islands, mountains, and pagodas. In the coutryside, people are very friendly and nice.

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Submitted by Mohamed-Halila on Mon, 08/07/2024 - 12:04


I'm from Tunis the capital of Tunisia. It's a mediterean country, with very beautiful see and mountains. People in Tunisia are very friendly and like tourists. Tunisia is an agricultural town wich have the best olive oil and dates in the region.

Submitted by wintdarlikyaw on Mon, 08/07/2024 - 06:24


I was born in Monywa but I live in Hpa-an. This place is wonderful and there are a lot of mountains if you enjoy hiking. You will feel nature in here and the air is really fresh and clean. People are so nice and kind.

Submitted by Loannguyen12 on Mon, 01/07/2024 - 04:23


I'm from Vietnam. It's wonderful. The food really good and the people are really friendly. I love my country.

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Submitted by ShojibDE on Wed, 26/06/2024 - 10:21


Dear concern authority,

for A1-level speaking there are only 5 video lessons ! isn't it too little ? 

Hello ShojibDE,

This page offers a few basic situations. For something more complete, you'd need to find a course. There are plenty of resources and lots of opportunities to improve your speaking in our online classes.

All the best,
LearnEnglish team

Submitted by Hong Tham on Mon, 24/06/2024 - 17:12


I'm from Vietnam, Vietnam has many beautiful landscapes & delicious foods. The people are very friendly & hospitable.I believe Vietnam is a nice place to live, if you haven't been there yet, try it & you won't be disappointed

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Submitted by Lovish on Wed, 29/05/2024 - 14:16


I am from Punjab, India. In Punjab, there is a Golden Temple that brings peace to everyone. I frequently visit the Temple. There are also other wonderful things about Punjab, such as its environment and villages.

Submitted by mohammedHoussini on Tue, 28/05/2024 - 15:05


Hi . I'm Mohammed 

I was born in Egypt but I living in Saudi Arabia . In the first time after came  i was living here because my work is here. but now l living here because I love it. it's a nice country. the people here is very friendly and lovely 

Submitted by Anna1303 on Tue, 28/05/2024 - 10:36


hi, I'm from Vietnam where is a very nice place , the food is delicious and the people are friendly.

the weather is amazing, there are four seasons. Vietnam has many beautiful sights.