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.

Instructions

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 JouL on Tue, 17/11/2020 - 06:41

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interesting and vivid lessons

Submitted by Ali Fikri on Sat, 14/11/2020 - 14:50

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Hi, I'm from Sidoarjo one of the wonderful place in Indonesia.

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Thu, 12/11/2020 - 08:43

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I am from Azerbaijan. I live in Ismayilli. Azerbaijan is good place to live and also here are have a lot of tourist places. For example Shaki Khan Palace, Karabakh, etc. We are brother with turkish people. I love Emir in this video. His paklava is seen wonderful. I also love paklava :)

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I was born in Myanmar.It is an interesting which has many histoical places.Most people are polite and respect each other.

Submitted by SarahNadia on Sat, 31/10/2020 - 17:02

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I'm from Indonesian it's wonderful country. The people are really friendly

Submitted by Momocompanyman on Wed, 28/10/2020 - 17:58

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I from Algeria, it's wonderful, the food is really tasty

Submitted by Nurieta on Wed, 28/10/2020 - 11:05

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I´m from Spain. Spain is a beautiful country where you can find, amazing beaches in the Mediterranean sea, you can visit lots of cities interesting, and you can enjoy with other people in diferent places, because the weather is normally so gut.
Dear Nurieta, I am interested in Spain. Unfortunely, I have never been there but absolutely I would like to go Spain. I heard the people are very nice. I want to do El Camino. :) Have you made it? :) I am from Hungary. There is the similar way in Hungary. It is just hiking but I love it. This way is longer than El Camino, so it would be more time to finish. :)

Submitted by Thair Theint T… on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 04:56

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I'm from Myanmar, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Submitted by Carlos Cabrera on Wed, 21/10/2020 - 22:05

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I'm from El Salvador, it is a small city, but it's a beautiful place to live and the people are very nice, and them are very hardworking.