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

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

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I'm from India. Do you know about India?India is the country of different states belonging to the different cultures yet we have a unity in diversity.... That's the sign of our civic sense.

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I am from Myanmar. Do you know my country? But I think you have already known Daw Aung San Su Kyi called the lady, the novel prize owner. She is state counsellor of my country. After that She is very famous and smart. People who live all over the world have known my country, Myanmar because of her. My country has many beautiful places and world heritage marked Pagoda in Bagan. You can see the traditional cultures and heritage long time ago. My country holds seasonal festivals every year. So, if you have time after the pandemic period, you should come to my country. People in my country are very friendly and helpful. Welcome to my country everyone.
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