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Lesson 1

Where are you from?

Level: Beginner
Lessons

Lesson contents:

- Where are you from?
- An introduction to
   introducing people,
- This is..." and "that is..."
   for introductions,
- Contrast of demonstrative
   pronouns "this" (near) & "that" (far).
- Introduction to question word "Where".

Students should always watch the video without subtitles first in order to train their ears! It's a good idea to encourage students to watch several times until they feel the "music", before watching the version with subtitles. Their pronunciation will be much better if they follow this rule.

 

Exercises for this lesson:

 

How to do the lessons:
  1. Watch the video without subtitles.
  2. Do all the Exercises.
  3. Come back to this page.
  4. Watch the video with English Subtitles. Use the Pause button. People speak fast!

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Where are you from?
Watch this video, then click on Exercise 1

 

Same video with Precise Subtitles
Do the exercises before watching this video with subtitles.

 




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Teachers:

In our first lesson for beginners, we concentrate on the use of "from" for designating geographical origins.

The replies are natural, of course, reflecting the way the interviewee interprets "from", sometimes answering with names of towns, or US States, or cities throughout the world.

This natural speech determines what we teach. There are no actors here. More importantly, there is no script. We begin with natural replies to our questions, and the gestures and facial expressions we see in the clips, which are part of these replies. We are part of the communication, while teaching what we hear.