Lesson 1

Hi! How's it going? What's your name?

Level: Beginner
Lesson contents:
  • Normal, Formal, & Informal Greetings.
  • Verb be present.
  • "What's your name?"
    "My name is ___."
  • Possessive adjectives.
  • What's (his) name?
  • (Their) name is ___.

Always watch the video several times without subtitles first. Train your ears! Your pronunciation will be much better if you follow this simple 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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Hello! How are you?

Watch this video, then click on Exercise 1

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Same video with Precise Subtitles:


In our first lesson, you will hear informal greetings such as "How you doin'?", and a recent version of the plural of "you", i..e., "you guys", in contrast to the formal greeting "How do you do?"

You will also hear all the more normal ways we greet each other. The diversity is real, spontaneous, like all of the spoken English you hear at Real English®.

This natural speech determines what we teach. There are no actors here. More importantly, there is no script. We begin with what we hear and the gestures and facial expressions we see in the clips. We are one with the interviewees, and with the communication in general.