Lesson 2

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".

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!

Problems? See general support or ask your question here.

Where are you from?

Watch this video, then click on Exercise 1


Same video with Precise Subtitles. Note: in the video below, you WILL see the subtitles after watching WITHOUT subtitles. Subtitles begin at 3:15.



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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.