Lesson 2

Where are you from? Where u from?

Level: Beginner
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".
Exercises for this lesson:

Where are you from?

Watch this video, then click on Exercise 1

Same video with Precise Subtitles:



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.