- Where are you from?
An introduction to
- This is..." and "that is..."
- 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.
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. Note: in the video below, you WILL see the subtitles after watching WITHOUT subtitles. Subtitles begin at 3:15.
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.