Self introduction and introducing othersLevel: Beginner
- Introducing yourself.
- Introducing others.
- Spelling review.
- Family relationships: inlaws.
- Use of the apostrophe.
- Expression with "get": "You got it wrong."
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:
- Introduction - Part 1
- Introduction - Part 2
- Husbands, Wives, and In-laws
- The Mariscal Family
- Lizzie, Andre, and ?
- Listening Comprehension
- Andre, and ?
- Andre made a mistake
How to do the lessons:
- Watch the video without subtitles.
- Do all the Exercises.
- Come back to this page.
- Watch the video with English Subtitles. Use the Pause button. People speak fast!
Introducing yourself and introducing others
Watch this video, then click on Exercise 1
Same video with Precise Subtitles
This lesson is rich in lexical items while verb use is limited to "be" in the present.
On the day we filmed the video found in this lesson, our objective was to try to get couples or small groups of people to introduce each other.
We met two brothers accompanied by their wives that day in New York City, so the notion of inlaws spontaneously came up when Susan, who spoke for the group, introduced her husband, her husband's brother, and her husband's brother's wife. In other words, she introduced her inlaws in addition to her husband Jesus.
While it can certainly be argued that "inlaws" is not normally considered as beginner material, and is not included in any beginner methods I know of, it is, after all, simply a question of vocabulary. If we were teaching children, we would certainly not have included it here. However, adults understand the meaning of brother-in-law in their native languages just as they understand brother. The simple picture/diagram makes the meaning of the vocabulary obvious. So why not teach it in this natural context?