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Introducing yourself

The unit's objective is to familiarize students with the essential vocabulary and syntax necessary to introduce themselves: your name, where you're from, your nationality, your work, and your studies. Students will also explore the vocabulary needed to introduce someone else.

Hours: Approximately 9 hours

Unit Objectives:

  1. By the end of the unit, you should be:
    • Introduce yourself: give your name, tell people where you're from, your nationality, where you work, and what you study.
    • Hold a conversation with someone by asking them questions about themselves: asking their name, where they're from, their nationality, where they work, what they study, etc.
    • Ask and answer questions about others: their name, where they're from, their nationality, where they work, and what they study.
  2. Students are encouraged to use the vocabulary acquired over level 1 (Unit 1 to 6) to introduce themselves and others. The primary exercises provide students with the key vocabulary necessary to introduce themselves to someone, ask someone about themselves, or provide information about someone. Students are also encouraged, through conversational exercises, to build vocabulary related to their specific needs.

Associated exercises

  • The days and the months.
  • Cue cards
  • Introducing ourselves and asking about others

Cue Cards – The Market – Part 3

Cue Cards – In a Store – Part 3

The key themes see in this Unit are: 

  • Office spaces
  • Job interviews
  • Talking about your day
  • Present tense interrogative: Do, be, work, listen, speak, go, live, study

  • Modal verbs: would

  • Imperative: Ask, get in

  • Conjunction Who

  • Present tense interrogative, affirmative and negative:  Do, be, live, play

  • "Wh" questions: What, who, where

  • Questions with frequency adverbs: Do you come here often

  • 's Possessive vs. contraction

  • Phrasal verbs: come on

  • Present continuous: She is having

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