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Learn to Speak English For Beginners: How to introduce yourself and hold a conversation.

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4 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. Introduce Yourself Introduction

      0:56
    • 2. Basics of Introducing Yourself

      6:04
    • 3. Carrying On The Conversation (1)

      3:42
    • 4. Carrying On The Conversation (2)

      2:39
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Ideal for beginners, this video class consists of 3 bite sized video lessons to demonstrate to learners of English speech the basics of how to confidently introduce yourself and then how to prolong the conversation so you get to know the person you are talking to and they get to know you!

Video 1: Introduction
Video 2: Introducing yourself
Video 3: Carrying on the conversation (Part 1)
Video 4: Carrying on the conversation (Part 2)

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Peter Crooks

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Hello, I`m Peter, an online teacher of English conversation, film maker, digital nomad and a proud Global Village advocate.

A native English speaker from the UK but now living in Bangkok, Thailand, I travelled around South East Asia for a couple of years during which time I was a voluntary teacher of English to both Adults and Children. I also have experience as a lecturer in Radio Skills in the UK and am a keen film maker, producing travel and cultural videos for my travel website and Learning to Speak English videos..

I am the holder of a 120 hour TEFL Certificate.

As a former radio broadcaster in the UK I have many years professional experience using English conversation in a relaxed and friendly manner. I also have acting experience on stage and in TV and film a... See full profile

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1. Introduce Yourself Introduction: Peter, your English conversation coach. Now, in this video course, we're going to take a look at the basics off English conversation. On in particular, we go to take a look at how to introduce yourself on how to get to know someone by having Hello. I'm Peter and I'm from England. I'm 60 years old and I work as an English conversation coach. Watch your name. Nice to meet you, Peter. My name's Alex and I'm from Germany. I'm 25 I'm studying medicine at university as I want to go to medical school to eventually be a doctor. Well, that's interesting. Peter, how long have you lived here? Stay tuned to this video course. Less than one coming up in just a moment. 2. Basics of Introducing Yourself: So when you first meet someone, they'll want to know who you are on a little bit about you. Perhaps on. So you need to introduce yourself to them on the way you do. That is by saying who you are, what your name is. For instance, my name is Peter. My name is Peter. So I would say hello. My name is Peter. And then you could say a little more about yourself. Like my name is Peter on. I live in Bangkok or I come from Bangkok. But now I live in England. If that's true, of course. So tell Perhaps tell the person you're meeting what your name is Andre, where you live. That's a good basic introduction yourself. Then you could go on on add a little more. Hello. My name is Peter. I come from England, but now I live in Bangkok. I'm 60 years old, Andi. I work as an English conversation coach. So now you had it. You added a little bit Mawr to the introduction. Hello. My name is Peter. I live in Bangkok, but I come from England. So now I'm doing yet another way around. It doesn't have to be There's no formal way of doing. It doesn't have to be the same way around. But first you should tell them your name. That is the first thing to do is to tell the person you are introducing yourself to tell them your name. My name is Peter and then move on. I'm 62 years old. I live in Bankoff. I used to live in England. I work as an English conversation coach. But obviously you will need to add your details and not mine. These are my details. So this is me introducing myself to you. Hello. My name is Peter. I'm just over 60 years old. I live in Bangkok, but I come from England. I've lived in Bangkok for about two years now. Onda. My job is on online English conversation. Coach. So there you have it. That's a nice little way off. Introducing yourself with those few little facts about yourself. Tell him your name where you come from, what you do for a living. If you're younger, of course. You know, you could say I'm 16 years old and I'm still at school. So just tell the person you're introducing yourself to the facts. about yourself, Your name, your age. Wait, come from Andi. What you do for a living or a safe your at school University mentioned that as well. So that's the basics off on introduction. Next, we'll take a look at how to go further with the conversation, how to get to know someone by asking questions on the sort of answers you will expect to get back from a person so you could be in either situation. The other person could be introducing themselves to you. Andi. You could then ask questions to prolong the conversation. But of course, it could be the other way round. Couldn't fit. The other person is the person who you are introducing yourself to, and you could tell them you're name on where you live on what you do for a living. You know the things we're talking about moments ago on. Then perhaps they will ask you some questions, or you can ask them some questions as well. So there's no formal way off having a conversation. It's just a case of question and answer. Hello, I'm Peter and I'm from England. I'm 60 years old and I work as an English conversation coach. What's your name? Nice to meet you, Peter. My name's Alex and I'm from Germany. I'm 25 I'm studying medicine at university as I want to go to medical school to eventually be a doctor. Well, that's interesting. Peter, How long have you lived here in this city? Or have lived here? About two years. What about you? How long have you been here in the city? There will take a look at some of those questions and the answers to prolong the conversation and to get to know. So what? A little bit more in the next video. 3. Carrying On The Conversation (1): now, Suppose you were meeting so want to speak to for the very first time they introduced themselves to you. What would you then say? So they introduced themselves to you on. Then you would introduce yourself back to them so you would do the same. Oh, my name is Peter. My name is Peter. I come from Bangkok up 60 years old. I've lived in Bangkok for two years. I'm an English conversation. So they would introduce themselves to you and you would introduce yourself back to them. But then how do we prolong the conversation so that we get to know each other? How do we do that? Well, either off you either of you could start. Either of you could initiate the ongoing conversation. You could say things like Well, tell me about your family. Tell me about your family. All your married? Do you have any Children? That sort of thing. So if during the initial introduction they haven't I told you Mawr about themselves and just the basic facts, their age, their name, where they come from, that sort of thing. Then you could expand on the glass questions to expand on. Tell me about your family. Do you have family? Are you married? You have Children. Do you enjoy your work? Do you enjoy the job you're doing on various questions like that? Which use one of the dill, usually cage, Who wants How? Where? Why, when fewer include those one of those words in your question. And you will? Yes. On answer, which is an open answer because it's an open question flows Question where just simply yes or no could be. So, uh, tell me about your job. Tell me about what exactly do in your doctor Europe on online conversation? Coach, What does that entail? Tell me a little bit more about it. Um, also, you could then start to move on into all the things. Like what? What do you like to do in your specs? I what are your hobbies? Do you like sports? Do you like music? What sort of music do you? If you had enough money to travel to the other side of the world? Maybe. Where is it you would like to go? Where would you like to visit? Have you ever traveled? You could even have something as simple as that. Have you ever traveled out of your own country on where have you, bean? What was a Blahnik? Did you enjoy it? What were the differences with your old country on the country you visited? So there are lots of ways to expand conversations to get to know someone by the questions that you ask. We'll take a look at some more off that kind of question to expand the conversation and to get to know someone in our next with you. 4. Carrying On The Conversation (2): So how do you prolong a conversation? What sort off questions could you ask? Well, he couldn't ask the other person about their family. Are they married? You could say. Are you married? Do you have family? Do you have any Children? What ages? On your Children off they boys or girls? Yeah. How many sons? How many daughters do you have That sort of thing So you could talk about family. You could also talk about interests as well, such as a deal like music. What sort of music? The like the likes for its What do you do in your spare time? Do you play football? Do you go running or jogging Various questions like that to get to know more about the person you could ask about Maura about their work. You could ask, How long have you been doing that job? Do you enjoy that job? Tell me about the most interesting thing about the job. So there are various questions that you could ask to help prolong the conversation on and to get to know the person you're having the conversation with. Here are some of those questions on some more conversation questions