Lesson 1: Introduce Yourself

Dialogue

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic:  Introduce yourself. First, read the following dialogue out loud with your tutor, then switch roles and try again. 

Kevin introduces himself to Dorothy.

Kevin: Hi, my name is Kevin. I’m your neighbor from across the street.
Dorothy: Hi Kevin, my name is Dorothy. It’s good to meet you.
Kevin: I know that you’re new to the area, so I wanted to introduce myself.
Dorothy: Thank you. I just moved here from LA for a new job. How long have you been here?
Kevin: I’ve lived here for 2 years now. I work down the street, at the university.
Dorothy: Are you a professor?
Kevin: No, I’m a lawyer. What do you do?
Dorothy: I’m a guidance counselor.
Kevin: Let me know if you need any help with your move.
Dorothy: Thanks so much. It’s nice to make a new friend!

Vocabulary

Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition Example
across the street on the other side of the street I live right across the street from a park.
It’s good to meet you a way to say you’re happy to meet someone It’s good to meet you. I’ve heard a lot about you.
new to the area just moved to the area It can be hard being new to an area.
introduce myself tell you about myself for the first time Allow me to introduce myself to you.
down the street on the same street The grocery store is just down the street.
professor teacher at a university He is a professor at a large university.
guidance counselor a person who gives guidance to students He is the best guidance counselor at the school.
lawyer a person who works with the law You should hire a lawyer if you need legal help.
Thanks so much another way to say “Thank you” Thanks so much for your help.
make a new friend to start a new friendship I like going to parties because I like making new friends. 

Exercise

Practice answering the following questions with your tutors. You can use the sample answers to come up with your own answer.

  1. How do you make new friends?
    1. I make new friends at parties.
    2. I make friends with all my classmates.
    3. Your answer:__________
  2. Do you introduce yourself to your neighbors?
    1. Yes, it’s nice to meet people who live near you.
    2. No, I’m too shy to introduce myself.
    3. Your answer:__________
  3. What do you do for a living?
    1. I am an accountant. I help people with their taxes.
    2. I am a 2nd grade teacher. I work with kids all day.
    3. Your answer:__________
  4. When was the last time you moved to a new area?
    1. I moved from Korea to Japan when I was 5 years old.
    2. Never. I have lived in Egypt my whole life.
    3. Your answer:__________
  5. What are different ways to say thank you?
    1. I really appreciate it!
    2. Thanks!
    3. Your answer:__________

Conversation

Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  1. How long have you lived in your area?
  2. Describe your neighbors.
  3. What do your friends do for a living?
  4. Do you find it hard to move to a new area?
  5. What do you look for when you make new friends?

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

 

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