Lesson 2: Where are you from?

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Practice reading the dialogue with your tutor. After you are done, switch roles and go again! πŸ“˜

  • K: I am an American. Where are you from?
  • D: I am from Canada. I am Canadian.
  • K: What are Canadians like?
  • D: They are similar to Americans but nicer!
  • K: That’s not true!



Learn the following new skillsΒ πŸ“˜

1) to be + from + country/city

  • I am from the USA
  • We are from Canada.
  • He is from Seoul.
  • They are from London.

2) to be + nationality

  • You are Italian.
  • We are Chinese.
  • I am Russian.
  • She is Arabian.


3) We never use the article β€œthe” in front of a country. πŸ“˜

  • I am from Japan
  • She is from Canada.
  • They are from China.
  • We are from Russia.

Exceptions: the US, the UK, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, the Philippines πŸ“˜

  • I am from the Netherlands.
  • He is from the Czech Republic.
  • They are from the Philippines.
  • We are from the UK (United Kingdom)



Go over the below vocabulary & expressions with your tutor. πŸ“˜

nationality πŸ“˜
country πŸ“˜
city πŸ“˜
from πŸ“˜
American people from the USA
Canadian people from Canada
Australian people from Australia
Japanese people from Japan
Chinese people from China
Arabian people from the Arab nations
European people from Europe
Turkish people from Turkey
Spanish people from Spain
British people from the UK
Korean people from Korea
Brazilian people from Brazil



Make a sentence with where the person is from. πŸ“˜

  • I am American. I am from the US.
  • She is Brazilian. _________________.
  • They are Spanish. _____________.
  • We are Canadian. _____________.
  • You are Russian. ______________.


Fill in the blank with the correct nationality. πŸ“˜

  • We are from Japan. We are Japanese.
  • You are from Brazil. You are ________.
  • She is from Turkey. She is __________.
  • He is from South Korea. He is _______.
  • They are from France. They are ______.


Make a sentence using the words. πŸ“˜

  • (we, from, are, England) We are from England.
  • (am, Paris, from, I) _________________.
  • (she, Miami, is, from) ________________.
  • (Beijing, are, they, from) _______________.
  • (you, from, UK, the, are) _______________.


Fill in the blank with the nationality. πŸ“˜

  • The nationality of someone from Turkey is Turkish.
  • The nationality of someone from Australia is _________.
  • The nationality of someone from Thailand is _________.
  • The nationality of someone from South Korea is ______.
  • The nationality of someone from Great Britain is ______.



Discussion Questions

  • Where are you from? What is your nationality?
  • Where is your tutor from? What is his/her nationality?
  • What countries have you been to?
  • Describe what people from your country are like.


(Image Source: http://www.vocabulary.cl/Basic/Nationalities.htm)

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