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Unit 2 - Lesson 6 - People + Titles

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Remember

Questions

Who? = People
What? = Things
Where? = Places

 

CAPITALISATION RULES

Rule For example

Countries always start with a CAPITAL LETTER.

I come from England.

Cities always start with a CAPITAL LETTER.

I live in Darmstadt.

Nationalities always start with a CAPITAL LETTER.

I am English.

 

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MORE CAPITALISATION RULES

Rule For example

People's names always start with a CAPITAL LETTER.

My name is Lynne Hand.

 

Who is this? Who are they?

Who is this? What is her name? Where does she come from? Where does she live? What nationality is she?

It's Ingrid.

Her name is Ingrid Bergman

She comes from Sweden

She's dead.

She's Swedish

Who is this? What is his name? Where does he come from? Where does he live? What nationality is he?

It's Napoleon.

His name is Napolean Bonaparte.

He comes from France.

He's dead.

He's French.

Who are they? What are their names? Where do they come from? Where do they live? What nationality are they?

They're 'The Beatles'.

Their names are John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.

They come from England.

John Lennon and George Harrison are dead. Paul lives in England and Ringo lives in Monte Carlo.

They're British.


!Note:-

Newborn Baby

Where do you come from? = Where were you born or raised?

This is the house where Jack lives.

Where do you live? = Where do you live now?

phone

What's your number? = What is your phone number?


What to say

Question
Short answer
Long answer

"What's your name?"

"It's Lynne Hand."

"My name is Lynne Hand."

"Where do you come from?"

"From England."

"I come from England."

"Where do you live?"

"In Germany."

"I live in Germany."

"What nationality are you?"

"I'm English."

"My nationality is English."

"What's your number?"

"It's 1234567."

"My phone number is 1234567"


When asked questions about themselves people often give short one-word answers:-

Question
One-word answer

"What's your name?"

"Lynne Hand."

"Where do you come from?"

"England."

"What country do you come from?"

"England"

"Where are you from?"

"England"

"Where do you live?"

"Germany."

"What nationality are you?"

"English."

What's your number?

"1234567"


Naturally Speaking

Follow the dialogue.
  • What's your name please?

  • Mr. Bean.

  • Do you come from London?

  • No I come from Derby.

  • Do you live in Derby?

  • No, I live in London.

  • Are you English?

  • Yes, I am.

  • Thank you.

  • You're welcome.


Titles

Title Explanation Example
Master

Young male

Note: Used with the first name.
Rarely used today.

Master William

Mr

Adult male (married or unmarried)

Mr. Bean

Miss

Young or Adult Female (unmarried)

Miss Marple

Mrs

Female (married)

Mrs. Hand

Ms

Female (married or unmarried)
Note: Often used in business.

Ms. Roddick

 


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Test

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Listen to this song - What's your name? What's your number?

Listen to some of the corrections:-

Now you try. Tell us who you are, where you come from and where you live. (You can make it up if you want to.)

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Week 6

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