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



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.




Rule For example

People's names always start with a CAPITAL LETTER.

My name is Lynne Hand.


Who is this? Who are they?

Ingrid Bergman 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

Napolean 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.

The Beatles 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.


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?


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

What to say

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:-

One-word answer

"What's your name?"

"Lynne Hand."

"Where do you come from?"


"What country do you come from?"


"Where are you from?"


"Where do you live?"


"What nationality are you?"


What's your number?


Naturally Speaking

Mr Bean

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.


Title Explanation Example

Young male

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

Master William


Adult male (married or unmarried)

Mr. Bean


Young or Adult Female (unmarried)

Miss Marple


Female (married)

Mrs. Hand


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

Ms. Roddick


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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What's your name? What's your number?

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Week 6