Talking about Yourself

by Craig Shrives

Important Vocabulary

Here are 10 important terms when talking about yourself in English:

I like ...

I don't like ...

My hobbies are ...

My name is ...

I was born in ...

I'm 21 years old.

I was born on ...

I work as ...

I live in ...

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Conversation 1

In this conversation, Teresa learns some things about Terry.

Hi! I'm Teresa. Can you tell me about yourself?

Hi, Teresa! I'm Terry. What would you like to know?

Where are you from?

I was born in Ireland, but now I live in Liverpool.

How old are you?

My birthday was last Friday. I turned 32!

Happy birthday! Tell me about what you like.

I like playing and watching football. I also enjoy climbing, hiking, and salsa dancing.

Which team do you support?

Everton. Do you like football?

Yes, but I support Liverpool!

Oh dear!

Conversation 2

In this conversation, Joe and Daphne discuss their hobbies.

Hi! I'm Joe. What's your name?

My name is Daphne. Where are you from?

I'm from Cornwall.

That's great! Do you like it there?

I love it. I'm a professional surfer. So, it is great for me!

Your job sounds cool. I work as a science teacher.

Do you have any hobbies?

They're all science related. I love chemistry and astronomy.

My hobbies are all sports related. I like surfing, skating, and skate boarding.

Excellent.

Conversation 3

In this conversation, James finds out about Lily's likes and dislikes.

Tell me about your likes and dislikes.

I like animals, but I'm very allergic.

That's a shame. Do you like anything else?

Of course. I like baking, sewing, and knitting.

Very domestic! What do you dislike?

Sexism, poverty, racism are the main things.

Everybody dislikes those!

That's true. I also dislike spiders and frogs.

You won't like my pet toad then.

Definitely not.

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See Also

ESL Vocabulary Lists by Topic All Role-Play Scenarios for English Learners

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