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First impressions count. It's very important to introduce yourself clearly and effectively. Let's see some tasks to practice Introducing yourself in English. - (My tip - start with a smile! 'A smile is the universal welcome.' - Max Eastman)
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A1 - A2 (beginner, elementary) students - You can download the card here (Study-Buddy Program)
Introduce yourself based on this example:
My name’s Lily. I’m 28.
I’m Italian. I’m from Rome.
I come from a big family.
I have two brothers and a sister.
I’m a nurse. I work in a hospital.
I love dancing, reading romantic books and I’m a travel blogger.
I learn English because I would like to communicate with people when I travel and I would like to read books and watch movies in English.
B1-B2 students (pre-, intermediate and upper-intermediate) - You can print the 'Interview page' here (Study-Buddy Program)
Congrats - You’ve achieved something great!
A magazine wants to do an interview with you, answer the questions ( could be fictional, if you don’t feel comfortable talking about yourself, just make it up;-)
How old are you and where are you from?
The motto of your life/year
What do you do for a living/what’s your job?
What made you choose this area? What’s the reason you picked your profession?
Who are the most important people in your life?
What kind of hobbies do you have/did you use to have?
Describe an amazing moment in your life.
Italian or Chinese
foodactive or passive holiday
winter or summer
tea or coffee
pop or classical music
download the interview
Some of the group members asked me to introduce myself, so here you go
For Advanced Learners here's a great article about 'The Perfect Way to introduce yourself'
How do you introduce yourself? When you feel particularly insecure, do you prop up your courage with your introduction? Do you make sure to include titles or accomplishments or "facts," even when you don't need to?
If so, that makes your introduction all about you and not your audience. Instead:
Decide that less will always be more. Brief introductions are always best. Provide the bare minimum the other person needs to know, not in an attempt to maintain distance but because during the conversation more can be revealed in a natural, unforced, and therefore much more memorable way.
Stay aware of the setting. If you meet another parent at a school meeting, for example, just say, "Hi, I'm Joe. My daughter is in third grade." Keep your introduction in context with the setting. If there is no real context, like at a soccer game, just say, "Hi, I'm Joe. Good luck!"
Embrace understatement. Unless you're in a business setting, your job title is irrelevant. If you're asked what you do and you do happen to be the CEO of My Company is Better Than Yours Inc., just say you work there. To err is human; to err humble is always divine.
Focus on the other person. Ask questions. Listen. The best connections never come from speaking; they always come from listening.
Article from inc.com
If you start with a handshake, here's the guide
Read the article here