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Apr 03

British English accent training lesson 28: talking about yourself

In this lesson I offer advice and British English accent training on talking about yourself.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23AXXnaIbCU

 

Notes

My name is…

My name’s…

I am … years old

I am …

 

Describing nationality

I’m…

English

Scottish

Welsh

Irish

French

Spanish

Indian

Russian

American

Brazilian

I’m from…

 

Describing physique

I am…

Tall

Short / small

Medium-height / average-height

Five feet / foot eleven (inches) tall

Six feet / foot two

Thin / slim

Fat / overweight

I have…

Pale skin

Fair skin

Dark skin

Straight hair

Curly hair

Wavy hair

Long hair

Short hair

Brown hair

Black hair

Dark hair

Blond / blonde hair

Light hair

Fair hair

Grey hair

I am bald

I have…

A moustache

A beard

Brown eyes

Blue eyes

Green eyes

 

Describing personality

I’m…

Funny

Quiet

An introvert

An extrovert

Sociable

Outgoing

Positive

Hard-working

Intelligent / clever / smart

Open-minded

I have a (good) sense of humour

 

Describing your job

I’m a / an…

Student

Shop assistant

Waiter / Waitress

Engineer

Accounts assistant

Graduate trainee

I have a part-time / full-time job (as a…)

I have a job as an intern in a law firm / accounting company

I work in…

Marketing

Teaching

Human resources

 

Describing interests / hobbies

In my free time…

In my spare time…

I like to…

I like (+ continuous)

To dance

Dancing

Shopping

To play sports

Playing sports

To hang out with friends

Hanging out with friends

Travelling

 

My example

Hello, I’m Chris, I’m 24 and I’m from England.

I’m about six foot, have brown eyes, untidy brown hair, and sometimes I have a beard. That depends on the weather, though.

I’m an introvert with a good sense of humour.

I work as a Recruitment Advisor in a hospital.

In my free time, I like to watch sports, play guitar and teach English online.

3 comments

  1. YumikoUetani

    Hello, I’m Yumiko,I’m a lady between 1 and 100 years of age,and I’m from the Land of the Rising sun.

    I’m about 5 foot,have dark brown almond eyes,and straight long dark brown hair.

    I’m a shy but a little bit eccentric.I think.

    I work as an accountant.

    In my free time, I like to watch and listen your videos (songs also) and practice British accent.
    And I like to leave comments like this.

    A big thank you for your fantastic lessons.

    Cheers.

    1. ChrisWorkman

      Great exercise, Yumiko! I didn’t see any problems. Well done!

      Thank you so much for participating and for your lovely comments, it’s always a pleasure.

      Have a nice day.

  2. YumikoUetani

    I really really appreciate your answers for me,.

    I have worried about my comments might give you trouble.

    I have to go to the office.

    Have a nice night Chris, same to you.

    From your loyal student.

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