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Basic Phone Conversation Skills in English

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Interview Your Partner: Free ESL Lesson

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Interview Your Partner

 Unscramble words to form questions to ask your partner, then write a paragraph about him/her. Also includes space to review countries & nationalities.

Create questions to ask your partner:

 

1. is / what / name / your ?                                                                                                                 

 

Partner’s Response:                                                                                                                            

 

2. old / you / are / how ?                                                                                                                    

 

Partner’s Response:                                                                                                                            

 

3. do / live / you / where ?                                                                                                                  

 

Partner’s Response:                                                                                                                            

 

4. from / where / are / you ?                                                                                                               

 

Partner’s Response:                                                                                                                            

 

5. brothers / sisters / got / or / you / have ?                                                                                         

 

Partner’s Response:                                                                                                                            

 

6. any / have / got / pets / you ?                                                                                                         

 

Partner’s Response:                                                                                                                            

 

7. speak / languages / how / many / you / do ?                                                                                   

 

Partner’s Response:                                                                                                                            

 

8. sports / play / you / do / any ?                                                                                                        

 

Partner’s Response:                                                                                                                            

 

9. to / do / what / like / you / do ?                                                                                                      

 

Partner’s Response:                                                                                                                            

 

10. jobs / parents’ / your / are / what ?                                                                                                

 

Partner’s Response:                                                                                                                            

 

11. who / singer / favorite / your / is ?                                                                                                

 

Partner’s Response:                                                                                                                            

 

12. is / favorite / your / film / what ?                                                                                                  

 

Partner’s Response:                                                                                                                            

 

Using your partners’ responses, write a complete paragraph about your partner. Use the correct pronouns (do NOT use I, my, you or your!)  Then read the paragraph to the class.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Countries & Nationalities

Where are you from? I am from [country]. = What is your nationality? I am [adjective].

I am from the United States of America. = I am American.

 

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Formal vs. Informal Conversation

formal conversation

Formal Conversation

Greetings

Introductions

Good-byes

Sample sentence

Sample response

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Sample response

Sample sentence

Sample response

Hello, Mr. Smith Hello. Dr. White, I’d like to introduce you to Rachel. It’s a pleasure to meet you. / Pleased to meet you. It was nice meeting you. It was nice meeting you too.
Hello, doctor. Hello.
Good morning. Good morning. It was nice to see you. Same to you.
Good afternoon. Good afternoon.    
Good evening. Good evening.     Have a good day. Thank you. You too.
How are you? Fine, thank you.     Good night / Goodbye. Good night / Goodbye.

 

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Informal Conversation

Greetings

Introductions

Good-byes

Sample sentence

Sample response

Sample sentence

Sample response

Sample sentence

Sample response

Hey. Hi. Hey. Hi. Ann, this is Jim. He’s in my class. Hi Jim.  Nice to meet you. Nice meeting you. You too.
How are ya? I’m good. All right. Take it easy.
How are things? Pretty good. Hi. My name’s John. I’m Dave. Nice to meet you. Take care.
How’s it goin? OK. Not bad. I’m off. OK, bye.
How ya doin? I’m doin good.     I gotta go. See ya. See ya later. Bye.
What’s up? Nothin much. Not a whole lot. Nothin. Nothin special. Not much.     So long.
What’s new?     See ya.
What’s happenin?     See ya later.
What are you up to?     Bye.
What’s goin on?