Who Are You?

General English
People and Places
A1 Beginner
To Be
Grammar, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
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Lesson Description

Who are you, and what do you do? In this lesson, students will discuss and describe people and their various backgrounds. This lesson features audio of people talking about themselves. Students will also learn and practice the verb “to be” and vocabulary relating to this topic. This lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss and describe people and their backgrounds

  • To learn and practice the verb “to be”

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Listen to the audio to learn how people describe themselves to others for the first time. What’s your name? Where are you from? What do you study? It is a pleasure to meet you! Learn how to introduce yourself in any situation.

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

conference [noun]: a big, formal meeting in which big groups of people get together to listen to talks on a particular subject; a small, private meeting to discuss a particular matter or problem
occupation [noun]: a person’s job
owner [noun]: someone who owns something or has some property
business partner [noun]: a person with whom you do business with or run a company with
multinational [adjective]: involving or relating to more than two countries, nationalities, or nations
married [adjective]: having a wife or husband
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