Mr. Brooks: Hello, and welcome to class. Tell me about yourself.
Dave: Umm, OK. My name is Dave, and I am 27 years old. I am from London, but I was born in Oxford.
Mr. Brooks: So, Dave, what do you do?
Dave: I’m a waiter.
Mr. Brooks: Do you like being a waiter?
Dave: No, not really. I want to be a chef.
Mr. Brooks: What do you like to do, Dave?
Dave: I like cooking, swimming, playing computer games, and going to restaurants. Oh, and I like sleeping too.
Mr. Brooks: Pleased to meet you Dave. We’re happy to have you in the class. You can take the seat at the back, next to Samantha.
Dave: Hi, my name’s Dave.
Samantha: I’m Samantha.
Dave: So, is this a good class?
Samantha: It is OK.
Dave: What do you do Samantha?
Samantha: I work in a shop.
Dave: What sort of shop?
Samantha: A clothes shop.
Dave: What do you like to do?
Samantha: I like cycling and reading. I also enjoy cooking.
Dave: Really? I like cooking too. What sort of food do you like?
Samantha: I like Italian food.
Dave: Can I buy you dinner after class?
Samantha: I’m sorry Dave. I have a boyfriend.
Mr. Brooks: Stop talking! I’m trying to teach class!
My name is Dave. I am 27 years old, and I live in London. I work as a waiter, but I want to be a chef. I like swimming and playing computer games. I also enjoy cooking and going to restaurants so I am a little fat. I have short, dark hair, and am not good-looking.
Sam is very interesting. She likes cycling and reading, and she works in a clothes shop. She is thin, good-looking, and clever. She enjoys cooking. She has a boyfriend, but I hope she likes me.
Some basic questions:
1. What’s your name?
2. What’s your job?
3. What do you like?
4. Where are you from?
Other ways to say these questions:
1. What can I call you?
2. What do you do?
3. What do you enjoy?
4. Are you from here?
And polite ways to ask:
1. Can I ask what your name is?
2. Do you mind if I ask what you do?
3. Is it OK to ask what you like?
4. May I ask where you are from?