Introducing yourself

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Introducing yourself

Introducing yourself

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Instructions: Read about Introducing youself.

Introducing yourself is much more than just saying your name. It is a way to connect with someone new by exchanging words. Introducing youself to strangers depends entirely on the context. You may introduce yourself differently depending on whether you are addressing an audience before you give a speech, meeting someone at a networking event, or just starting a conversation with a new person at school. What is important is to introduce yourself in an appropriate way that makes people like and remember you.

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Getting started: Introducing yourself

Instructions: Read about how to introduce yourself.

  • Make eye contact to show that you're engaged in the interaction.
  • Smile. It is important to keep a genuine, bright smile when you meet a new person.
  • Use appropriate body language to communicate that you are confident and at ease.
  • Exchange names. Start saying “Hello, I’m (name)”.
  • Ask for the other person’s name by saying “What’s your name?”
  • Say “It’s a pleasure to meet you, (Repeat the name)”. Or: “Nice to meet you, (name)”.
  • Offer a handshake or other culturally appropriate greeting.
  • Ask questions. It is important to show interest in the other person.
  • Close the conversation by restating that you enjoyed meeting.

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Tips for Introducing yourself

Instructions: Match the sentences.

smile when you meet a new person
to show interest in the other person
to show that you are engaged in the interaction
by greeting and saying your name
to make the other feel comfortable

1. Make eye contact

2. Keep a genuine,

3. Use appropriate body language

4. Exchange names

5. Ask questions

Useful vocabulary to introduce yourself

Let’s check some useful vocabulary to introduce yourself.

Instructions: Look carefully at the following information:

Hello, my name is Dave.

I’m a student.

I’m from London.

I’m 20 years old.

What about you?

TIP: Use the verb To Be to introduce yourself. Example:

Full form Short form
I am I’m (name, age, nationality)
My name is My name’s (name, surname)


What about you?

Instructions: Choose the best option for each introduction.

  1. Hello! My name is/are/amJacob.

    I are/is/am from Mexico City.

    I am/is/are a student.

    I is/are/am 21 years old.

  2. Hi! My name am/are/is Alice.

    I is/am/are from Oxford.

    I are/is/am a graphic designer.

    I am/are/is 32 years old.

  3. Hello! My name are/ is/ are Michelle.

    I am/ is/ are from Australia.

    I is/ are/ am a teacher.

    I are/ is/ am 35 years old.

  4. Hi! My name are/is/am Angel.

    I are/is/am from Switzerland.

    I am/are/is a lawyer.

    I is/am/are 54 years old.


Introducing yourself

Instructions: Write complete sentences for the following people. Look at the example:

  1. Minoru Kato. I am Minoru Kato.

    Age 24. I am 24 years old.

    Student. I am a student.

  2. Tamika Jonhson. .

    Age 21 . .

    Student. .

  3. Mitch Coleman. .

    Age 20. .

    Chef. .

  4. doneCheck


Instructions: Choose the right options in the following sentences.

  1. My name is/am/are Michelle Obama.

    I are/is/am 52 years old.

    I am/is/are a lawyer.

  2. I am/is/are Barack Obama.

    I is/am/are 55 years old.

    I am/are/is the President of the United States.

  3. My name are/is/am William of Cambridge.

    I am/is/are 34 years old.

    I is/are/am a prince.

  4. I am/ are/ is Harry of Wales.

    I is/are/am 32 years old.

    My mother are/am/is Diana of Wales.