how to introduce yourself

Speaking: how to Introduce yourself

Introducing yourself is the most common topic in English communication. In this lesson, you learn how to talk about personal information; introducing yourself. We will look at common words used in conversation, then you learn how to introduce yourself in a presentation speech.

Words and phrases used to introduce yourself.

When you introduce yourself to people, you tell them your name, job, age, where you live, your family, and likes and dislike. etc.

  • My name’s ___________.
  • I’m ________ (years old).
  • I’m from ______. / I come from ________.
  • I live in _____. 
  • I’m a/an _____(job)
  • I work in ______. I work for _______. 
  • I like ________
  • I don’t like ________.
  • My family has ______
  • My father is ______.
  • My mother is ______.
  • I have 2 siblings, a brother and a sister.
  • I graduated from ______ (college or university)
  • I’m major in ______ (your study)
  • I have worked for ____ for _____ .
  • I stopped working for _____ because ______.

Learn how to introduce yourself effectively

In this section, we are going to look at the good ways to introduce yourself in an interview.

First thing first, you need to speak clearly, so the interviewer can get what you want to tell him or her.

Then you have to show that you use proper English; meaning that you use good words/phrases and structures to express yourself.

During your talk, giving practical examples or a clear explanation would be great.

Don’t forget to smile when it is necessary. Keep your talks clear with details.

Let’s look at some good pieces of introductions below:

  1. In a class
    Hi, I’m Larry. I’m taking this class because Art History has always been something I’ve been fascinated by, ever since I started taking trips to art galleries as a little girl, and I’m basically just excited to learn a little more.
  2. In an interview
    a.) Hi, I’m Jerry Janes. I’ve always been passionate about art, and I actually majored in Art History at college last year. Ever since, I’ve been pursuing my dream of becoming an Art handler so I can really work in an area I know a great deal about. So when I saw your job advertisement I couldn’t stop myself from applying.
    b.) My name is Riley See. I’m a recent elementary education graduate from Ball State University. I’ve been working at a camp for elementary children this summer, and I’m excited to find my first teaching position for the coming school year. I have several original lesson plans I created during my teaching internship that I look forward to implementing in my own classroom. I attended Brookwood Elementary myself and believe I would be a great fit for your second-grade opening. It would be a joy for me to teach students in the same place that sparked my love of learning.
  3. It’s your turn. How would you introduce yourself. Just up yours, so we can help you get it better if it’s not.

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