English Questions - Asking people where they come from. Basic English Lesson

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Where are you from?

Some people are born and brought up in a particular place or others come to a certain place to work or to study. We might have a lot of friends in our schools, colleges or workplace who belong to a certain city or country.

In this lesson we’ll learn the words to use in different ways of asking someone where he is from.

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In this lesson we will learn different ways of asking someone where he or she is from.


Hello! Welcome to the lesson! We constantly meet new people and make friends in life. When we meet someone new, we want to know which place they are from. So how would you ask that question and how would you answer it? Today’s lesson is all about that.

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Where are you from?

James : Hello.

Lisa : Hi.

James : How are you?

Lisa : I'm good. How are you?

James : Good. Do you speak English?

Lisa : A little. Are you American?

James : Yes.

Lisa : Where are you from?

James : I'm from California.

Lisa : Nice to meet you.

James : Nice to meet you too.

Which city do you belong to?

Nathan : Hey Joy!

Joy : Hey Nathan.

Nathan : I have never asked you before but what’s your hometown?

Joy : My hometown is Washington.

Nathan : I belong to New Jersey.

Joy : Oh cool! I like New Jersey.

What Country are you from?

(Please give the party of Yuki to an asian girl)

Garry : Hey Yuki. How are you?

Yuki : Hi Garry. I’m good. How about you?

Garry: I’m just fine.

Yuki : Okay.

Garry : Sorry to bother you but which country are you from?

Yuki : No, it’s okay. I am from Japan.

Garry : Okay. Where in Japan?

Yuki : I am from Tokyo. You’re from The States, right?

Garry : No, no. I am from Toronto, Canada.

Yuki : Okay, nice! You seem like you are from The States.

Garry : Yeah. Well there isn’t a lot of difference you know.

Yuki : Yes. I agree.

Are you from Hawaii?

Joy: Hey Leo! Are you from Hawaii?

Leonard: Yes. I was born and brought up in Hawaii.

Joy: Okay.

Leonard: Are you from Hawaii too?

Joy: No. I am from Washington Dc. I’ve come here to work.

Leonard: Okay. So were you born and brought up in Washington Dc?

Joy: Yes, indeed.

Leonard: Okay. Cool!

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