Lesson 2 - Introductions
Welcome to lesson 2 of the Learn English Level 2 course. In this lesson you'll learn how to introduce yourself and how to greet people in the English language. Some very useful English phrases are introduced and English pronunciation is covered in more detail. A short conversation is included to show how English is used in everyday situations.
Spelling in English is complicated and will take a while to learn. Some sounds in English are represented by combining two or even three letters together. In some combinations of letters one of the letters will be silent. Some letters will represent a different sound depending on the letter that follows. Listen to the audio for the words below and practice speaking them.
Vocabulary and Phrases
This section of the lesson introduces common English words and phrases. In this lesson you'll learn some very useful English phrases to use when introducing yourself or greeting other people.
Practice pronouncing each of the following words and phrases. Listen to the audio recordings to ensure your pronunciation is correct.
|What is your name?|
|My name is ___.|
|Pleased to meet you.|
|Nice to meet you.|
|Do you live around here?|
|I live in ___.|
|How are you?|
|How's it going?|
|I'm good, thanks.|
|Good thanks. And you?|
|What's up? (informal)|
|See you later.|
|See you soon.|
|See you tomorrow.|
The conversations section of the lessons includes a conversation between two or more people to help you learn how to use English in everyday conversations. Look at the vocabulary section to find the meanings of any words you don't know. Practice both speaking and writing the conversations. As your knowledge of English increases, try expanding the conversations, and practice creating your own conversations. This will be a great help for improving your English speaking abilities.
Eric: Hi! My name is Eric. What's your name?
Ashley: My name is Ashley. Nice to meet you.
Eric: Nice to meet you too. Do you live around here?
Ashley: No, I am on vacation. I live in London.
Eric: How long are you here for?
Ashley: One more week.
Eric: Enjoy your vacation.
Ashley: Thanks. bye!
A sentence is a word or group of words that makes a statement, asks a question, or expresses a command, wish, or exclamation.
The first letter of a sentence is capitalized. Statements, commands and wishes end in a period (.), questions end in a question mark (?), and exclamations end in an exclamation mark (!).
A paragraph contains one or more sentences that express a single idea. A paragraph always starts on a new line. In some forms of writing, the first line of a paragraph is also indented.
In the practice sections, you will practice writing English. Completing the exercises in these sections is very important part of your journey to becoming a fluent English speaker. It is a good idea to write these exercises in a notebook. A word processor or text editor can also be used. When you have finished the course, look back at your answers and see if you can improve them.
As practice for this lesson, write at least 2 conversations using the sentences introduced in this lesson.
Here is an online quiz to help you learn the English vocabulary introduced in this lesson.