・Where are you from and where do you live now?
「もともとは～出身です。」と強調したい場合、 ”originally from～.” という表現が便利です。
１．I’m originally from the Kansai area, but now I live in Tokyo.
２．I was born abroad, but now I live in the Tohoku region.
・Does your town have any celebrity?
１．There is a celebrity from the same junior high school as me.
２． I don’t know anyone around my area.
・What is a common name in Japan?
“common”は「共通の」という意味の他にも、「よく見られる、主に、 よくある、一般的な」という意味でも大変よく使われます。 ぜひ覚えましょう。
１．Tanaka and Suzuki are common in Japan.
２．Which one are you asking about, first or last name?
・If you don’t mind, can I have your contact details?
“if you donʼt mind”を付け加えることで、質問全体を丁寧な言い 方にすることができます。
１．Sure, are you on LINE or WhatsApp?
２．I’ll give you my email address.
・Please show me the QR code as , I can’t find you by ID.
１．I don’t know how. Can you show me on your phone?
２．Sure, just a moment.
・What is it famous for?
１．Our local food is well known.
２．It’s famous for hot springs.
3. There is a famous temple.
Hello good day!! My name is Cristy!
I’m here to talk about “Where are you from?”
In this lesson, you will learn to ask someone’s place.
First we are going to know the pattern of Where are you from?
First, Wh (Where)+ auxiliary verb/ helping verb (are) + subject (you) + preposition (from)
You may wonder why we use “FROM”…from is used to know someone’s origin.
So, you are going to say “Where are you from?”
So, we are done now, on the pattern.
First we are going to have an example answer, so you are going to say:
I’m from Tokyo. (this one is a city)…you can also say
I’m from Japan. ( Japan is a country)…or you can say I am …I am from Japan.
Next, we are going to have
I grew up in the Kansai area. (grew up-means you live there when you were young)
We used the past tense grew up because it’s already finished.
Remember the present tense of grew up is ‘grow up’. And the past tense is grew up
I grew up in the Kansai area. Area or we can say “region’.
Next we are going to have this. .I’m from abroad. Again you can say I am… I am from abroad.
Or I’m from abroad. Abroad, it means from other countries.
So, we are going to use the present tense..Why? Because we are talking about “fact”…What is fact?…It is used to show something has happened or exist… present tense because we are talking about the fact or exist…next the past tense, because we are talking something that is already finished
Next, I’m from abroad. Present tense because we are talking about fact or to show that something have happened or exist.
Now we are done,,, let’s have a summary!
Where are you from?
I’m from Japan.
Where are you from?
I grew up in the Kansai area.
Where are you from?
I’m from abroad..
So now you know how to answer where are you from?
Thank you so much for listening and have a nice day!!
Hello! Good afternoon!
My name is Teacher Ica, and welcome to Native Camp!
How are you this afternoon? I hope you’re fine!
Anyway, we’re going to talk about your place. Right! Your place.
The place where you are living or dwelling. For example: someone will ask me;
Where do you live? And I will answer “ I live in Cebu City, Philippines”. “Yes, my place is Cebu City Philippines”
“This is my place, this is the place- – I live and I dwell. “Ok?”
So, I only have one question, and we’re going to learn how to answer this question –about your place.
Question: What is it famous for?
FAMOUS- means well-known to many…..Famous is well-known to many. “Alright”!
What is this line here?–Now this line here is what we call “ Intonation”
This is how you are going to say this sentence. Please, listen! “What it is famous for?”
As you can see this one is higher,this one here is lower, this one is higher again and lower up to end. So, let’s say it again “ What is it famous for?” Ok, Can you repeat after me?
Ok, I hope you did it!!
Now, how to answer this question about your place?
To answer this question you have to think of the best spot, food or thing about your place. A word that you can connect with your place.
Like for example, People will just nod their head if they can hear the word…
Like for example… Let’s say “ Tokyo”….What is the word that we can connect to Tokyo? “ Disneyland”, ? Yes, you heard it right that it’s Disneyland.
How about Italy? People in Italy loves to eat pasta, right? So, it’s pasta. We can connect Italy to pasta.
This is my favorite, how about Philippines? ….Philippines is famous with it’s beautiful beaches, so one of them is Boracay.
See?….So, when you hear the word Tokyo what comes into your mind? First is Disneyland.
Same with Italy- pasta and Philippines- Boracay. Alright! So, now I have 3 example answers:
What is it famous for?
First example answer: It is famous for hot springs. Hot spring is “onsen” in Japanese.
Yes, this means that in my place hot springs are well-known
I know 3 famous hot springs in Japan….Yes, I know…. So, we have “kusatsu”, “gero” and “arima” hot spring. So, those are 3 famous hot springs in Japan, so this is answer number 1 to question WHAT IT IS FAMOUS FOR? again, IT IS FAMOUS FOR HOT SPRINGS.
Now let’s have example question number 2 — to the question– WHAT IS IT FAMOUS FOR?
Answer: OUR LOCAL FOOD IS WELL-KNOWN…..since, you can see here we use the word “well known” is just a synonym for the word famous.
SYNONYMS that mean two different words with one meaning.
Local food is the food that is grown, produce or is only available in your place. So, like for example…. Philippines, what are the foods that are grown, produce and can only be available in the Philippines? Let say number 1 “BALUT” so if you happen to be here in the Philippines , your travel will not be complete without you eating BALUT. Next, LECHON…this is very delicious, one whole pig – roasted as a whole. Next, is the sweetest MANGO. So, those are local foods here in the Philippines; Balut, lechon and mango.
So, now let’s have another example answer: Question: What is it famous for?
Example answer number 3:THERE IS A FAMOUS TEMPLE. Temple is “Jiin” in Japanese.
Now, I know 3 famous temples in Japan: I have here “kotokuin” ,”kiyomizudera” and “Ryoanji” temple. Those are 3 famous temples in Japan…
Again for the question. What is it famous for?
We have 3 example answers:
One: It is famous for hot springs
Second: Our local food is well known.
Third: There is a famous temple.
So, that’s how you’re going to answer the question.
Now let’s take a look on the structure of the sentence and let’s compare:
For the question structure using : be verb
be verb + subject >>>>> that means be verb first, comes before the subject
How about in our example answers?
Let’s see, for the answer it’s opposite, as you can see,
we have the SUBJECT+BE VERB
So, try to take a look at this >>>>” It “ is the SUBJECT and “Is” is the BE VERB.
HERE: We have “is” the BE VERB and then “it” THE SUBJECT
Another this is answer, So, subject comes first, before the be verb
Same thing here; subject, be verb and the rest of the sentence follows.
Now if someone will ask you the same question about your place; What is it famous for?
Are you confident to answer? Yes, I know you are!
So, once again this is about your place, the question. What is it famous for? And we have 3 example answers.
Once again, this is teacher Ica, and this is for today!!! Thank you so much.