How Can I Introduce Myself in English?

How Can I Introduce Myself in English?

How can I introduce myself in English? This question is often posed by non-English speakers at the initial stage of their English learning journey.

This guide will help you determine what to say or what not to say whenever you’re meeting someone for the very first time.

When you meet someone for the first time, you generally introduce yourself. Self introduction is not only limited to saying your name.

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You may also need to tell some more information about you. When introducing yourself to strangers, the context of the situation may influence how you respond.

For example, how you would introduce yourself in a job interview would be different from you would introduce yourself to someone at an event, in a class or in an email.

In this lesson, you will learn the different ways you can introduce yourself in English.

Introducing Yourself: By Name

Questions: What is your name? / What’s your name?

Possible Responses:

  • My name is …
  • I’m …
  • My full name is …
  • My first name is …
  • My last name is …
  • Please call me …
  • You can call me …
  • They call me …
  • Everyone calls me …
  • My nickname is …

Introducing Yourself: By Country

Questions: Where do you come from? / Where are you from? / Where’re you from? / Where were you born? 

Possible Responses:

  • I come from …
  • I’m from …
  • I hail from …
  • My hometown is …
  • I’m originally from …
  • I was born in …

Introducing Yourself: By Address

Questions: What’s your address? / What is your address? / Where do you live? / Where do you reside?

Possible Responses:

  • My address is … (city)
  • I live in …
  • I live on … (name) street
  • I live at …
  • I grew up in …
  • I spent most of my life in …
  • I have lived in … for/since …
  • I reside in …

Introducing Yourself: By Age

Questions: How old are you? / What’s your age? / What is your age?

Possible Responses:

  • I’m …
  • I’m … years old.
  • I’m almost …
  • I’m over … years old
  • I’m nearly …
  • We are the same age.
  • I am around your age.
  • I’m in my early twenties
  • I’m in my late thirties
  • I’m in my mid forties.

Introducing Yourself: By Family

Questions: How many people are there in your family? / Who do you live with? / With whom do you live? / Do you have any sibling? Do you have any brother or sister?

Possible Responses:

  • There are … (number) people in my family.
  • There are … (number) of us in my family.
  • My family has … (number) of people.
  • I live with my …
  • I am the only child.
  • I don’t have any siblings.
  • I have … (number) siblings.
  • In have … (number) brother and … (number) sister.

Introducing Yourself: By Birthday

Questions: What is your date of birth? / What’s your date of birth? / When is your birthday? / What month is your birthday? / In what month were you born?

Possible Responses:

  • My date of birth is …
  • My birthday is on …
  • My birthday is in the month of …
  • I was born in the month of …

Introducing Yourself: By Contact Information

Questions: How can I get in touch with you? / How can I get in contact with you? / What is your phone number? / What’s your number? / What’s your email address?

Possible Responses:

  • You can get in touch with me at …
  • You can contact me at …
  • My phone number is …
  • Call me on this number ….
  • My email address is …

Introducing Yourself: By Occupation or Job

Questions: What’s your occupation? / What do you do? / What do you do for a living? / What’s your job? / What sort of work do you do? What line of work are you in?

Possible Answers:

  • I am a/ an …
  • I work as a/ an …
  • I work for … (company) as a/ an …
  • I earn my living as a/ an …
  • I work in/ at a … (places)
  • I have been working in … (city) for … years.
  • I’m unemployed.
  • I’m not working at this time.
  • I am out of work.
  • I have been made redundant.
  • I am between jobs.
  • I just started as a/an … in the … department
  • I am looking for a job. I am looking for work.
  • I’m retired.

Introducing Yourself: By Hobby

Questions: What’s your hobby? / What do you like to do? What interests you? / What do you like doing in your spare time? What do you do in your free time? / What are you passionate about? / What is your favorite (food, sport, color etc.)?

Possible Responses:

  • My favorite hobby is …
  • My hobbies are …
  • My hobby is …
  • I like …
  • I love …
  • I enjoy …
  • I am interested in …
  • I am good at …
  • In my free time, I like …
  • I like … when I’m free.
  • On weekends, I sometimes …
  • I am passionate about …
  • I have a passion for …
  • I sometimes like to …
  • My favorite sport is …
  • My favorite food/drink is …
  • My favorite movie/t.v show is …
  • My favorite color is …

Introducing Yourself: By Education

Questions: Where do you study? / What do you study? / What is your major? / What sort of qualifications do you have? / What are your qualifications?

Possible Responses:

  • I’m a student at …
  • I attend …
  • I study at …
  • I am at …
  • I go to … (school)
  • I study …
  • My major is …
  • I have a … (diploma/degree, masters etc.) in …

Introducing Yourself: By Marital Status

Questions: What is your marital status? / Are you married? / Do you have a boyfriend/ girlfriend?

Possible Responses:

  • I’m married/ single/ engaged/ divorced.
  • No I’m not married.
  • I’m seeing / dating someone.
  • I’m not ready for a serious relationship.
  • I’m in a relationship.
  • I’m in an open relationship.
  • I’m going out with someone.
  • It’s complicated.
  • I have a boyfriend/ girlfriend / lover/ partner
  • I am available.
  • My wife/husband and I are separated.
  • I’m going through a divorce.
  • I’m a widow/ widower.
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