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Self-Introduction (Beginner – A2)

Self-Introduction – Transcript

My name is Jackie. I am 20 years old, and I come from Rocky Springs. I am a first year student at Mountain View University, and I am studying Economics. My parents’ house is a long way from my university, so I live by myself near the campus. I like living by myself, but I get a bit homesick sometimes. I have two brothers, but they are much older than I am. Both of them are married, and I have four nieces and two nephews. I am looking forward to seeing them during the winter vacation. My oldest brother lived in Australia for five years after he graduated. I have never been abroad, but I hope to go to Europe someday.

Self-Introduction - Video

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The Importance of Self-Introduction

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Why Self-Introduction Matters

When you meet new people, introducing yourself is important. It helps others know who you are and creates a good first impression. Self-introductions are like a door to making new friends, getting a job, or joining a community. It shows respect and friendliness.

Tips for Making a Good Self-Introduction

1. Start with a Greeting
Begin by saying “hello” or “hi” with a smile. This shows you are friendly and approachable.

2. Say Your Name
Tell them your name clearly. This helps people remember you. For example, “Hi, I’m Sarah.”

3. Share Relevant Information
Tell a little bit about yourself, like where you’re from or what you do. Keep it brief and interesting. For instance, “I’m from Canada, and I love hiking.”

4. Be Confident
Speak clearly and confidently. This shows you are sure of yourself and what you’re saying.

5. Show Interest in Others
After introducing yourself, ask the other person’s name. This shows you are interested in them too.

6. Practice

Practice your self-introduction at home. This can help you feel more confident when meeting new people.

7. Pay Attention to Body Language

Stand or sit up straight, and maintain eye contact. This shows you are attentive and respectful.

8. Be Positive

Keep your introduction positive and friendly. Avoid talking about negative things.

9. Keep It Short
Don’t make your introduction too long. Aim for about 30 seconds to a minute.

10. Follow Up:
After the introduction, you can start a conversation based on what you’ve shared or ask questions about the other person.

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In summary, self-introductions are important for making connections with others. By following these tips, you can make a good first impression and start building relationships confidently. Remember, practice makes perfect!



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