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Introducing yourself and family

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  • Oral practice of family vocabulary.
  • Introducing themselves and other members of  their families.


  • The class is divided into groups of four learners.
  • The teacher shows the students a simple drawing sample of the members of a family, and briefly introduces each to the whole class in English.
  • The teacher writes the relevant vocabulary on the board.
  • Each student has to draw a simple picture with every member living in their houses on the paper.
  • Every member in the group has to introduce his family members in the picture to the other members of the group.
  • After the group discussion, one person in each group introduces one picture of his/her group to the whole class.


People and family vocabulary

This is a list of vocabulary items related to personal relations: people and family members


family members

Family members

Nancy is Mr Lynch’s daughter.

Bill is Mr Lynch’s tree

Mr Lynch is Nancy’s and Bill’s father.

Mrs Lynch is Nancy’s and Bill’s mother.

Nancy and Bill are Mr Lynch’s children.

Mr and Mrs Lynch are Nancy’s parents.

Nancy is Steve’s wife.

Steve is Nancy’s husband.

Nancy is Bill’s sister.

Bill is Nancy’s brother.

Laura is Bill’s and Barbara’s daughter.

John is Laura’s brother.

John is Alan’s cousin.

Alan is Bill’s nephew.

Lisa is Bill’s niece.

Lisa is Mr Lynch’s granddaughter.

Alan is Mr Lynch’s grandson.

Mr Lynch is Alan’s grandfather.

Mr and Mrs Lynch are Alan’s grandparents.

Alan, Lisa, Laura and John are Mr Lynch’s grandchildren.

Mrs Lynch is Alan’s grandmother.

Barbara is Nancy’s sister-in-law.

Steve is Bob’s brother-in-law.

Mr Lynch is is Steve’s father-in-law.

Mrs Lynch is Steve’s mother in law.

Barbara is Mr Lynch’s daughter-in-law.

Steve is Mr Lynch’s son-in-law.


Introducing yourself and others

There is a range of ways to introduce yourself and people.

Introducing yourself:

Here are expressions to introduce yourself:

  • My name is …
  • I’m ….
  • Nice to meet you; I’m …introducing people
  • Pleased to meet you; I’m …
  • Let me introduce myself; I’m …
  • I’d like to introduce myself; I’m …

Introducing others:

Here are expressions to introduce others:

  • Jack, please meet Nicolas.
  • Jack, have you met Nicolas?
  • I’d like you to meet Liza.
  • I’d like to introduce you to Betty.
  • Leila, this is Barbara. Barbara this is Leila.

Useful responses when introducing yourself or other people:

  • Nice to meet you.
  • Pleased to meet you.
  • Happy to meet you.
  • How do you do?


Alex is talking to the new manager and his assistant. Notice how they introduce themselves:

Alex: Hi! My name is Alex Litterman, the new manager.
William: Hi! I’m William O’Brian. Nice to meet you, Mr Alex Litterman.
John: William, please meet Mr Steve Lynch, my assistant
Jack: How do you do?
Nicolas: How do you do?

Things to remember:

  • When introducing yourself or other people in a formal situation use full names. (“I’m Alex Litterman.”)
  • How do you do?” isn’t really a question, it just means “Hello”


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