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Personal Information
English Vocabulary
Personal information questions are the basis for any conversation in English and so are important for when you meet somebody for the first time. They are the building blocks from which the rest of the conversation can develop. Some common questions and a correct form for the answer are as follows: Notice that we are giving our answers in complete sentences to practice using them though normally we only give short answers.

Names
What is your name !y name is """"""". What is your surname # last name !y surname # last name is """"""".

$o you have a nickname %es& my nickname is """"""" or 'o& ( don)t.

Work & Occupation
What do you do ( am a """"""". Where do you work ( work at """"""". $o you like your *ob %es& ( do. or 'o& ( don)t. Why do you like your *ob ( like my *ob because """"""".

or 'o ()m not.ow old are you ( am """"""" years old. . Where were you born ( was born in """"""". What is your partner)s name !y partner)s name is """"""". Family $o you have any children %es& ( have """"""" children.ow many brothers and sister do you have ( have """"""" brothers and """"""" sisters.Marital Status +re you married # single %es& ( am. . $o you have a boyfriend # girlfriend %es& ( do. or 'o& ( don)t What are their names Their names are """"""". ge . When is your birthday !y birthday is on the """"""" of """"""". or 'o& ( don)t.

Who do you live with ( live with my """"""". What is your phone number !y phone number is """"""". . $o you live in a house or an apartment ( live in a#an """"""". What is your address !y address is """"""". $o you live alone %es& ( do.!ontact Information Where are you from ( am from """"""". What type of music do you like ( like """"""" music. What are your hobbies !y hobbies are """"""". What is your cell phone number !y cell phone number is """"""". $o you live with your parents %es& ( do. or 'o& ( don)t. or 'o& ( don)t. What is your e-mail address !y e-mail address is """"""". Free time acti"ities What do you do in your free time (n my free time ( """"""".

What is your favourite colour !y favourite colour is """"""". or 'o& ( don)t. (s there any food that you do not like %es& ( don)t like """"""". What do you like to read ( like to read """"""". $o you smoke %es& ( do. . Other Personal Information What is your favourite food !y favourite food is """"""". $o you snore %es& ( do. . $o you like to read %es& ( do. #abits $o you have any bad habits %es& one of my bad habits is """"""".$o you have a favourite singer or group !y favourite singer # group is """"""". or 'o& ( don)t. or ( like all food. What types of movies do you like ( like """"""" movies. or 'o& ( don)t.ow many cigarettes do you smoke a day ( smoke """"""" cigarettes a day.

+re you romantic """"""" romantic. What pets do you have ( have """"""". What is something you do not do well ( am bad at """"""". What is something you do well ( am good at """"""". ( am """"""" and """"""". or 'o& ( don)t. or 'o& ( don)t. +re you a good cook#singer#driver %es& ( do. $o you have any pets %es& ( do. What are their names Their names are """"""". What makes you happy ( am happy when """"""". . $o you have any tattoos %es& ( do. $escribe yourself using only two words. Which sports do you like The sport ( like is """"""". What languages do you speak ( speak """"""". $o you have a favourite team !y favourite team is """"""".Why do you want to learn English ( want to learn English because """"""". or 'o& ( don)t.

Ne$t cti"ity The structure of the question may be very different to your own native languages but there are rules concerning the structure of sentences in English.or more information regarding the correct us of &o'&oes in questions refer to our student notes on $o vs. Try them the ne0t time you meet an English speaker and you may make a new friend. (f you found this English vocabulary about Personal (nformation useful& share it with others: !ore English 1ocabulary . . $oes. Try our interactive games to practice this: Personal (nformation. .or more information regarding the correct use of the question words such as What& Where& #o% andWhen refer to our student notes on /uestion Words. With *ust a little practice you can become very good at asking and answering these basic questions with any native English speaker.