Giving Personal Details | Beginner Communication

Learn how to use give personal details in English

Read the conversations below. Pay attention to how they give personal details about each other.

Anna and Pete

Pete: Hi! Are you Anna? 
Anna: Yes! Hi there! Are you Pete? 
Pete: I am Pete. 
Anna: Nice to meet you. 
Anna: Let’s try that again. I’m Anna. Nice to meet you. 
Pete: I’m Pete. “Anna?” Is that A-N-A? 
Anna: No. A-N-N-A 
Pete: Well, Anna with two “n’s” … Welcome to … 1400 Irving Street! 
Anna: My new apartment! Yes!

Anna and the Landlord

Anna: Excuse me, are you Mr. Jones?
Sam: Yes, but please call me Sam. Are you Ms. Lewis?
Anna: Yes, that’s right. Nice to meet you.
Sam: Welcome to 1400 Irving Street! Let’s fill out this form first.
Anna: Great!
Sam: First, tell me your phone number.
Anna: 702 – 9367
Sam: Okay, tell me your email address.
Anna: Yes it’s anna.lewis@outlook.com
Sam: Thank you. Let’s go see your new apartment!

Important phrases to remember:

Hi (there)
I am (name) / I’m (name)
Nice to meet you
Welcome to …
Excuse me
Are you (name)?

Practice Giving Personal Details

Exercise 1 – Help Anna complete a registration form

Exercise 2 – Practice greeting a new neighbor

Exercise 3 – Speaking practice with common greetings

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Giving Personal Details Quiz