Self Identity, Family Relationship, Hobby and Habit

  1. Self Identity

Some expression of Self Introduction

  • Let me introduce myself to you.
  • I’d like to introduce myself to you.
  • Hello, I’m Stephanie.
  • My name is Stephanie.
  • I am a student.
  • I live at Sudirman street no 21, Bandar Lampung.
  • I was born on July 7, 2001.
  • I come from/I am from Bandar Lampung.
  • I am 16 years old.

2. Family Relationship

  • grand father: the father of one’s father
  • grand mother: the mother of one’s mother
  • father: a man in relation to his child or children
  • mother: a woman in relation to her child or children
  • child: a son or daughter of any age
  • son: a boy or man in relation to either or both of his parents
  • daughter: a girl or woman in relation to either or both of her parents
  • uncle: the brother of one’s father or mother or the husband of one’s aunt
  • aunt: the sister of one’s father or mother or the wife of one’s uncle
  • cousin: a child of one’s uncle or aunt
  • nephew: a son of one’s brother or sister, or of one’s brother-in-law or sister-in-law.
  • niece: a daughter of one’s brother or sister, or of one’s brother-in-law or sister-in-law.
  • mother-in-low: the mother of one’s husband or wife
  • father-in-low: the father of one’s husband or wife
  • son-in-low: the husband of one’s daughter
  • daughter-in-low: the wife of one’s son
  • brother-in-low: the brother of one’s husband or wife
  • sister-in-low: the sister of one’s husband or wife

Some expressions to ask and tell about family relationship:

1. Do you have any brothers and sisters?

Yes, I do.

2. How many brothers and sisters do you have?

I have two brothers and two sisters. They are ……..(mention their names).

3. I have three children, they are ….(mention their names)

3. Hobby and Habit

You can use the following expressions to ask and tell about hobby and habit:

1. What is your hobby?

My hobby is reading.

2. Do you have a hobby?

Yes, I have. It’s writing poems.

3. What do you like to do in your spare/leisure/free time?

I like to read in my spare time.
I spend my time on reading.

I usually spend my leisure time by listening to some classic music.
3.What do you usually do in your free time?

I usually try some new cake recipes in my free time.

4. What time do you usually go to bed?

I usually go to bed at 9 pm.

5. How do you usually go to school?

I usually go to school by riding a bike.

To talk about self identity, family relationship, current hobby and habit, use simple present tense. It means we use the simple form of verb after the subject in a declarative sentence.

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  • My name is Stephanie.
  • I have two sisters but no brothers.
  • My hobby is reading.
  • I usually go to bed at 9 pm.

For more information on simple present tense, you can click here!

Practice the following dialogue!

Situation: In a classroom, there is a new English class with an English teacher and the students. The learning material of the day is ‘Self Introduction’. Mr. Donny, the English teacher, asks some students to come to the front of the class to perform a self introduction.

Mr. Donny: Okey students, now I want some students to perform self introduction as I have taught you just now. The girl with yellow ribbon, please come to the front of the class and introduce your self.

Vanessha: Good morning everybody. In this nice occasion, I’d like to introduce my self to you. My full name is Vanessha Del. People around me usually call me Vanesh. I am from Bandar Lampung and I also was born in Bandar Lampung, on March 8, 2002. So now I’m 15 years of age. Now I live at Sudirman street no 21, Bandar Lampung. As you know I am a student. My hobbies are reading and writing. I want to be a famous writer in the future. I think that’s all about me.

Mr. Donny: If you want to know more about Vanesha, you can ask her some questions.

Ridho: How many brothers and sisters do you have?

Vanessha: I have two sisters but I don’t have any brothers. They are Stephanie Del and Regia Del.

Ratna: What do you usually do in your spare time?

Vanessha: I usually read a novel. Anymore questions?

Nobody rises their hands, so Vanessha closes the introduction.

Vanessha: I think that’s all, friends. Thank you very much for your very nice attention.

Mr. Donny:Very good! Give applause for Vanessha.

And all students give their applauses for Vanessha.

Test your understanding on the lesson by doing the following test!

Self Introduction

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