ESL Conversation Questions: What’s your name?

From the first unit in your book, Questions for Conversation – Getting to know you.
I admit that it’s not very likely to ask someone so many questions when meeting for the first time. These questions are most often found as an icebreaker activity in the language classroom.

In the video, I’ve made a more realistic scene where Sheena welcomes a new employee to the company. Questions about his family and hobbies are not appropriate on this occasion, they will come later when the two of them feel more comfortable.

Hi, you’re new here, aren’t you?

Yeah, I just started this morning. I’m the new payroll clark.

What’s your name?

It’s Clive.

Nice to meet you, Clive. My name’s Sheena.

Nice to meet you, Sheena.

Are you working in this office?

Yes, Jeremy said I could have this desk in the corner.

That’s fine. My desk is just opposite, so if you need any help, just ask me!

Thanks, that’s very kind of you. I’m going to need some time to get used to things.

Is this your first job?

No, I worked for a bank in the city for two years, but it wasn’t really what I wanted to do.

Oh right. Welcome to the company, I hope you’re going to like it here!



  1. Hi,Jonathan
    I DO appreciate the dialogue between CLIVE and SHEENA.It’s quite helpful.Go forward my teacher.

  2. j’ai beaucoup apprecié . la video et free English grammar des amis en ont beaucoup profité et merci professeur thanks

  3. Thanks, Jonathan, for all your very good and useful lessons; more french people would speak english with your method teached in French schools… I often give the name of your website so much interesting ! Thank you very much!

  4. hi.MISTER.JONATHON.I am verry happy to recive your english lessons i thanks you.i wish you to send me many conversation videos

  5. Merci la conversation est très claire. Toutefois on peut éviter les phrases longues en ce début!
    merci encore.

  6. It’s realy exited, God bless, you see Mr jonathan, since I’ve met you in the last 2 years I’m now english. God bless you

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