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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!