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Speaking:  2.2. Giving Personal Information

 

Table of contents

1. My personal profile

2. Questionnaire

3. Auxiliary verbs

4. Wh-question words

5. How to ask questions

6. Examples

7. Glossary

"To keep a customer demands as

much skill as to win one."

– American Proverb

Unit:  1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9

 

1. My personal profile

Fill in the blanks with information about you.

 

My name is ___________________________________________________________________________________________

How do you spell it? ___  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___   ___  ___  ___

I’m ______________________________________________________________(age)

I’m from_____________________________________________(country / town / city) and / but

I live ___________________________________________________(country / town / city)

My address is ________________________________________________________________________________________

My post code is ___  ___  ___  ___  ___

My phone number is ___  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___

My E-mail address is __________________________________________@________________________.__________

I study  _____________________________________________________________(school / institute)

My favourite subject is ________________________________________________________________________

I like____________________________________and _____________________________(hobbies / activities)

I hate____________________________________________________________________________________________________

My favourite food is_________________________________________________ and my favourite

drink is _____________________________________________________________________

I’d like to be______________________________________________________________________(job)

I can________________________________________________________________(abilities)

I’d like to work in a_________________________________________________________________(place)

 

2. Asking for service - Phrases

Ask your partner about his or her personal profile.

  • What’s your name?
  • How do you spell it?
  • How old are you?
  • Where are you from?
  • Where do you live?
  • What’s your address?
  • What’s your post code?
  • What’s your phone number?
  • What’s your E-mail address?
  • Where do you study?
  • What’s your favourite subject?
  • What hobbies / activities do you like?
  • What do you hate to do?
  • What’s your favourite food?
  • What’s your favourite drink?
  • What job would you like to do?
  • What abilities do you have (got)?
  • Where would you like to work?

 

3. Auxiliary verbs

An auxiliary verb helps the main (full) verb and is also called a "helping verb." With auxiliary verbs, you can form a question, a negative sentence, a compound tense or the passive in different tenses, or voices. They are to be, to do and to have. The position of modal verbs in questions and negative sentences are the same as auxiliary verbs, therefore, modal verbs are similar to auxiliary verbs.

 

be

do

have

Modal Verbs

am

is

are

was

were

do

does

did

have

has

had

can

will

shall

may

must

could

would

should

might

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4. Wh-question words

Question words are also called Wh-questions because they include the letter “W” and “h”. They are:

 

Question word

Translation

Meaning

Who

Quién

person

Where

Dónde

place

hy

Por qué

reason

When

Cuándo

time

Which

Cuál/Que

choice

Whose

De quién

possession

Whom

A quién

object of verb

What

Qué

object, idea, action

How

Cómo

manner

What time

Qué hora

time

What kind

Qué tipo

description

How long

Cuánto tiempo

duration

How much

Precio, cantidad (NC)

price, amount (UCN)

How many

Cantidad (C)

Quantity (CN)

How often

Cuántas veces

frequency

How far

Hasta dónde

distance

How old

Edad

age

How come (US)

Por qué

reason (US)

 

5. How to ask questions

1. If you ask about the subject of the sentence, simply add the question word at the beginning, followed by the auxiliary verb.

2. If you ask about the predicate of the sentence (the part of a sentence which contains the verb and gives information about the subject), there are three options:

a) If there is an auxiliary (helping) verb that precedes the main verb (for example: am, is, are, was, were, can, will, would...), put the question word in first position and invert the subject and the auxiliary (helping) verb.

b) If you ask about the predicate and there is no auxiliary (helping) verb and the verb is "to be", simply put the question word in the first position and invert the subject with the verb.

c) If there is no auxiliary (helping) verb in the predicate and the main verb is not to be, add the auxilary "to do" in the appropriate form.

 

6. Examples

1. James writes good poems.

Who writes good poems? James.

2. They are leaving tonight.

When are they leaving? Tonight.

2a. He can speak Chinese.

What can he speak? Chinese.

2b. The play was interesting.

How was the play?  Interesting.

2c. They sent a letter.

What did they send? A letter

 

7. Glossary

C: = Customer (Client)

H: = Hairdresser

F: = Friend (Family member)

 

I’d like … (I would like…) = Me gustaría …

… a trim = recorte, despunte

… a new style = estilo nuevo

a perm = perm, permanente

… a fringe = (British word for bangs) - flequillo, fleco, cerquillo

… some highlights = reflejos, luces, mechas claras, mechitas, mechones, iluminaciones

… it colo(u)red = colorado

… just a trim = sólo un recorte

This way please = viene aquí.

Would you like me to wash it first? = ¿Quieres que me lave primero?

Is the water temperature right for you? = ¿Te parece bien la agua?

hotter = más frío

colder = más frío

It’s alright. = Está bien.

Please have a sit here. = Siéntese aquí por favor.

 

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