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Objectives
1. Practice introducing yourself
2. Learn Vocabulary and phrases to introduce yourself

Short Brief
This post presents nature of introduction, some valuable information to distinguish either formal and non formal introduction, some common expressions used in introduction.

Nature of Introduction

Becoming higher education students means to adapt into an academic situation. The adaptation start with how you engage a communication to others. It is called an introducing yourself.

It is normal that you are questioning what introduction is and why introduction is important. Let me explain to you.

What is introduction? This question is commonly known as beginning or making something known for the first time. It happens when someone presenting someone or new ideas to a group. For example, you are at a class and you need to present new topic based on your research findings to your colleagues and say “TikTok gives more money than Youtube. I am Yabui and glad to be here to present what I found related to it now.”

Study some more examples

Formal and Informal Introduction

Formal and Informal is distinguished how we get known with the situation. See some of Situation below
1.Introduce yourself 
informal :
Hi, I am ……
Hello, my name is ……

formal :
Hello, I don’t think we’ve met. Let me introduce myself. My name is ….
Good Morning / afternoon / evening. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is …..

2. Introduce someone else
informal :
This is my (nephew, brother, tacher, father, etc) ………….(name)

formal :
May I introduce my colleague ……….(name)
Allow me to introduce my colleague …………(name)
I would like you to meet my colleague, ……………(name)

3. What we say after introduction

informal :
Hi….., nice to meet you >>>>> answer : nice to meet you too
Hello…..Iam happy to meet you >>>>> answer : Lovely to meet you too

formal :
How do you do ……….>>>>> answer : How do you do
It’s a pleasure to meet you ……>>>>> answer : I am very pleased to meet you.

4. How to greet someone you know
informal : 
Hi ……how are you ? >>>>> answer : Fine thank, and you ?
Hello….. How are you doing ? >>>>> answer : Great, thanks. How about you ?

formal :
Good morning ……..How are you today ? >>>>> answer : I am very well, thank you. And you ?
Hello ……. It’s nice to see you again.


5. Leave taking
informal :
I must go. Catch you later. >>>>> answer : see you later. Bye
I’ll be off now. Speak to you later.>>>>> answer : Sure, take care.

formal :
Goodbye. It has been a pelasure meeting you. >>>>> answer : The pleasure is mine. I hope to see you again soon.
I must be on my way. It was nice seeing you again.>>>>> answer : Likewise. I look orward to seeing you again soon.

Common Expression

I’m based in London, but I live in New York. 
This phrase is used when you want to make it clear that your current living situation is temporary, or you do a lot of traveling because of your job.

I live in New York, but I’m originally from Lisbon. 
English speakers like to use this phrase when mentioning their native country or city. It’s more common than phrases like I was born in / I grew up in.

I’m a colleague of Jane’s. 
When introducing yourself in a group or at an event (like a party or a conference), it’s helpful to explain your connection to other people in the group or event. Similar phrases include: I work together with Jane / I’m Jane’s brother / Jane and I both study Chemistry at Toronto University.

I’m the father of two young girls. You can use this phrase if you want to say something about your family (it’s also a simple way for parents to explain why they don’t have much “free” time). Similar phrases include: I’m the daughter of two psychologists / I’m one of eight children / I’m the son of Queen Elizabeth.

These phrases are good for both formal situations like job interviews, as well as casual situations like parties.
I work at English Experts in the Marketing Department. When English speakers want keep their introduction simple (and avoid giving long or complex titles like Senior Vice President and General Manager of North American Sales for Behemoth Enterprises), they often just give the name of the company, and perhaps their department. This phrase also works for students: I study Chemistry at Toronto University / I’m a student at Toronto University, in the Chemistry Department.

I have worked at English Experts since 2012 / for 8 years. Details about time are nice to include in your self-introduction, but remember that English requires a different verb tense (known as the present perfect) when you use the prepositions for or since.
I’m responsible for managing the digital marketing campaigns. When introducing yourself to people in the same company or department, you can use this phrase to describe the most important thing you do. Similar phrases include I’m in charge of and I deal with. Notice the ing. This phrase requires a noun (or a gerund, which the noun form of a verb), so you can also use nouns with these phrases: I’m in charge of the website / I deal with the suppliers.

I hold a master’s degree in Chemistry from Toronto University. This phrase is useful when you want to highlight your educational achievements, but it is typically only found in cover letters and formal documents. In conversation, English speakers use a slightly more informal phrase: I have a master’s in Chemistry / I have an M.A. in Chemistry.

When not in the office, you can find me on the football pitch. This is a nice alternative phrase for mentioning other activities, especially if you have many sentences that start with I (I work… I’m responsible… I hold…). When not studying Chemistry, you can find me spending time with my family. Notice the ing endings.

When introducing yourself in an interview, the person you speak with may want to know more than a few short sentences and simple details about you. They may ask you to ‘tell me about yourself’.

In other words, they want you to tell a story that ties together your present situation, past experiences, and future plans – topics that require slightly more advanced grammar:

For several months now, I have been working on a project. Notice the verb form here; it differs from the earlier phrase, I have worked. When talking about a project that you plan or hope to finish in the near future, it’s common to use the Present Perfect Progressive: have been doing. (Learning English is also a project: I’ve been learning English since January.)

My passion for learning languages began 10 years ago, when I visited Japan. To tell a story, English speakers typically use the Past Simple tense (as in visited). It’s also good to give details about place and time, using ago to mark specific times in the past: a few weeks ago, five months ago.
I would like to become fluent in English so that I can attend university in Canada. When talking about your personal goals, you can use the Conditional form: would like. This common phrase can be used to talk about any project or action you want to do in the future.

Try This Dialogue

Person 1:Hello, and welcome to (name your program) podcast number one. My name’s (your name)…
Person 2:… and I’m (name). We’re your presenters and we’ve got lots of things for you to listen to today, but before we start, I think we should introduce ourselves. (person 1 name)?
Person 1:OK … erm … I’m (name).
Person 2:Or, I tell you what, I’ll introduce you and you can introduce me. How about that?
Person 1:Well, OK then. Erm, this is (name). She’s from London. She’s … how old are you?
Person 2:None of your business, (name)!
Person 1:And she loves dancing and riding her mountain bike. OK?
Person 2:OK. And this is (name). He comes from Manchester. He’s 23. Oh … aren’t you?
Person 1:Oh yes
Person 2:He likes football, and … he’s a great cook.
Person 1:Thanks! And there’s one more person for you to meet. I’d like to introduce our producer, (Name). Say hello to everyone (name)!
Person 3:Hello! Pleased to meet you!
Person 1 and 2:Hi (name)
person 2:And how are you today?
person 1:Very well thank you (name).

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