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welcome to English class 101 coms British English in three minutes the

fastest easiest and most fun way to learn English hey everyone I'm Gina in

this series we're going to learn some easy ways to ask and answer common

questions in English it's really useful and it only takes three minutes in this

lesson you're going to learn how to ask and say where you live

usually some will ask you where you live as a polite question after they've asked

you your name where you're from and what you do for a living

they'll say so where do you live this is inviting you to keep making conversation

there are lots of ways you can answer this question but here are some of the

most common you could say do you know and then the name of the area you live

in do you know County Durham all you could

mention a local landmark like near the library all near the cinema you could

also answer by telling the person what train line you live on if your city has

a train network or what station is nearest to your house on the central

line or near Piccadilly so as you can see there are lots of possible ways to

answer the question where do you live once you've told them the other person

might respond in one of the following ways

oh yeah I know it all I live near there or maybe I'm afraid I don't know it the

other person is just being polite by showing interest so you can reply by

saying something like oh really a good way to continue the conversation is to

ask them the same question in return you can just say how about you or where do

you live put some stress on the where do you live now it's time for

Gina's tips asking where someone lives is a way to try to find out something

you have in common with the person you're talking to so if you're familiar

with the area the other person lives in make some comments about it that's a

really nice area or the park fare is really pretty

anything is fine as long as you don't say anything negative that could be

taken as offensive like that area has a high crime rate or I hear that area is

really dangerous do you know how to ask which school someone goes to find out in

the next British English in three minutes lesson see you next time

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