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Welcome to EnglishClass101.com’s English in Three Minutes. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn English.
Hey everyone, I’m Alisha!
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, someone 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 could answer this question, but here’s some of the most common.
You could say:
“Do you know...? and then the name of the area you live in.
“Do you know Twin Pines?”
Or, you could mention a local landmark. Like:
“Near the library.”
“Near the movie theater.”
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 the nearest to your house.
“On the Green Line.”
“Near Central Station.”
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!”
“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?”
Since the other person is asking you this question to be polite, 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 you: “Where do you live?”
Now it’s time for Alisha’s Advice!
Asking where someone lives is a way to try to find 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 there 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’s really dangerous”...!
Do you know how to ask which school someone goes to?
Find out next time in the eighth English in 3 Minutes Lesson! See you next time!

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Ahmed
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to ask someone where they live:

where do you live?

to answer in commen way : Do you know + area?

mention landmark like: near the movie theater

on the green line

to respond: oh realy i know it

or I'm afraid i don't know it

you can add a fine comment if you know the place where the person live like:

oh really I know it .. it a wonderful place

please avoid nigative comment like: it is so dengerous it has high crime rate

Karla
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Universty KING
Sunday at 01:55 AM
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Hiiiiiiii,,,

How are you...

My name is Muhammad Hamid Raza...

People said University KING....

I am a BS political science student...

can we be friends

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Hello Umme and Belal,


Thank you both for sharing!


@Belal - The word 'since' can be a preposition, adverb or conjunction - depending on the context. In this case, 'since' is being used as a conjunction meaning 'because.'


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Umme Habiba
Wednesday at 11:24 PM
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So where do you live?

Do you know Gazipur?

Oh Yes! I know it. It's just beside Dhaka and I went there a few times. Where do you live in Gazipur?

Nearby Gazipur Sadar. What about you?

Belal Saad
Tuesday at 03:07 PM
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Since the other person is asking you this question to be polite,

what is the meaning of "since"

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