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In each lesson of this 25-part series, you'll encounter a common question that English learners come across, and then learn how to answer like a native speaker. You'll learn how these key phrases works by breaking them down into each component. Then, through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “When is your birthday?”
Eric: When is your birthday?
Becky: The first word in the question is
Eric: when
Becky: This is a question word for time.
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) when
Becky: Listen again and repeat.
Eric: when
{Pause}
Becky: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Eric: is
Becky: meaning “to exist.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) is
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: is
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the first two words of the question and repeat.
Eric: When is
{pause}
Becky: Next is
Eric: your
Becky: meaning “something belonging to you.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) your
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: your
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the first three words of the question and repeat.
Eric: when is your
{pause}
Becky: And next is
Eric: birthday
Becky: meaning “date of birth.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) birthday
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: birthday
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Eric: When is your birthday?
{pause}
Becky: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question “When is your birthday?”
Eric: It's August 22nd.
Becky: "It's August 22nd.” Listen as it’s repeated again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Eric: (Slow) It's August 22nd.
{pause}
Becky: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word is
Eric: It’s
Becky: this is the contraction of “It is.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) It’s
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: It’s
{Pause}
Becky: And next is
Eric: August
Becky: This is the 8th month of the year.
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) August
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: August
{Pause}
Becky: And next is
Eric: 22nd
Becky: “22nd”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) 22nd
Becky:Now repeat.
Eric: 22nd
{Pause}Becky: Listen to the speaker say “It's August 22nd” and then repeat.
Eric: It's August 22nd.
{pause}Becky: Let’s try another and replace August 22nd with April 4th.
Eric: April 4th
Becky: “April 4th”
Eric: (slow) April 4th (regular) April 4th
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “April 4th.”
Eric: It’s April 4th.
Becky: It’s almost the same; simply replace “August 22nd” with “April 4th.” Now say, “It's April 4th.”
{pause}
Eric: It’s April 4th.
Becky: To expand on the pattern, replace “April 4th” with “June 13th.”
Eric: June 13th
Becky: “June 13th”
Eric: (slow) June 13th (regular) June 13th
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “June 13th.”
Eric: It’s June 13th.
Becky: Here we just replace “April 4th” with “June 13th.” Now say, “It's June 13th.”
{pause}
Eric: It’s June 13th.
Becky: For more practice, replace “June 13th” with “December 1st.”
Eric: December 1st.
Becky: “December 1st”
Eric: (slow) December 1st (regular) December 1st
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “December 1st.”
Eric: It’s December 1st.
Becky: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “June 13th” with “December 1st.” Now say, “It's December 1st.”
{pause}
Eric: It’s December 1st.
Becky: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you’re visiting the United States and someone asks you when your birthday is. Your birthday is August 22nd. How would you answer?
Eric: When is your birthday? (five seconds) It’s August 22nd.
Becky: Imagine your birthday is April 4th. Respond to the question.
Eric: When is your birthday? (five seconds) It’s April 4th.
Becky: Now imagine your birthday is June 13th. What would you say?
Eric: When is your birthday? (five seconds) It’s June 13th.
Becky: Imagine your birthday is December 1st. Answer the question.
Eric: When is your birthday? (five seconds) It’s December 1st.
Becky: You want to ask someone when their birthday is. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Eric: When is your birthday?
{pause}
Becky: This is the end of Lesson 12.

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Hello Hla Thandar Win,


Happy birthday for the 12th of December!


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When is your birthday?

It is December 12th.

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When is your birthday?

It´s Octuber 27th

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When is your birthday? It's September 11th

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When is your birthday?

It's July 12th.