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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 “Where did you learn English?”
Eric: Where did you learn English?
Becky: The first word in the question is
Eric: where
Becky: This is the question word used to inquire about location.
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) where
Becky: Listen again and repeat.
Eric: where
{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: did
Becky: This is the simple past tense of "do”.
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) did
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: did
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the first two words of the question and repeat.
Eric: where did
{pause}
Becky: And next is
Eric: you
Becky: meaning “you.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) you
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: you
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the first three words of the question and repeat.
Eric: where did you
{pause}
Becky: And next is
Eric: learn
Becky: meaning “to gain knowledge.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) learn
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: learn
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the first four words of the question and repeat.
Eric: where did you learn
{pause}
Becky: And last we have
Eric: English
Becky: meaning “English language.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) English
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: English
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Eric: Where did you learn English?
{pause}
Becky: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question “Where did you learn English?”
Eric: I learned it in school.
Becky: "I learned it in school.” Listen as we say it again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Eric: (Slow) I learned it in school.
{pause}
Becky: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word is
Eric: I
Becky: the singular pronoun used by the person speaking.
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) I
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: I
{Pause}
Becky: And next is
Eric: learned
Becky: meaning “studied.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) learned
Becky:Now repeat.
Eric: learned
{Pause}
Becky: And next is
Eric: it
Becky: This is the pronoun used to refer to inanimate objects or things
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) it
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: it
{Pause}
Becky: Next is
Eric: in school
Becky: “School” is an institution for education, so it means “from an institution for education”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) in school
Becky:Now repeat.
Eric: in school
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the speaker say “I learned it in school” and then repeat.
Eric: I learned it in school.
{pause}Becky: To expand on the pattern, replace “in school” with “at home.”
Eric: at home
Becky: “home” is the place where a person lives, so it means “from the place where I live.”
Eric: (slow) at home (regular) at home
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “at home.”
Eric: I learned it at home.
Becky: It mostly stays the same, just replace “in school” with “at home.” Now say, “I learned it at home.”
{pause}
Eric: I learned it at home.
Becky: For more practice, replace “at home” with “by myself.”
Eric: by myself
Becky: It means “doing something on one’s own,” or “without getting help from others”
Eric: (slow) by myself (regular) by myself
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “by myself.”
Eric: I learned it by myself.
Becky: It’s almost the same, just replace “at home” with “by myself.” Now say, “I learned it by myself.”
{pause}
Eric: I learned it by myself.
Becky: To expand on the pattern, replace “by myself” with “at university.”
Eric: at university
Becky: at university. “University” is a school for higher education after high school.
Eric: (slow) at university (regular) at university
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “at university.”
Eric: I learned it at university.
Becky: Again, just replace “by myself” with “at university.” Say “I learned it at university.”
{pause}
Eric: I learned it at university.
Becky: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting the United States and someone asks you where you learned English. You learned English in school. How would you answer?
Eric: Where did you learn English? (five seconds) I learned it in school.
Becky: Now, imagine you learned it at home. Respond to the question.
Eric: Where did you learn English? (five seconds) I learned it at home.
Becky: Imagine you learned it by yourself. Answer the speaker's question.
Eric: Where did you learn English? (five seconds) I learned it by myself.
Becky: Imagine you learned it at university. How would you answer?
Eric: Where did you learn English? (five seconds) I learned it at university.
Becky: Now you want to ask someone where they learned English. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Eric: Where did you learn English?
{pause}
Becky: This is the end of Lesson 7.

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