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This exercise builds on basic greetings and introduces the names of the nations, cities, etc.

Teacher: Where are you from? I am from the USA.(Model 'where' and 'from' by accenting 'where' and 'from' in the question and 'from' in the response. This use of accenting differing words with your intonation helps students learn the new form. You might want to repeat this question a few times also including city names.)

Teacher: Susan, hi, how are you?

Student(s):Hi, I'm fine.

Teacher: Where are you from?

Student(s): I'm from Russia.

Teacher: Susan, ask Paolo.

Student(s): Hi Paolo, how are you?

Student(s): Hi, I'm fine.

Student(s): Where are you from?

Student(s): I'm from Pisa.

Continue this exercise around the class.

Part II: Asking questions with 'he' and 'she'.

Teacher: Where is Paolo from? He is from Italy.

Teacher: Susan, where is Olaf from?

Student(s): He is from Poland.

Teacher: Where are you from?

Student(s): I'm from Russia.

Teacher: Susan, ask Paolo.

Student(s): Paolo, where is Maria from?

Student(s): She is from Brazil.

Student(s): Where are you from?

Student(s): I'm from Pisa.

Continue this exercise around the class.

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