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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 this

  • series will teach you 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 some new ways to ask someone what's your name including

  • one that you can use when you forgotten someone's name now what's your name was

  • probably one of the first questions you learned when you started studying

  • English I have to tell you though that most native speakers of English with

  • never sabers in English just like in other languages it is often more polite

  • to be a little indirect of course the easiest way to avoid asking the question

  • directly is not to ask at all just introduce yourself and most people will

  • respond by doing the same when introducing yourself simple is nearly

  • always best just say hi I'm Gina to show that you want to know the other person's

  • name just that and you at the end hi I'm Gina and you hi I'm Gina and you just

  • like before take out my name Gina and put your name in its place after you say

  • this the person will tell you his or her name okay now let's talk about an

  • embarrassing situation that happens to everybody

  • you've already met somebody once before but you've forgotten their name the most

  • polite thing to do in this situation is to apologize and ask again there's a

  • simple way to do this that's all so polite and

  • sorry what was your name again I'm sorry what was your name again this sentence

  • is very similar to what's your name but it has three important differences first

  • we say I'm sorry a small apology can go a long way after

  • that we say what was your name this is just like what is your name but instead

  • of is we use the past tense was this is really important as it tells the other

  • person that you remember meeting them you haven't forgotten him or her you've

  • just forgotten the name this little word makes all the difference I'm sorry what

  • was your name finally we add again to the end this is another hint

  • that tells the other person that you remember learning his or her name before

  • but you just can't recall it right now I'm sorry what was your name again this

  • phrase is appropriate for both formal and informal situations now it's time

  • for Gina's tips in the United Kingdom it's normal to address people by name in

  • conversation more than once in both formal and informal situations it's a

  • way to show respect or interest in the other person and can help you make

  • friends it is also a great way to practice someone's name so you don't

  • forget it if you're talking to someone named Andy

  • for example instead of just what do you do for fun you could say Andy what do

  • you do for fun you can also put the name at the end of the sentence what do you

  • do for fun Andy you don't want to say the person's name too often or it will

  • sound a little strange but if you practice someone's name like this you

  • won't forget it and people love to hear their own name in this lesson we learn

  • what to say when we forget someone's name in the next lesson you'll learn

  • what to say when you want to get in touch with someone whether by telephone

  • email or even newer ways to communicate what's your favorite let us know in the

  • comments and join us the next British English in three minutes lesson see you

  • next time

  • you

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Learn English - British English in Three Minutes - Asking about Names

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/03
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