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Self-Introductions

http://www.aichi-gakuin.ac.jp/~jeffreyb/spking/SlfIntro.html
rough machine translation ... [ Eng=>Jpn ]

Personal
What is your name? What does it mean? Do you like it?
Do you have a nickname? an English name?
Would you like to have an English name? What names do you know?
Are they popular now? in the past? in the 1970s?
Do you have any brothers or sisters? Are you the oldest? youngest?
Do you live with your family? alone? with friends?
How tall are you? Would you like to be taller? shorter?
What time do you get up? go to bed?
What is your ideal type of boy (girl)?
How many close friends do you have? Have you been inside their home?
Whose birthdays do you know?
What bad habits do you have?
Do you want to get married? When?
How many children do you want?
Can you speak English to your Japanese friends?
What foods do you dislike?
What animal would you like to be? Why?
Do you have a pet? What kind? What's its name?
What kind of dog do you have? How old is it?
Do you often go drinking with friends? How old are you?
What historical person do you like best?
What season do you like the best? Why?

Home
Where were you born? Have you ever moved?
Where do you live now? What is the nearest station?
What dialect of Japanese do you speak?
When do you go home? How long do you stay?
How long have you lived in Nagoya? What do you think of it?
Do you cook? How often? What?
Do you enjoy living alone?
Do you want to live away from home? Where?

School
What is your major? Why did you choose it?
What else do you want to study at AGU?
Have you studied the history of any foreign countries?
What foreign language besides English have you studied?
Have you ever attended a language school?
How many classes are you taking this term?
How do you come to school?
How long does it take you to get here?
How many friends have you made at AGU?
Who is your best friend in college? in this class?
Where do you eat lunch every day?
Did you ever come to AGU before you were a student?
When did you decide to apply to AGU? Why did you decide to come here?
What did your parents say when they found out you wanted to come to AGU?
Which entrance examination did you take?
What do you expect from college life?
What was your first impression of AGU? the teachers?
Who is your favorite teacher?
What have you learned so far?

Travel
Do you have a driver's license? When did you get it?
What kind of car do you have? What color?
Do you want to get a driver's license?
Are you going to driving school?
Have you ever been in an automobile accident?
Where did you go for your high school graduation trip?
What is your favorite country?
Have you ever visited a foreign country? What did you eat when you were there?
What countries would you like to visit?
How often do you go abroad?

Sports
What club did you belong to in high school?
What club would you like to join in college?
What sports do you play?
Did you play on a team? What was your position?
Do you know how to snowboard?
What tennis player do you like?
What baseball team or soccer team do you like?
Who is your favorite professional athlete?

Music
Who is your favorite composer?
Who is your favorite singer? singing group?
What musical instruments do you play?
At what age did you start to play the guitar?
Who do you play guitar or drums with?
What is your band's name?
What songs do you like to sing when you sing karaoke?

Part-time Job
Do you work part-time?
Where do you work?
How long have you worked there?
How many days a week do you work?
Do you enjoy your part-time job?
Do you like the people you work with?

Free Time
Do you use a computer? e-mail? Internet?
What do you do after school every day?
Have you been to anyone's concert?
What is your favorite comic?
What do you collect?
Do you knit? sew? bake?
How often or how many times have you taken your photo at a Print Club machine?
Do you often write letters?
Did you get sunburned this summer?
Do you ever watch the stars or clouds?
What time do you get up on weekdays?
What do you do on weekends and holidays? in your free time?

Very Personal Questions

    If you don't mind my asking ...

Do you have a boyfriend (girlfriend)?
If so, how did you meet? How long have you been going together?
If not, do you want one?

Who do you like best in your family?

How much does your part-time job pay?

    Sorry, I would rather not say.

Grammar Link for Self Introductions.

Links and Images

[ Jpn=>Eng ] ... rough machine translations ... [ Eng=>Jpn ]

Links
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Last updated May 2006
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