Asking for general information

To give general information about yourself, use I’m…

I’m a teacher.

I’m married.

I’m a mother of two kids.

I’m working.

I’m interested in painting.

I’m working at a bank.

I’m learning music lessons.

To talk about your work, use I’m… with the name of the job.

I’m a teacher.

I’m a doctor.

I’m a housewife.

To say where you work, use I work…

I work in Mumbai.

I work for an MNC.

I work at the State Bank of India.

I work as a translator.

I work as a music director.

Good to Know

Use at before the name of the organization or company where you work. Use in in other cases.

She works at Infosys.

She works in a computer firm.

I work at LIC.

I work in an insurance company.

To ask someone what their job is, use What do you do?

‘What do you do?’ ‘I’m a mechanic.’

You may also use the following questions.

What do you do for a living?

How do you make a living?

Have you got a job?

Do you work?

What is your occupation?

Sample questions and answers are given below.

‘Do you work?’ ‘Yes, I’m a teacher.’

‘What do you do?’ ‘I’m a student.’

‘Have you got a job?’ ‘No, I’m looking for one.’

‘What is your occupation?’ ‘I’m a mechanic.’

To talk about where you live, use I live… or I’m from…

I live in Mumbai.

I’m from Kerala.

To ask someone where they live, use Where are you from? or Where do you live?

‘Where do you live?’ ‘I live in Bangalore.’

‘Where are you from?’ ‘I’m from Kerala, but right now I live in Mumbai.’

‘We are from Canada.’

Good to Know

The question Where are you from? is also used to ask people where they were born and lived as a child.