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Asking About Country in English

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[junkie-tabs] [junkie-tab title=”Video Information”] This video will teach how to ask someone about their home country.  If you meet someone and want to learn about their home country, then this video has many useful conversation expressions you can use. [/junkie-tab][junkie-tab title=”한글”] 이 동영상에서는 누군가에게 그 사람의 나라에 관하여 묻는 방법을 가르쳐 줍니다. 만약 여러분이 누군가를 만나고 그들의 나라에 대하여 배우기 원한다면 여러분이 사용할 수 있는 많은 유용한 회화 표현들이 이 동영상 자료에 있습니다. [/junkie-tab][junkie-tab title=”Script”] [Part 1]

Uhh, Hi.

I’m Bill and what I have for you right now are three questions you can ask a foreigner about their country.

Because, I know this.

People like to talk about where their from.

It’s easy and it’s comfortable for us to do.

Now, the first question we have here is this:

“What is the food like in your country?”

Now, many Korean people…they say, “Our food is spicy.”

But now, some countries, they don’t eat a lot of spicy food.

So, sometimes, they might say, “Our food is sweet.”

Or even, they might answer, how do they make the food.

Something like, “Our food is grilled.”

Or, “Our food is fried.”

This is all possible answers.

Now, another thing is..about the food…is they could talk about what food is popular.


Now, just like this:

“We eat a lot of…”

Now, I know from living in Korea, in Korea, “We eat a lot of kimchi.”

Alright, it’s true.

Everyday…even me.

But now, other countries maybe, like America, “We eat a lot of beef.”

It’s very popular.


And…almost…not everyday, but almost…it seems like that happens.

Or even, “We eat a lot of eggs.”

Just ‘what do you eat a lot of?’

Ok, let’s look at next question.

1:44 [Part 2]

Alright, now here is another question you can ask a foreigner about their country.

And it goes like this.

“What is your country famous for?”

This is just about what is popular in their country.

What do people do?

What do people know about?


So now, I’m an American, so if someone were to ask me “What is America famous for?”

I could just answer like this:

“Many people know Hollywood.”

Ya, Hollywood, where America makes the movies.


You can say, “Many people know Hollywood.”

Or, it’s ok.

“It’s famous for Hollywood.”


Now, by ‘it’, I mean ‘my country’.

So, my country, ‘it’s’ famous for Hollywood.

We want to change it a bit…

We can talk about Canada.

“What is Canada famous for?”

Well, that’s easy, we could do, “Many people know maple syrup.”

Very tasty…Canadian food.

And also, “it’s famous for maple syrup.”


So, these are two things that are equal that you can use to answer this question.

Ok, let’s look at the last question, now.

3:07 [Part 3]

Alright, now, here’s our last question that will help you get a foreigner to tell you about their home country.

And, it just goes like this:

“What is there to see in your country?”

Kind of what is famous, again, but something to see.

Something to go see at.


So now, what we have here is…the answer can go…

“People come to see…”

Now, if the person is form France, the easy answer is:

“People come to see Eiffel tower.”

Or someone from China.

“People come to see the Great Wall.”

Or again, maybe a Japanese person is visiting.

They can say, “People come to see Mount Fuji.”

Now again, if you travel to another country and someone asks you about Korea, you can just say, “People come to see Seoul.”

Or, “People come to see Kyeongbuk Palace.”

The famous things to see.

Alright, let’s take a look at some examples.

4:15 [Part 4]

Question one.

“What is the food like in your country?’
“We eat a lot of vegetables.”
“Our food is mostly fired.”
“We don’t eat much fruit.”

“What is your country famous for?”
“It’s famous for ice hockey.”
“Many people know about our mountains.”
“It’s famous for beautiful beaches.”

“What is there to see in your country?”
“People come to see our old castles.”
“People come to see our historical places.”
“People come to see our modern cities.”

5:13 [Part 5]

Alright, so there you have three questions that you can ask a foreigner about their country.

It’s a great way to start a conversation.

And it’s also a great way to learn something about another place.

I hope this helps you and I hope you can try it soon.

Thank you.

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