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Talking about occupations


Talking about occupations (jobs)

Talking about friends in English

The following phrases and expressions are used to talk about friends in English. If you introduce our friends, you may mention their names, age, occupation, interests, etc.

Expressions and phrases to introduce your friends

To talk about your friend, you need to say their:

  • Names.
  • Age.
  • Nationality.
  • Hometown.
  • Occupation.
  • Interests.
  • Qualities.

In other words, you need to mention who they are, what they do, what they like to do, where they live, their nationalities, and their qualities.

Here are some expressions to remember.

To introduce your friends' names:

  • My (best) friend's name is James.
  • This is my (best) friend James.
  • Let me introduce you to my (best) friend James.
  • Please, meet my (best) friend James.

To talk about their occupations, you may use these phrases.

  • He/she is a doctor/nurse.
  • He/she is in sales/digital marketing/web design...
  • He/she works for a private school/an oil company.
  • He/she teaches/sings/writes... for a living.

To talk about their origin:

  • She/he is from New York.
  • She/he is American.
  • They live in London but they are originally from Cairo.
  • They are from Morocco.

To talk about your friends' interests, you may use these phrases.

  • He/she likes playing tennis.
  • He/she enjoys hanging out with her friends.
  • He/she is interested in collecting stamps.
  • He/she is really into website design.
  • When he/she has the time, he/she likes to go walking.

Finally, to describe your friends' qualities, use these adjectives:

  • affectionate
  • best/close
  • dear
  • faithful
  • generous
  • genuine
  • hilarious
  • honest
  • irreplaceable
  • kind
  • kindhearted
  • marvelous
  • one-of-a-kind
  • patient
  • precious
  • priceless
  • reliable
  • sincere
  • supportive
  • sweet
  • sweet-hearted
  • thoughtful
  • true
  • trustworthy
  • truthful
  • uncommon
  • unconditional
  • understanding
  • unique
  • unpretentious
  • unselfish
  • uplifting
  • valued
  • warm
  • warmhearted
  • wonderful

Example

This is an example of how you can talk about your friends:

Hi! My name is Jane. These are my friends. This is James and this is his sister Lucy. They are from California. They are American. They live in Los Angeles. James is a tour guide. He likes scuba diving. His sister Lucy is a journalist. Lucy loves hiking. She is also a very good photographer. She enjoys taking pictures of famous people. James and Lucy are helpful, generous, and trustworthy. I am lucky to have such wonderful friends.

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