I'm from Bristol - Intermediate
We often tell people where we are from when we meet them. Here are different ways of doing that.
10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing:
- I come from Bristol.
- I'm from Bristol.
- I'm a Bristolian.
- Bristol's where I'm from.
- Bristol's my hometown.
- I was born and bred in Bristol.
- I'm a Bristol boy/girl.
- Bristol's my home.
- I call Bristol home.
- I'm based in Bristol.
How To Use These Phrases In Your English:
- 1 and 2 are both very common ways of giving this information.
- 3. Many cities can be used like this. Other examples are Bathonian from Bath, a Londoner from London, a Mancunian from Manchester.
- 4. is a version of 4, and puts the emphasis on the place, not on you.
- 5. We all have a hometown - even if we don't live in it now.
- 6. If you are 'born and bred' in a place it means you were born and grew up there.
- 7. A Bristol boy/girl is used even with adults. It means you spent your younger years in a place.
- 8 and 9 are similar. We use these expressions to talk about where we live even if it's different from where we were born.
- 10 is more common when we are living somewhere, maybe for a period of time, but it is not where we were born. If you change where you live because of your work, this is a useful structure.