Personal Narratives

When we speak English, we often give a little summary of our life.

I was born in Brisbane then I grew up in Blackall and Mt Isa then I moved back to Brisbane.

Tell us your story. Tell us where you were born. Tell us where you moved to. Tell us what you did there. Tell us why you moved there.

History and Geography

History and Geography tell a story. Check out the lessons on the History and Geography Page

The Personal Narrative of a Guy from New York City

Listen to the personal narrative of a guy from Brooklyn, New York City.


Link to Brooklyn Conversation

What is your story?

Links to More Lessons on More Pages

The Work Page

Routine and Habit – The Routine Page

Verbs in Context in Many Tenses with Audio

Philosophy of Grammar and the Idea of Verbs as Actions

Verbs and Tenses – The Tense Page


Present Participle or Gerund or “ing” Form

Verbal Phrases 1 (with Audio)

Verbal Phrases 2 (with Audio)

Verbal Phrases 3 (with Audio)

Verbal phrases 4 (with Audio)
Verbal Phrases 5 (with Audio)

Verbal Phrases 6 (with Audio)


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  1. Elizabeth says:

    I was born in Valencia Venezuela.
    I crow up in Valencia.
    I went to university in Valencia.
    Then, I moved to New York
    I came to New York in October 2009.
    I moved to New York with my Husband.
    I have been living in the U.S. for 2 years.
    I went to College in NY,
    I studied English in a College in NY.

  2. Fotedy says:

    I was born in Kindia Guinea. When I was 4 to 5 I moved to kamakhoé in Serra leone. About 7 I moved back at kindia and wentt to school there until I got my A level certificate. I moved up to Conakry for university. I studied Human science and journalism. At the end of 2001 I started to work as reporter at the national television. I got married in august 2007. Now I have got two children and learn English for more chance in my life.

  3. LIGIA GALAZ says:

    I was born in Merida,Yucatan, Mexico then I moved with my parents to the D.F. in the center of Mexico ( Mexico City), when I was 5 yeaars old. Here I ent to primary and secondary school then I studied in the Normal School to become an Electrical teacher I worked for more than thirty years to the public educaion and now I am a retire teacher. AIn the mean time I studied English in several school until I got the Teacher´s Course and now I Have been working for more than fifteen years at the High School in the UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO ( UNAM). I like to teach and I enjoy everyday of my lufe with my students.

    • Aaron says:

      Hi Ligia….thanks for sharing that. I enjoy teaching, too. Actually, I spent 6 months in el D.F. studying at la UNAM in the early 90s. It was a fascinating time in my life.

  4. eneodato ayson says:

    I was born in pampanga philippines. I studied architecture in dhvcat bacolor pampanga. I have been working in angeles city for 3 years. Then, I decided to work in abroad herein saudi arabia. I came here in 1994. I have been working in saudi arabia for sixteen years.

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