In most english study books, the first unit is about introducing yourself and telling where you come from. It is essential to learn those few sentences if you want to communicate with other people. It is also important to understand what they are asking you. You can start a conversation by saying hello, hi, how are you, what is your name, then someone might ask you questions like where are you from or where do you come from, it is important to know how to answer each of the questions. Let’s have a conversation as an example.
Hello how are you? I am fine thank you how are you? Im good, what’s your name? My name is Sandra, what’s your name? I am Linda. Where do you come from, Sandra? I come from Poland. Where are you from Linda? I am from Portugal.
If you want to use the correct grammar when making this so called small talk, there are several things which you need to avoid. To the questions, how are you? Don’t reply saying it’s ok. This question is about how you are feeling today, therefore it’s polite to say for example, I’m fine, I’m good, I’m ok and then after that say thank you or simply thanks. Also, if you are the one being asked first, its polite to ask the question back, how are you? I am fine, thanks, how are you? It’s good not to forget about that. Second thing, if you are asked, where do you come from? The answer is: I come from, but if the question is where are you from the answer is: I am from.