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Names and Titles

Names and Courtesy Titles

Parents give their children names when they are born. Names are important because they identify who is being spoken to or talked about. It is polite to use a courtesy title and a person's last name in formal settings or when you meet someone for the first time. In informal settings or with family members and friends, it's okay to use their first name only. (3-page lesson)

Name - First, Middle Initial, and Last
Name - First, Middle Initial, and Last


What is his name?

His name is Mr. Juan V. Lopez.

Mr. means mister. It shows respect.

First Name
First Name

First Name

What is his first name?

His first name is Juan.

Juan starts with a capital "J".

ESL PowerPoint on Names

Names PowerPoint