Getting an ID card

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Admin worker: International Student ID card?

Student: Yes, that’s right.

Admin worker: Have you got the form?

Student: Yes, here it is.

Admin worker: OK, let’s see. Name – Ahmed, surname – Saeed, age 14, address ... (pause) ... oh, what’s your address?

Student: 14 Spring Avenue …

Admin worker: 14 Spring Avenue ...

Student: Leicester.

Admin worker: Can you spell that, please?

Student: L-E-I-C-E-S-T-E-R.

Admin worker: What’s your postcode?

Student: LE14 2GZ.

Admin worker: LE14 2GS.

Student: No, 2GZ.

Admin worker: OK, 2GZ. And what’s your nationality?

Student: I’m British.

Admin worker: What’s your school?

Student: Newtown Secondary School. N-E-W-T-O-W-N.

Admin worker: And what’s your date of birth?

Student: The 2nd of June 1998.

Admin worker: 02/06/1998 (the second of the sixth, 1998). Have you got a photo?

Student: Yes, here you are.

Admin worker: Thank you. One moment, please ... (pause) ... and here’s your card.

Student: Thanks. Bye.


Do you have an ID card? When do you use it?

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Submitted by danooto on Thu, 04/25/2024 - 18:47


Submitted by SamuBuitre123 on Fri, 04/26/2024 - 22:59


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Submitted by CoolToTheBone on Thu, 02/29/2024 - 19:25

ID, well, if my band asks me for it.. they have't done it so, yet. Thank Goodness.

Submitted by thi_2008luu on Wed, 11/22/2023 - 11:36

You guys are so lucky. I don't have any of card

Submitted by Hazel_1704 on Wed, 03/29/2023 - 03:23

Yes, I have one, I use it to enter my school, I am from Mexico.

Submitted by haidar15 on Thu, 03/09/2023 - 06:31

Yes I have id cart, at the school the supervisor before go inside the school need give the id cart first, if you lose it the id cart you will be have penalty.

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Submitted by Tocoha1234 on Tue, 03/07/2023 - 23:35

You guys are lucky, i don't have any ID card :(

Submitted by ehjjjjjjjjjjjjj on Tue, 02/07/2023 - 09:24

i dont have one

Submitted by SK0272ingles on Wed, 08/17/2022 - 01:26

I don't have, In the university we use a face ID

Submitted by AliEsp on Sat, 08/13/2022 - 16:09

Yes, I have an ID card. I use it to do some paperwork.

Submitted by fmchancosic on Fri, 08/12/2022 - 16:53

Yes, I have an Id card. I use my ID card when I have to verify my identity.

Submitted by ahgima099 on Fri, 08/12/2022 - 15:23

I don't have ID card.

Submitted by Tami1210 on Wed, 08/10/2022 - 04:43

I have an ID card, I use it to carry out some important procedures and on several occasions I also used it in the library of my school.

Submitted by Fadikly on Thu, 06/02/2022 - 17:43

IN FACT I’VE GOT ID CART. People have id card. i use my id cart during apointment

Submitted by Edaa on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 07:59

yes I have an identity card I use it for important documents when the police ask.

Submitted by zoeytruong on Mon, 01/03/2022 - 03:55

Yes, I have an ID card. I usually use it when I pass the gate of school and to indentify myself when I have the exam

Submitted by Fenic on Mon, 10/11/2021 - 05:02

I don't have an ID card.
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Submitted by FlowerQueen on Fri, 07/23/2021 - 15:30

Yes, I have two kinds of ID-Cards. One from my school and one from my city hall. I use my school ID-Card only for the school library. But I never go to the school library, so I don‘t need the ID-Card. I use my ID-Card from my city hall not very often. For example when I want to make a simple test for COVID-19 I need this ID-Card.
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Submitted by fanny on Fri, 07/23/2021 - 14:37

No, I havn´t an ID card, cause I´m a teenager

Submitted by Ammar on Thu, 07/22/2021 - 20:11

Yes, I have an ID card. I use when I need it.
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Submitted by polarbear on Tue, 06/15/2021 - 16:42

i don't have an ID card .... yet
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Submitted by MuradYT on Sat, 06/05/2021 - 09:07

I don't have an ID card.

Submitted by GGO_Toxic on Mon, 03/01/2021 - 19:16

I don't have an ID card.

Submitted by nimdini on Sat, 11/28/2020 - 09:02

I do have an ID card for enter the public library in my town.
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Submitted by weasley on Sun, 10/25/2020 - 08:40

I don't have an ID card yet because I am not still 18 .

Submitted by Luna on Mon, 08/17/2020 - 09:47

Yes l have an ID card l use an ID card when go to saigon
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Submitted by Xuka on Fri, 08/14/2020 - 18:24

Yes, I have but I rarely use it. I had it when I was 16 years old. The ID card is necessary to make some other cards such as the library card, bank-card, passport, driver’s license, or anything that need the proof you were. The last time I used it when I make a library card 4 months ago.

Submitted by dongsoon on Tue, 07/28/2020 - 18:19

I haven't got ID card
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Submitted by IANPAUL on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:32

I don't have an identification letter

Submitted by Fer9TS13 on Tue, 06/30/2020 - 00:29

I haven't got an ID card :'(
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Submitted by DIGIOTANIMES on Mon, 05/04/2020 - 18:07

I have not id card

Submitted by SaraiDominguez on Fri, 03/27/2020 - 21:00

Hello... yes, i have two ID card, one i use for the University and the other for legal documents. Thanks!

Submitted by editor_rachael on Sat, 03/28/2020 - 16:32

Hi SaraiDominguez,


Thanks for your comments on LearnEnglish Teens. This website is specially for teenagers aged 13-17 years old but it sounds like you are older than that. You are welcome to keep on using LearnEnglish Teens but if you are over 17, please do NOT post any more comments as we must keep this strictly for teenagers to interact with each other. 


Best wishes,


LearnEnglish Teens team

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Submitted by _16lx on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 21:22

yes of curse I've an ID , I need it in ever thing in this life when I go travallig , when I get a job , it's very important

Submitted by Bryan08 on Thu, 03/19/2020 - 17:26

Yes, I have. I use them when I travel or I fill a document.

Submitted by ArelyLuna on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 06:03

Yes, i have. I use it every time i want to buy alcohol
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Submitted by JoModerator on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 08:33

Hi ArelyLuna,


Thanks for your comments on LearnEnglish Teens. This website is specially for teenagers aged 13-17 years old but it sounds like you are older than that. You are welcome to keep on using LearnEnglish Teens but if you are over 17, please do NOT post any more comments as we must keep this strictly for teenagers to interact with each other.


Best wishes,

Jo (LearnEnglish Teens team)

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Submitted by FlowerQueen on Fri, 07/23/2021 - 15:34

But in Germany, where I live, you can buy alcohol, when you are 16 years old.

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Submitted by Windflower42 on Fri, 01/31/2020 - 18:04

Yes, I have a ID card. I use it when I go to the doctor's.

Submitted by Silas on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 19:45

I am from Romania and there is not used an ID card for school or something else, but we have a card with all our notes from tests, also on the first page you can see a photo about me.
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Submitted by Chocomint on Sun, 11/03/2019 - 08:18

Yes, I have. I made it when I was in secondary school the process of making it was really fast it took 20 mins to take photo, fill in the form, scan fingers then I got it after 2 weeks. It is small, rectangular and made from hard plastic. It’s always in my wallet and I use it to prove myself in some cases
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Submitted by empty on Thu, 06/20/2019 - 14:20

Yes , I've got an ID card , because everyone needs an ID card to show others who they are .

Submitted by cian007 on Wed, 06/19/2019 - 16:29

yes,i have an ID card, i use it for borrow books in the library

Submitted by Thu on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 03:01

No, I don't. In my place, students don't need to have an ID card. To go to school, the library,... we don't need to use the ID card. When it's open, you just come in.
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Submitted by Shashi on Sun, 04/14/2019 - 07:20

No, I haven't ID card.

Submitted by wanna123 on Sat, 01/05/2019 - 11:00

I have an ID card, and I often use it when I need to travel around my country, or when I forget student card in my school
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Submitted by khanhlinh92004 on Fri, 07/27/2018 - 08:40

I have an ID class which I use to enter the library.

Submitted by nguyenninh on Thu, 10/04/2018 - 13:04

I used to my ID student card to read a book in the library

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