Practical English <br />“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy ...
First Impressions<br />"You never get a second chance to make a good first impression" <br />
When you meet new people, what do you notice first about them? <br />Eyes, Ears, Nose, face in general<br />Hair, hairstyl...
You can say...<br />The first  thing I notice about people is...<br />Actually, I'm not very observant.<br />I tend to not...
Meeting people for the first time.<br />Hi!   Hello!   <br />How do you do? <br />Fine, thank you for asking. How about y...
Greeting people you already know.<br />How’s it going? <br />How are things?<br />You’re looking well.<br />What have you ...
Introducing other people:<br />1. Person A’s name2.  Your purpose for coming to her3. Person B's name<br />1. Person B’s n...
For example:<br />Mary Smith, I'd like you to meet someone.  This is John Brown.    <br /> John Brown, this is Mary Smith....
Introducing yourself.<br />Pattern:<br />Example<br />1. Signal<br />2. Introduction<br />3. Additional information<br />M...
RESPONDING TO FRIENDLY QUESTIONS<br />Response followed by a  friendly return question <br />Very well, thank you.  And ho...
Informal: <br />Great.   What's new with you? <br />No problem.  How about you?<br />Pretty good. And yourself?<br />Can'...
SIGNALING THE END OF THE CONVERSATION<br />I'm afraid it's time for me to go now.  I have a meeting.<br />I'm afraid I hav...
It was nice talking to you. Good Bye!<br />
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Practical english first impressions

  1. 1. Practical English <br />“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?“<br /> – Winnie the Pooh Bear <br />
  2. 2. First Impressions<br />"You never get a second chance to make a good first impression" <br />
  3. 3. When you meet new people, what do you notice first about them? <br />Eyes, Ears, Nose, face in general<br />Hair, hairstyle<br />Clothes<br />Hands<br />Height<br />Voice<br />Smell<br />Other features<br />
  4. 4. You can say...<br />The first thing I notice about people is...<br />Actually, I'm not very observant.<br />I tend to notice people's eyes.<br />To be honest, I don't notice people's clothes/what people are wearing.<br />
  5. 5. Meeting people for the first time.<br />Hi! Hello!  <br />How do you do? <br />Fine, thank you for asking. How about you?<br />Sorry, I didn’t catch your name.<br />Nice/Pleased to meet you.<br />It was a pleasure meeting you.<br />
  6. 6. Greeting people you already know.<br />How’s it going? <br />How are things?<br />You’re looking well.<br />What have you been up to?<br />What’s new? <br />Hi or Hello <br />
  7. 7. Introducing other people:<br />1. Person A’s name2.  Your purpose for coming to her3. Person B's name<br />1. Person B’s name2. Person A's name 3. Information about Person A<br />
  8. 8. For example:<br />Mary Smith, I'd like you to meet someone.  This is John Brown.    <br /> John Brown, this is Mary Smith.  She is a former colleague of mine<br />Mary Smith, Have you met my colleague John Brown?     <br />John Brown, this is Mary Smith.  She is a good friend of mine.<br />
  9. 9. Introducing yourself.<br />Pattern:<br />Example<br />1. Signal<br />2. Introduction<br />3. Additional information<br />May I introduce myself? My name is John Smith.   I'm responsible for sales.<br />I don't think we've met. My name is Jane Smith.   I work for SlashCom.<br />
  10. 10. RESPONDING TO FRIENDLY QUESTIONS<br />Response followed by a  friendly return question <br />Very well, thank you.  And how are you?<br />I'm fine, thank you.  And how about you?<br />Fine, thank you.  How are you?<br />Fine.  And you?<br />
  11. 11. Informal: <br />Great.   What's new with you? <br />No problem.  How about you?<br />Pretty good. And yourself?<br />Can't complain. What's new with you?<br />Could be better.  How's everything with you?<br />So, so. How's it going with you? <br />
  12. 12. SIGNALING THE END OF THE CONVERSATION<br />I'm afraid it's time for me to go now.  I have a meeting.<br />I'm afraid I have to leave now.  I have a visitor coming.  <br />I had better be leaving. I think it’s about to rain.  <br />I should be going now. I have errands to run.  <br />I have to get going. I have an appointment.  <br />I see it's getting late. I'd better go. I have to get up early. <br />
  13. 13. It was nice talking to you. Good Bye!<br />

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