What can you see in the pictures? Choose an answer. <ul><li>People playing </li></ul><ul><li>People greeting </li></ul><ul><li>People dancing </li></ul>
There are many ways to say hello in English. Sometimes you say a quick hello as you are passing somebody. At other times a greeting leads to a conversation. Friends and family members greet each other in a casual way. Business greetings are more formal. In this lesson you will find: Useful phrases: words and expressions that native speakers use. Practice: sample conversations with audio (practise with a learning partner) Greetings in Passing Greetings before a Conversation Greetings in the Classroom Greetings in Business Greetings at a Party or Social Event Greetings in a Friend's Home
Greetings in Passing Listen and complete using the words: walking-have-wave-working-same-smile-polite-time-know-slow It is _____________ to greet a person you _____________ . However, you don't always have _____________ to stop and _____________ a conversation. Just remember to smile as you say hello. A small _____________ is also polite. Sometimes you pass the _____________ person a second time on the same day. You can say "hello again" or just _____________ . Here there are some tips. <ul><li>_____________ down to greet someone you know. You don't have to stop what you are doing (_____________ ,_____________ , shopping).
How's it goin'? (Native speakers often shorten "going" to "goin" in casual greetings.) </li></ul>Slang greetings in passing Using slang in a greeting is typical between close friends. Teens often use slang when they greet each other. Certain English speaking countries also have their own popular form of "hello".
Listen and number according to the order they are mentioned. <ul>___ Whazzup? </ul>___ Hiya ___ G'day (Australia) ___ Howdy ___ Yo
Greetings before a Conversation Read and order the following conversation. Sometimes you stop and talk for a minute as you say hello. This type of greeting is followed by a conversation. Close friends often hug when they greet each other, especially after a long time without seeing one other. Men sometimes give each other a hand shake or a high-five (touch palms above the head). Here are some tips: <ul><li>Stand near a person and say hello.
It's been a while. (It's been a while since I've seen you.)
What's new? Not much. (answer to What's new?) </li></ul>
_1_ Hi Corey. __ It's okay. There's a lot to learn. What's new with you? __ Not much. The kids are back at school. __ Hey, Jennifer. Good to see you. (hug) __ Busy, you? __ Pretty good. How's your new job? __ You too. How've you been? Note: Between very close friends it's uncommon to use names in a casual greeting. Sometimes nicknames or short forms are used. (Cor and Jen instead of Corey and Jennifer). Listen to your teacher and practice this conversation.
Greetings in Business Listen, reead and practice the conversation that follows. Proper etiquette is important in business greetings. Make sure to use polite language such as "please" and "thank you". Appropriate titles and gestures should also be used. Shaking hands is common in most English speaking countries. It is also important to smile. Some tips, are given now for this case: <ul><ul><li>Introduce yourself with name and title.
A: Hello. I'm Mia Conners. B: Hi Mia. I'm David Sinclair, and this is my partner Gina Evans. (hold out hand to shake) A: Nice to meet you Mr. Sinclair and Ms Evans. Thank you for taking the time to meet with me today. B: It's our pleasure. And please, call us David and Gina. Can I take your coat? A: Thank you. B: No problem. Please take a seat and we'll be right with you. I just have to take make a quick phone call.
Finally let's check Greetings Phrases Hello/Hi Long time no see Good morning/evening Nice to see you My pleasure etc. Gestures Shake hands Hug Kiss Bow Other gestures
Don't stop believing By Ariel Pérez V. English Langauge Teacher Source: www.englishclub.com