Unit 1 Greetings and IntroductionsIntroduction When meeting, people say or/and dosomething. In Thailand we say “(Swasdeeka)” or “(Swasdee krab.)” This greetingphrase is usually accompanied with a “wai”or a smile. Customarily, the junior will initiatethe “wai” to the senior as the gesture ofshowing respect. In English spokencountries, some greeting phrases are usedfor one specific time of the day while somecan be used at any time.
Content1. Formal greetings2. Informal greetings3. Asking and Responding about work and healt4. Asking and replying for more information.5. Introducing yourself and other people6. Responding to an introduction7. Ending the conversation8. Conversation Practice9. Exercise
Formal greetings Formal Responses- Good morning. + - Good morning. +(Name) (Name)- Good afternoon. + - Good afternoon. +(Name) (Name)- Good evening. + - Good evening. +(Name) (Name)- Good day. + (Name) - Good day. + (Name)- How do you - How do you do?do?
Asking and Responding about work and health - Things are busy at - How are things? work. are ok. - Things - I’m very well. Thank - I’m you. fine. Thank you. - Fine. Thanks. - Very well. Thanks. - Great. - How are you? - Pretty good. Etc. - Not (too) bad. - I am not (very well. I have a cold. - Oh, I am tried. Etc.
Asking and Responding about work and healthEverything is okay. - -How’s everything? - Everything is so good. - Everything is so busy. - Everything is so bad. Etc. been just fine. - I’ve - I’ve been t fine. -How have you been? - I have been so bad. - I couldn’t be better. Etc. - It’s going pretty well. / All right. / so so. -How are you doing? / - I’m doing -What do you do? fine/wonderful/great. - I couldn’t be better.
Asking and replying for more information. Asking Replying 1. Cold /bad weather/ It certainly is.beautiful/ nice day, isn’t it? I don’t think so. 2. What’s new? Nothing much.3. What do you do for a I’m an engineer. living?4. Where are you from? I’m from England.
Formal greeting. May I introduce myself?/ Can I introduce myself? My name’s (name). Formal greeting. I would like to introduce myself. I’m (name).Structure Formal greeting. Allow me introduce myself to you. I’m (name). Formal greeting. Let’s me introduce myself. My name’s (name).
- Informal Introducing yourself Informal greeting. My name’s (name). Informal greeting. I’m (name).Structure Informal greeting. (name) is my name. Informal greeting. You can called me (name).
Introducing other people Formal greeting. May I introduce you to (name). Formal greeting. Let’s me introduce you to my friend (name).Structure Formal greeting. This is my friend. Her name is (name). Formal greeting. Please meet (name).
Responding to an introduction Useful expression Responding (A) Responding(B)1. Nice to meet you + (Name). 1. Nice to meet you too.2. Please to meet you + (Name). 2. Please to meet you too.3. Glad to meet you + (Name). 3. Glad to meet you too.3. It’s a great pleasure to meet you + 3. It’s a great pleasure to meet you(Name). too.4. I’m pleased to meet you + (Name). 4. I’m pleased to meet you too.5. It’s an honor to meet you + (Name). 5. It’s an honor to meet you too.6.It’s privilege to meet you + (Name). 6.It’s privilege to meet you too.
Ending the conversationUseful expression-It’s good/nice meeting/talking/seeing you.-- I’ve gotta run/go.-See you.-- Have fun.- Have a good day.
Terry : Good morning, Professor Wilson.Andrew : Good morning, Cooper. How are you this morning?Terry : Very well, thank you. And you,sir?Andrew : Good. How was your weekend? Did you get the exercise done?Terry : It was great and I got myEnglishAndrew : Can you hand it to me now. homework done.Terry : Of course, sir. Here it is.Andrew : Okay, I’ll take a look and seeyou in the class.
speak travelling studying learning excitingstrangers interpreter friendly conversation hometown My name is Robert. I am a student at Brigham YoungUniversity in Provo, Utah, in the U.S. At the university I’m(a) __________ languages. I can (b) ________English, German, and French. I’ve been (c) ____ ___tosome different countries. I’m very interested in (d) _________more about their languages. So I try to speak as much aspossible. Some people say I have an outgoing personalitybecause I’m not afraid to have a (e) ____________with (f)_______ _. I’ve just been to Israel and am now in Thailandwhere I will stay for three months. Then I’m going to SouthAmerica. All the people I have met are very(g) _________. All these places are very far from my small (h)__________ where everyone speaks only English. I like my
mother grandmother younger Family fathergrandfatherimportant oldestname business children My (a) _______ is John Smith, and I am from the United States. There are three (b) _________ in my (c) _________. I am the (d) ______. My (e) _______ is a (f) ________man and commutes to work every day. When he is home on weekends, he helps my (g) _________ around the house. My mother does not work for salary, but she works at home, taking care of my (h) ________ brother and sister. I like to help my mother with all of her responsibilities. Sometimes I take care of my little brother. He’s only two years old. My (i) ______________ and (j) _________ are very old and live with us. So I get to help them. I read to them in my spare time. My family is very (k) ____________ to me. We do many things together.