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Greetings

Greetings

Date: Nov 02 2001

Intro

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

When you learn another language, your teacher will tell you how to greet people using that language, which is very important! However, knowing one way to say “Hello” or “Goodbye” doesn’t always help you in Real Life!
Here in the United States, there are many ways to greet people. The words we use depend on who we are talking to.
Listen in to the conversations below to hear some common greetings!

Dialog

1. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

John

John

Nedra

Nedra

Tanis

Tanis

Mike

Jeff

Jeff

Clip 1: Friends Say Hello
Listen

John:  What’s up?

Nedra:  Not much. What’s up with you?

John:  Not much. You know, just chillin’ in the sun.

Clip 2: Friends Say Goodbye *
Listen

Nedra:  Well, I’m outta here.

John:  Okay. See you later.

Nedra:  See ya!

Clip 3:
Co-workers Say Hello
Listen

Tanis:  Morning! How are you?

Mike:  Really good! And you?

Tanis:  Great! It’s such a nice day!

Clip 4:
Co-workers Say Goodbye
Listen

Mike:  I’m headed home.

Tanis:  Okay! See you tomorrow. Good night!

Mike:  Goodnight.

Clip 5:
Employee Says Hello to His Boss
Listen

Jeff:  Good morning Mr. Johnson. Beautiful day isn’t it?

Mr. Johnson: Good Morning Jeff. It sure is.
Clip 6:
Employee Says Good-bye to His Boss *

Jeff:  Mr. Johnson, I’m done for the day.

Mr. Johnson: Okay, have a good evening Jeff.

Jeff:  You too sir.

 

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Discussion

People speak to their friends differently than they speak to their boss or to their co-workers. This lesson gives you some great examples of how to use English authentically when you are saying hello or goodbye to someone!
I would love to know about any other greetings you commonly use and who you use them with! Come to the Life Goes On Message Board and tell me!
Have a wonderful week friends!
Tanis

 

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Grazyna Krauze

Poland

Without greetings the world will be empty.Greetings include human friendliness and liking to people.

04:16 PM Jul 11 2010 |

timmmy

Albania

premtimm _i at star . com

11:47 AM May 30 2010 |

timmmy

Albania

very good lesson.    contact me

11:45 AM May 30 2010 |

mjee2009

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thanks so much. It was really helpful.

I was wondering if you'd mind adding something about greetings in the student's life. For instance,  how  do students (especially post gratuated ones)  usually greet to their professors and to each other?

Thanks again

01:49 PM Feb 12 2009 |

helen2569

helen2569

China

good lesson

03:08 AM Dec 30 2008 |

Mary Chuy

Mexico

It was a great idea to include also a forum for each lesson!!!

 

THanks a bunch!!

:)

 

 

11:45 PM Jul 28 2008 |

bmw57wmb

United States

Thank you very much.I learned somthing new about greeting.

06:59 AM Mar 22 2008 |

coppoc

coppoc

Viet Nam

thanks but don't send me one topic again and again pls

 

01:09 AM Nov 15 2007 |

my lip

Viet Nam

Have a nice day

10:09 AM Nov 14 2007 |

farazrocks

farazrocks

India

i like this!!! helping a ton…

06:03 AM Nov 14 2007 |

seicy

Micronesia, Federated States Of

You welcome and thanks a lot too cause you know what? I'm very clad of meeting you guys in this english ebaby and i'll be always waiting for you guys and girls…Bye and see you!!

03:39 AM Nov 14 2007 |

mal1981

Sri Lanka

It’s great.Cool

03:19 AM Nov 14 2007 |

lydia in china

China

Laughing   It  is  a  good  way  to   meet   new   。I   like  this  。I  will   use 。Thanks  Tanis  ,I  believe  you  have  more  useful   expressions 。we  wait  for  you 。

03:05 AM Nov 14 2007 |

coppoc

coppoc

Viet Nam

thanks

 

01:12 AM Nov 14 2007 |

Sonia K

Sonia K

Pakistan

Gud job!! itx really helpful—

09:58 PM Nov 13 2007 |

bshlawy

Egypt

thx

 

11:19 AM Nov 13 2007 |

Morningsun

China

It's very good! Thank you!

07:02 AM Nov 13 2007 |

Morningsun

China

Very good! Thank you!

07:01 AM Nov 13 2007 |

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