Greeting People - Social English Language

source: Twominute English    2013年10月29日
Before you get into a conversation with anyone, you need to greet them properly to strike a positive chord. You can greet people in different ways depending on the occasion, the people and the place. In this video, we'll learn some important phrases that'll help you greet people nicely.
# greeting in a business meeting
--Hello. I'm Gibson Washington.
--Hello, Gibson. I'm Fred Harris. How are you doing?
--I'm fine, thanks. Pleased to meet you. And thank you for taking the time to meet me today.
--It's my pleasure. Would you like to have some tea or coffee?
--No, thanks. I'm good.
# greeting your classmate
--Hey, I'm Mason.
--Hi, I'm Amy.
--Nice to meet you, Amy. Where are you from?
--I'm from Chicago. What about you?
--I'm from Massachusetts.
--I've always wanted to visit there. How long have you been in Detroit?
--I got here a week ago.
--Really? Then today is probably your first day at the campus. Well, you'll love it here.
# greeting at a party
--Hi, I'm Amy. Have we met before?
--Hi Amy. No, I don't think so. I'm Sarah.
--Hi Sarah. Good to meet you. So, how do you know Jimmy?
--Oh, he's my first cousin. I came to visit my aunt for the holidays.
--Cool. It's always nice to visit relatives.
--That's right. And how do you know Jimmy?
--Actually, Jimmy and I work at the same ice cream parlor.
--No way! He never told me he works. I thought he was just a student.
--We do. We work and study.
# greeting someone you met unexpectedly
--Hey Mason! Long time no see! How have you been?
--Oh man, what a surprise! How are you?
--I'm very good. It's good to see you again, buddy.
--Do you come here often?
--Not really. I'm here for a meeting today.
--Why don't you join me for dinner?
--I would love to, but right now I'm with some company. Let's catch up again sometime.
--Oh, sure! Anytime!