Greetings and Introductions
Greetings and introductions is one of the most important topics when you are learning a language.
We use greetings and introductions in our first-time interaction with people however it is important that we don’t forget that some greetings apply only to formal situations and other greetings are more suited to informal situation such when you meet a friend at school or university.
Learning how to introduce ourselves and how to show interest by asking personal information questions is also a goal to reach since most conversations tend to go beyond a simple greeting and introduction.
Greetings and Introductions Vocabulary
There are different ways to greet people in English, we usually categorize greeting into formal and informal situations.
- How are you ?
- I am fine thanks
- How are you guys doing?
- We are doing great
Formal and Informal Greetings
Let’s remember that there are informal and formal greetings and that some of them can be used in both contexts or situations.
These are some of the most common phrases to greet people.
|Morning , Guys||Informal|
|How are you ?||Formal|
|How are you doing?||Informal|
|How is it going?||Informal|
|Hey, What’s up||Informal|
|Hey, What’s going on?||Informal|
Useful Expressions to Respond to Greetings
These are some of the common ways to respond to some of the greetings above
|Good to see you||Good to see you too|
|I am fine||Very well thanks|
|I am doing great||Pretty good|
Useful Expressions for Introductions
These are some useful expression when the moment to introduce ourselves come
- What’s your name? My name is [Your name here]
- This is [name of a friend]
- I am [ [name of a friend]
- I am happy to meet you
- Nice to see you again
- Excuse me
- Thanks/Thank you
- Nice/good to meet you
- Nice meeting you too
- I am from [place, school ]
Leave-Takings in English
These are some of the most common leave-taking that we use in English
|Bye||See you in a few|
|Good-Bye||See you around|
|See You later||Take care|
|See you tomorrow|
Greetings and Introduction Dialogues
You can practice greeting and introduction using these dialogue. You can alter parts of it to suit them to your particular situations
Greeting and Introductions Dialogue #1
|Mike: Good Morning|
|Linda: How are you mike?|
|Mike: I am fine Linda|
|Linda: We are in the same class|
|Mike: That’s right, Can I have your telephone number?|
|Linda: Sure, It is 86021456|
Greeting and Introductions Dialogue #2
|Mike: Hello, My name is Mike|
|Linda: How are you Mike? I am Linda|
|Mike: I am fine, how about you?|
|Linda: I am fine too but I am a little lost.|
|Mike: What’s your first class?|
|Linda: I have spanish classes|
|Mike: Nice, We are classmates|
|Linda: That’s great|
Greetings and Introductions Dialogue #3
|K: Good morning! You must be Otto|
|O: Yes, good morning! I’m sorry, and your name is…?|
|K: My name’s Karen. Very nice to meet you. Welcome to Ohio!|
|O: Thank you.|
|K: How are you today?|
|O: Very well, thank you, and yourself?|
|K: I’m good, thanks for asking.|
Interested in Learning More?
- How to Talk about Family Members in English
- How to Tell the Time in English
- How to Talk about Hobbies in English
- How to Order Food in English
- How to Introduce Yourself in English
- How To Make Comparisons in English
- How to Go Shopping in English
Are you a Spanish Native Speaker?
If you are a Spanish native speaker, I have written about this topics with instructions in spanish and I also have included some translation to make the topic easier for you.