Teaching Ideas: Greetings, Introductions and Leave-Takings


Students watch this video so they can listen  to native speaker ‘s interactions using greetings

Key Vocabulary – Greetings, Leave- Takings and Introductions

  • Good Morning (You can say “morning” only)
  • Morning ,[Name of the person , people or term here ] : Morning , Guys
  • Good Afternoon
  • Good Night
  • Good Evening
  • Hi
  • Hello
  • How are you ?
  • How are you doing?
  • Howdy?
  • How is it going?
  • Hey, [Name of the person]
  • Hey, What’s up ( You can say “What up” or say “what’s up”)
  • Hey, Buddy
  • Hey, Guys (Guys is gender neutral)
  • Hey, What’s going on?
  • What’s the new?

Useful expressions to respond to Greetings

  • It is good to see you or  good to see you
  • Great
  • Fine
  • nothing
  • Good
  • Not bad
  • Pretty good
  • Not Good
  • Not much (It can be used  to respond to what’ s up or what’s going on?)

Useful expressions for introductions

  • 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
  • Please
  • Nice/good to meet you
  • Nice meeting you too
  • I am from [place, school ]


  1. Bye
  2. Good-Bye
  3. See you
  4. See You later
  5. See you tomorrow
  6. See you in a few (In a few means in a few minutes or hours)
  7. See you around
  8. Later
  9. Take care

Verb To Be

You can also introduce the verb  “to be” so students are ready when the time to create a dialogue comes.

Verb To be - Greetings

Practice /Controlled Practice

Dictation is a great tool for teaching spelling because it allows children to use their spelling skills in a “real world” application. You can dictate some phrases to students to make sure  they are getting the spelling right

The following worksheet has the vocabulary detailed in the presentation section + some awesome pictures taken from the American English at State facebook page + texts with some reading comprehension questions.


Students create a dialogue using greetings, leave-takings and introductions and they present it in front of class