Expressions of Greetings.

The following are expressions of greeting and their responses.

 

Greeting Response
  • Hello./Hi.
  • Good morning./Morning.
  • Good afternoon. /Afternoon.
  • Good evening./Evening.
  • Hi. How are you?
  • Hello. How are you doing.
  • Morning. How’s life? (informal)
  • Good to see you (again).
  • Hello./Hi.
  • Good morning./Morning.
  • Good afternoon./Afternoon.
  • Good evening./Evening.
  • I’m fine, thanks. How about you?
  • Hello. I’m great. Thanks.
  • Morning. Not bad, thanks, and you?
  • Good to see you too.

Asking about and Stating One’s Condition

Listen and repeat.

Practice the dialog with your friends.

Wisnu : Hi, Kinar.

Kinar : Hi, Wisnu.

Wisnu : How are you doing?

Kinar : I’m fine, thanks. And you?

Wisnu : I’m not feeling well.

Kinar : What’s the matter with you?

Wisnu : I have sore throat.

Kinar : Get well soon.

Wisnu : Thanks.

Answer the following questions.

  1. What is the dialog about?
  2. How does the speaker ask about one’s condition?
  3. How does the speaker state  one’s condition? 
  4. When should we ask about one’s condition?
  5. What is the purpose of asking about one’s condition?

The following are the expressions of asking about and stating one’s condition.

 

Asking about One’s Condition Stating One’s Condition
  • How are you?
  • How are you doing?
  • How’s life?
  • How are you feeling now?
  • Are you O.K.?
  • I am fine.
  • I am great.
  • Very well.
  • I am not very good.
  • No, I am not. I have a flu.

Taking Leave

Listen and repeat after your teacher.

Observe the expressions of taking leave in the following dialogs.

Practice the dialog with your friends.

Answer the following questions.

  1. What expressions do you find in the dialog?
  2. When do we use those expressions?
  3. How does the boy take a leave? 
  4. How does the girl respond to it?
  5. What are the other examples of taking leave and the responses?

The following are the expressions of taking leave and the responses.

 

Taking Leave Responding
  • Goodbye./Bye./Bye-bye.
  • See you (later/tomorrow).
  • Good night.
  • So long.
  • Take care.
  • Take care of yourself.
  • Sorry, I have to go now.
  • Sorry, I need to go now.
  • Sorry, I think I should go now.
  • Sorry, I think I must go now.
  • Bye./Bye-bye.
  • See you.
  • Good night.
  •  See you.
  • You too.
  • Thanks. Bye.
  • O.K. Let’s keep in touch.
  • O.K. Take care.
  • It’s nice to see you.
  • It’s nice to talk to you.

 

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