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Introduce people and Greetings

Everyday English Conversation

How do you introduce a person to another? How do you greet other people when you first meet? In this lesson, you will learn to introduce other people and greeting in English. Listen to the conversation and learn introducing people.

PeterGood morning, Susan.
SusanGood morning, Peter.
PeterJohn, this is Susan. And Susan, this is my friend, John.
SusanHello, nice to meet you, John.
JohnHi, nice to meet you, too, Susan.
SusanJohn, do you live in this city?
JohnNo, I don’t. I am from New York.
SusanWhat do you do for work?
JohnI’m a journalist. I work for the Daily Newspaper in New York. What about you?
SusanI’m a lecturer.
JohnWhat do you teach?
SusanI teach economics at the National University.
JohnDo you drive to work?
SusanNo, I go to work by bus. It’s very convenient for me. Oh… Shall we go for a drink?

 

Language Note:

Greetings

When you meet a person, you can say:

“Hello”

“Hi”

“Good morning”

“Good afternoon”

“Good evening” 

“How are you?”

“How do you do?”

Farewells

When you say leave or someone leave, you can say:

“Bye”

“Goodbye”

“Good night”

“See you again”

“See you tomorrow”

“See you later”

Nice to meet you

You can use the phrase “Nice to meet you” to greet other people. This is formal way of greeting.

Nice to meet you.

Nice t meet you, too.

It’s nice to meet you.

It’s pleasure to meet you.

Pleased to meet you.

 

Introduce people

You are A, you know both B and C. You can introduce B to C to know each other. Usually, you will state the people’s name and how you know them.

A: B, this is my friend, C. And C, this is B, my sister.

As you can see in the conversation, Peter states the names of Susan and John, and he also says that John is his friend.

John, this is Susan. And Susan, this is my friend, John.

 

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