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Unit 1 - Lesson 2 - English Greetings, Introductions and Farewells



Everyday Greetings


sound "Hello" or sound "Hi!"


"Good morning"


"Good afternoon"


"Good evening"




"Good night"


"Good night"

Now you say Hello. (Requires a free Voice Thread account).

Naturally Speaking


Follow the dialogue.

Mr Bean meets Mrs Breuer, one of his students, and her husband in the street.

Mr Bean:

Good morning, Mrs Breuer.

Mrs Breuer:

Good morning, Mr Bean. How are you?

Mr Bean:

I'm fine thanks, and you?

Mrs Breuer:

Not too bad. Mr Bean, this is my husband Michael, Michael this is Mr Bean my English teacher.

Mr Breuer:

Pleased to meet you.

Mr Bean:

Pleased to meet you too. Are you from Germany, Mr Breuer?

Mr Breuer:

Yes, East Germany, from Dresden. And you, are you from London?

Mr Bean:

No, I'm from Derby, but I live in London now.

Mrs Breuer:

Well, goodbye Mr Bean, it was nice to see you.

Mr Bean:

Yes, goodbye.

What to say...


When you meet people you say "Good morning" first thing in the morning, "Good afternoon" from about 12.00 till around 17.00 and "Good evening" from then on.

"Hello" or "Hi" are more informal but can be used at any time.




  • How are you?

  • How are you?


When leaving, you say "Goodbye".

"Bye" is more informal.

When leaving at night, you say "Goodnight".

When going to bed you say "Goodnight."

More Greetings

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Click on Mr Bean

A person

Put the mixed up sentences into order - Sort It!

Test your memory - Remember It - read the above 'naturally speaking' dialogue and then answer these questions.

Practise Your English

Read this song - Great for practising "Hello and goodbye".
For homework do the spelling test.

Say hello and ask me how I am. Remember if it's a special occasion, use the correct greeting, and don't forget to say goodbye.

Here is a recording of some of the posts made here, read by Amatsu.

!Note - All posts are moderated and then corrected. One correction per person per lesson.
Previous corrections can be found on the old forum
Print Version - You can print this lesson out here
Week 2

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