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Lesson Plan for Greetings and Introductions


Almost all conversations start with a greeting. There are several expressions that are commonly used as greeting, some formal and some informal. Which to use, of course depends on the situation.

When you meet and greet someone for the first time introductions are needed. There are a number of standard expressions that can be used for introductions. Take a look at some of them.

English Expressions Used for Greetings and Introductions

Greeting: Hi, I’m ( … Bill).
Response: Hi Bill,  I’m Sandra.

Greeting: My name is ( … Jimmy Grant).
Response: Nice to meet you Jimmy, I’m Sally.

Greeting: I’m (… Gary Phillips). What’s your name?
Response: My name is Sam Hanks. It’s a pleasure to meet you Mr. Phillips.

Expressions for Farewells

Just as there are several standard expressions for greetings, there are also expressions of farewell.

Goodbye                    Bye
So long                      Catch you later
I have to run               I have to be going now
So long                      Later


Other Links for Greetings
XX Instruction Lessons
XX Elementary Greetings
XX English Greetings
XX Greetings and Farewells


To find conversation activities for greetings and introductions and
dialogues about greetings and introductions take a look at:

Conversation Made Easy


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English conversation activities on greeting, introductions and farewells-