When we meet someone, we start a conversation by saying “hello” (informal) or “good morning” (formal). In English people greet in different ways, depending on the relationship we have with the person we talk to.
When we talk to a friend, we talk in an INFORMAL way. When we talk to an old person or a teacher, we talk in a FORMAL way. Something similar happens when we say “good bye”.
If you don’t know any of the words you have 2 options:
- Ask a teacher: “What is the meaning of “hi”? or any word/phrase you don’t understand.
- Look the word up in a dictionary: dictionary.cambridge.org
Formal Greetings: Arriving
Use these greetings when you get to a place. These greetings are appropriate for work and other formal situations.
Hello Sam, how are you?
Good day Sir
Good day Madam
Respond to a formal greeting with another formal greeting
Good morning Mr. Smith.
Hello Ms. Anderson. How are you today? Very well, thank you. And you?
Informal Greetings: Arriving
Use these greetings when you get to a place. These greetings are appropriate for school with friends and other informal situations.
How are you?
How are you?
How are you doing?
Formal Farewell: Departing
Use these greetings when you say goodbye at the end of the day. These greetings are appropriate for work and other formal situations.
It was a pleasure seeing you
Goodnight (After 8 p.m.)
Informal Farewell: Departing
Use these greetings when saying goodbye in an informal situation.
Nice seeing you!
See you later
Later (very informal)
See ya(very informal)
Es Identify the following greetings and farewells and classify them into formal and informal.
Identifica los siguientes saludos y despedidas y clasifícalos en formal e informal.