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Informal Greetings

Hi / Hello
How are you? 
What's up? (very informal)
How are you doing? (very informal)
It's important to note that the question "How are you?" or "What's up?" doesn't necessary need a response. If you do respond, these phrases are generally expected:
Very well, thank you. And you? (formal)
Fine / Great (informal)

Formal Greetings

Good morning / afternoon / evening.


Formal Greeting and Leave Taking

It was a pleasure seeing you.
Note: After 8 p.m. - Good night.
Informal Greeting and Leave Takings
Goodbye / Bye.
See you (later).
Later (very informal)
WHAT TO SAY when Greeting and Leave Taking to someone
Study the following expressions of greetings, introducing, meeting and parting.

Greeting and Leave Taking Table 2


• Good morning.
• Good afternoon.
• Good evening.
• How nice to see you
• Hello.
• How are you?
• How do you do?
• How are you doing?
• Hi!

• Good morning.
• Good afternoon.
• Good evening.
• Yes, it's been so nice.
• Fine, thanks.
• How do you do?
• Not bad.
• Hi!

Introducing yourself
Introducing someone

• First let me introduce myself.
• My name is ....
• Allow me to introduce my self.
• I'm ...
• Excuse me my name's ...
• How do you do? My name is ....
• Hi! I'm ...
• Hello! My name is ...
• Good morning. My name's ...

• I would like to introduce you to ....
• Let me introduce you to ...
• This ...
• Allow me to introduce ....
• I'd like you to meet ...
• Do you know ...
• Oh look, here's Peter.
• Peter–Jeny, Jeny– Peter

Forgive me. I’m terribly sorry about …
Please accept my apology for …
Please excuse … (e.g., my cat)
I would like to apologize for …
I apologize for …
I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to …
I’m sorry that …

That’s quite all right
I completely understand
You don’t need to apologize.
Oh, that’s all right. It can happen to
It’s not your fault.
Don’t worry about it
It’s OK
No problem.
Forget it.

Greeting and Leave Taking Table 4

Leave Takings
·         Sorry, I have to go now
·         I’ll talk to you later
·         It’s been nice talking to you.
·         Good bye
·         See you
·         Yes, of course. See you
·         Okay.
·         Okay, take care.
·         Bye
·         See you too.

Greeting and leave taking Quiz

Exercise of Greeting and Leave Taking

Choose the best answer.

1.   Mega         : “Mr.Bambang, _____my father.”
      Bambang   : “How do you do, Mr. Soekarno?”
      Soekarno   : “How do you do, Mr.Bambang?”
a.       I’d like to introduce
b.      I want to invite
c.       I like you to visit
d.      I’m glad to help

2.   Jet Lee       : “This is Mr Jacky Chan, an old friend of mine.”
      Samo Hung: “______”
a.       Pleased to meet you
b.      How are you getting on?
c.       May I know your name?
d.      You’re welcome

3.   Jack     : Rita,____
      Rita     : Pleased to meet you.
      Don     : Pleased to meet you too.
a.       Don wants to meet you
b.      Don’t you know Don is my friend
c.       I’d like you to meet my friend Don
d.      Pleased introduce yourself to Don

4.   “_____.My name is Setiawan.”
 “Hello.I’m Djuharie.Pleased to meet you.”
a.       Do you know my name?
b.      I don’t think we have meet
c.       I’m very happy to meet you
d.      Do you want to know me?

5.   Susilo        : “I’d like to meet my brother, Yudhoyono.”
      Bambang   : “How do you do,Yudhoyono?”
      Yudhoyono: “_______”
a.       I’m great
b.      It’s okay
c.       No Problem
d.      How do you do?

6.   Otong        : “Let me introduce you to my twin, Setiawan.”
      Djuharie    : “How do you do, Setiawan.”
      Setiawan   : “How do you do?It’s nice to meet you.”
      Djuharie    : “_______”
a.       Me too
b.      I should be nice
c.       Do you?
d.      Am I nice?

7.   “Excuse me. Are you Setiawan?”
      “No, I’m Dedi Mulyadi._____?”
      “I am Nunung Masnuah.”
a.       What are you?
b.      What is your name?
c.       I beg you pardon
d.      Do you know me?

8.   Fini            : ”____your new friend, Nanan.”
      Students    : “Hi,Nanan.Nice to meet you.”
      Nanan        : “Hi,nice to meet you to.”
a.       Is she
b.      This is
c.       I present
d.      You must know
9.   Speaker     :”Ladies and gantelments, I’d like to introduce my self.______.I am a lecturer at UGM. ”
a.       I am Kalla
b.      I want you call me Kalla
c.       Call me Kalla
d.      Kalla is good name, isn’t it?

10. Mahrum     : “I’d like you to meet Taufik, my only son.”
      Tatat          : ”_____.Taufik. How do you do?”
      Taufik        : “Hello, Miss Tatat. How do you do?Great to meet you.”
a.       Gee
b.      Hello
c.       Sorry
d.      Oh

That is all I can explain about Greeting and Leave Taking.  You can make or search Greeting and Leave Takings exercise on Google now with the keyword Greeting and Leave Taking Exercise



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