Spoken English Lesson 2 – Greetings

Greetings
It is normal to greet people before they start a conversation.

Anytime of the day
Hello / Hi

Good Morning! – From midnight to 12 noon
Good afternoon! – From 12 noon to 5:00 pm
Good Evening! (From 5:00 pm until bedtime)

End the conversation
Anytime of the day

( Good Bye/ Bye / Bye Bye
Take care!
See you later!
See you soon!
Have a nice day!
Good luck!
Good night! – From 5:00 pm until bedtime

At a Birthday Party
Happy birthday to you!
Many happy returns of the day!

At a Wedding

My congratulations to you both!
Twish you two a happy married life!
Please accept my small gift.

Reply – The couple’s response
Thank you very much.
Thank you very much for your participation.

Expressing regret at a funeral

1 My deepest sympathy!
2 Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences!
3 Piyal, I’m extremely sorry to hear about your father’s sudden death!
4 I heard about your tragic lose. I’m extremely sorry to know it!

Two friends meeting

“Hi ” “hi” The next common questions

“How are you?”
“How’s life?”
“How are you getting on?”
“How do you do ?”
“How are things ?”

General answers

“Fine thanks, and you?”
“Fine thanks, what about yourself?”
“Not bad.” ou “Can’t complain.”
“Nothing special to say”
“Getting On as usual”
“Just idling “
“It’s good to see you. What are you doing here?”
“Just surviving”

Meeting a person you don’t know

Unknown people may call “Hello”.But the right way
“Good morning or Good afternoon or Good evening.”

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