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Greetings in a Friend's Home

When you go into a friend's home, it is polite to greet other people (relatives/roommates) in the house. Say hello and introduce yourself. A conversation may or may not follow.

Tips
  • Introduce yourself to people you don't know.
  • Express happiness to meet the other person.
  • Make small talk.
Useful Phrases
  • You can call me...
  • Thanks for coming.
  • Thanks for having me.
  • I've heard so much about you.
  • It's nice to put a face to a name.
  • You have a beautiful home.

Pair Practice

Listen and read:

A: Hi Mike. I've heard so much about you. Jesse says you love to play guitar.
B: Yes. I bring it everywhere with me.
A: Well, we're glad to finally meet you. Dinner will be ready in about twenty minutes.
B: Is there anything I can do to help?
A: No, everything is pretty much ready. We're just waiting on the roast. I hope you like roast beef.
B: Yes, of course. Jesse tells me you're a fabulous cook.

Further Practice for Pairs

  • Add a third speaker and create your own lines.
  • Add an unexpected interruption (phone call, sneeze, doorbell).
  • Write the next four lines between the two speakers.
  • Write an inappropriate line and explain why it should not be part of the greeting.
  • Create a new dialogue that takes place in a friend's home.

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