Greetings in the Classroom
It is polite to greet a new student that joins your class. Introductions immediately follow this type of greeting.
- Say hello and exchange names.
- Exchange nationalities.
- Engage in one line of small talk (weather, surroundings, news).
- I'm from...(city or country)*
- I hear it's beautiful/hot/expensive there.
- How do you like it here?
- How long have you been here?
A: Hello. I'm Sasha.
B: Hi Sasha. I'm Brent. (hold out hand to shake)
A: Nice to meet you Brent. Where are you from?
B: Chicago, Illinois. And you?
A: I'm from Australia. I live in a small town near Sydney.
B: Australia. Wow. I've always wanted to go there. How long have you been in Canada?
A: I just arrived this week. It's my first day of school.
B: Really? I think you'll love Vancouver. It's very beautiful here.
Further Practice for Pairs
- Add a third speaker and create your own lines.
- Add an unexpected interruption (attendance being called, lesson starting).
- 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 between people in a classroom setting.