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.
- Introduce yourself to people you don't know.
- Express happiness to meet the other person.
- Make small talk.
- 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.
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.