Greetings in English
There are many ways to say hello in English. Sometimes you say a quick hello as you are passing somebody. At other times a greeting leads to a conversation. Friends and family members greet each other in a casual way. Business greetings are more formal.
greeting (noun): saying hello; a polite word of welcome
NB: The opposite of greeting is farewell - saying goodbye.
On the following pages you can listen to and practise greeting people in a variety of situations.
In this lesson you will find:
Tips: language and gestures that native speakers use
Useful phrases: words and expressions that native speakers use
Pair practice: sample conversations with audio (practise with a learning partner)
Further practice: ideas for extending the practice