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ตั้งหัวข้อเรื่อง: Greetings/Small Talk    Mon Nov 08 2010, 18:41

Good morning everybody.
Good afternoon everyone.
See you tomorrow/ Friday/next week.

How are you today?
Fine.
Not too bad.

What's up?
Not much.
Have a nice/good day!

Now, let's start today's lesson.
Now, let's begin today's lesson.
Today we will be going to (.............).



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ตั้งหัวข้อเรื่อง: Re: Greetings/Small Talk    Wed Nov 17 2010, 16:10

Greetings before a Conversation
Sometimes you stop and talk for a minute as you say hello. This type of greeting is followed by a conversation. Close friends often hug when they greet each other, especially after a long time without seeing one other. Men sometimes give each other a hand shake or a high-five (touch palms above the head).

Tips

Stand near a person and say hello.
Express happiness to see a person.
Ask a question or begin a conversation.
Useful Phrases:
Nice to see you.
Long time no see. (I haven't seen you in a while.)
What have you been up to?
How are things?
It's been a while. (It's been a while since I've seen you.)
What's new?
Not much. (answer to What's new?)
Pair Practice (casual between friends or coworkers)


Note: Between very close friends it's uncommon to use names in a casual greeting. Sometimes nicknames or short forms are used. (Cor and Jen instead of Corey and Jennifer).
For example
A: Hi Corey.
B: Hey, Jennifer. Good to see you. (hug)
A: You too. How've you been?
B: Busy, you?
A: Pretty good. How's your new job?
B: It's okay. There's a lot to learn. What's new with you?
A: Not much. The kids are back at school.




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ตั้งหัวข้อเรื่อง: Re: Greetings/Small Talk    Sun Jan 23 2011, 12:07

There are many ways of greeting people, both formal and informal. The speaker’s task is to choose the appropriate one for the situation. It is also useful to know lots of different ones so as to not repeat yourself when you meet a number of people at the same time. As with any other aspect, you need to be careful about using informal expressions with people who you do not know well or whose rank or status is higher than yours.

General greetings (Formal)

Hello!
How are you?
How are you doing?
How is everything?
How’s everything going?
How have you been keeping?
I trust that everything is well.


General greetings (Informal)

Hi.
What’s up?
Good to see you.
How are things (with you)?
How’s it going?
How’s life been treating you?


Greeting a person you haven’t seen for a long time (Formal)

It has been a long time.
It’s been too long.
What have you been up to all these years?
It’s always a pleasure to see you.
How long has it been?
I’m so happy to see you again.


Greeting a person you haven’t seen for a long time (Informal)

How come I never see you?
It’s been such a long time.
Long time no see.
Where have you been hiding?
It’s been ages since we last met.



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