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* 1 Greetings


1.1 ��When you briefly greet somebody


Hi!    Listen <�Hi! How are you?� � �I am fine, thanks. How are you doing?�>

Hello!   Listen <�Hello, Jane!� � �Good morning, Bob�>

Hi there!   Listen < – “Wow, you’re already back!”>

Greetings.   Listen<�Greetings, my friend. How�s everything?� � �Hello! Everything is fine.�>

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1.2 ��When you greet somebody more politely


How are you?   Listen  <�Hi, how are you?� � �I�m fine, thank you. How are things with you?�>

How is everything?   Listen  <�Hello! How is everything?� � �Fine. What about you? Have you been keeping out of trouble?�>

How�s it going?   Listen  <�Hi, how�s it going?� � �It�s going OK. How about you? Have you been keeping busy?�>

How has it been?   Listen  <�Hi, how has it been?� � �Alright. Have you been OK?�>

How have you been?   Listen  <�Hello, Bill. How have you been?� � �I�ve been OK, thank you. How are you?�>

(Chiefly formal or British) How do you do?�� Listen  <�How do you do, Mr. Johnson?� � �How do you do, Molly?�>

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1.3 ��When you greet somebody at a particular time of the day


Good morning.   Listen  <�Good morning. Nice to see you.� � �Morning. You sure get up early!�>

How are you this morning?   Listen      < – “I’m well. And you?”>

Good afternoon.   Listen  <�Good afternoon. How�s everything?� � �Hello. Everything is alright, thank you.�>

Afternoon!   Listen   < – “Hi! How are you today?”>

Good evening.   Listen  <�Good evening. How are you?� � �I�m fine. How was your day?�>

Evening!   Listen  <�Evening, neighbor! How have you been?� � �Good evening, my friend. I�m OK. How about you?�>

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1.4 ��When you greet a person you have not seen for a long time


I haven�t seen you in a long time!�� Listen  <�Hello! Do you still remember me, old friend?�� �Oh, sure. I haven�t seen you in a long time! How have you been?� - �I�ve been alright. I�m so glad to see you!�>

I haven�t seen you in years!�� Listen  < � �It�s so nice to meet you here!�>

I haven�t seen you in ages!�� Listen  < � �I�ve been busy. How are things with you?�>

Long time no see!   Listen�� AA long time has passed since we saw each other.��� < � �Wow, Bob! Is that you? How has it been?�>

It�s good to see you again!�� Listen  < � �Nice to see you, too! I�m so glad we met again!�>

Where have you been hiding yourself?�� Listen�� AI have not seen you for a long time.��� < � �I�ve moved out of town. I�m visiting here.�>

Where have you been keeping yourself?�� Listen  < � �I got married and moved in with my husband. We live across the river.�>

I don�t see you much around here anymore.�� Listen  < � �I got a job with another company.�>

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