Greetings and Introductions
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Objectives: To be able to greet people, introduce yourself, introduce others, ask for information, and give information.
* (The parentheses enclose words that can be omitted.)
- Robert: Hello, my name's Roberto.
- Lily: (I'm) glad to meet you. My name's Lily. This is my neighbor, Sara.
- Robert: (I'm) glad to meet you, Sara. Where are you from?
- Sara: (I'm) from Mexico.
|Hello, my name is __________. (I'm)||glad to meet you.|
|This is my||neighbor, __________. (I'm) pleased to meet you.|
- His name is __________.
|(I'm) from||San Antonio. || He's from Texas.|
|Where||are you from?|
Practice 6: Dictation
- A. Hello my __________ Robert.
- B. Glad to meet __________ . __________ name's Sara.
- C. This is my __________ , Lily.
- D. Pleased to __________ you, Lily. Where are you __________?
- E. (I'm) from Thailand.
Practice 7: Role Play
Cultural Note: In the United States people do not always shake hands when introduced. Men usually do when introduced to other men. When introduced to a woman, a man usually waits for the woman to offer her hand. Women frequently do not shake hands when introduced to either men or women.
- A. __________ , this is __________ .
- B. Glad to meet you. Where are you from?
- A. (I'm) from __________ .
Generally when men shake hands with each other they offer a firm grip.