Easy Pace Learning



Lessons and exercises


Basic greetings and introductions in English

What will I learn from the lesson about basic greetings and introductions?

Let's learn new conversation openings:

Except those you already know...

Good morning!
Good afternoon!
Good evening!
Hi! (American version)

There are some more ones:

What a pleasant surprise!
Haven't seen you for ages!
Haven't seen you for a long time!

Somebody says What is your answer?
Glad to meet you! Nice to see you too!
Never expected to meet you here! This is a small world!
How do you do? How do you do?
How are you?
How are you getting on?
How are things with you?
How is life?
How is business?
What's new?
I hope all goes well with you?
How are you keeping?
Fine, thanks. And (what about) you?
Very well, thank you!
Very much the same, thank you!
No complaints.
Nothing to boast of.
Life is going its usual way.
I am doing fine, thank you.
Not bad.
No problems.
Might be better.
Still alive, thank you.
What's the matter?
What's the trouble?
What's the problem?
What's wrong?
I'm tired.
I'm ill.
I'm sick.
I've got a cold.
I've got a lot of problems.

What should we respond to these complaints?
Have a rest!
Have fun! Enjoy yourself!
Enjoy life as it is!
Keep well! Take it easy!
Don't take it close to heart!
Things do happen.
Take care.
You'll get over it!

How to attract attention?

May I have your attention, please?
Can I have your attention, please?
Excuse me, please...
Sorry to trouble you, but...
Sorry to bother you, but...
Excuse me butting in, but...
Sorry to but in, but...


Let me introduce...
I'd like you to meet...
This is...
Have you met...?
I don't think you have met...
By the way, do you know each other?

Answering an introduction:

Glad to meet you!
I've been waiting to meet you!

The two people who have been introduced both say:

How do you do? (formal, semiformal)
Hello! (informal)
Pleased to meet you! (American version)
Glad to meet you! (American version)