Different ways to Greet someone and introductions English lesson
What will I be learning from the lesson general greetings and introductions?
This lesson follows on from the other 2 lessons on greetings and introductions. You will learn why people shake hands and why some people kiss each other on the cheek. If you are here for the first time or need to refresh on what you have learnt the other lessons you can view by clicking on the link the first one is English greetings learning introductions and the second one is learning how to ask someone for there name
Meeting someone and shaking hands
When British people meet they normally will shake hands an example of this is when British people are introduced to new people, or meeting friends, they will shake hands, but when they are leaving company such as a friend or family, then won't shake hands as much the older generation will though.
Meeting someone and kissing on the cheek
On greeting or leaving someone you will sometimes see between friends or family they will kiss (often just a peck on the cheek), this is only acceptable between man and women, you will not see two British men kissing, even if it is only on the cheek.
English introductions can be simple
In business if a person of lower authority they will be introduced to a person of higher authority.Younger people should be introduced to an older person.
Introducing yourself to someone
When you shake hands with people some people will give you their name without saying "Hello" or anything else. This can appear to be a bit unfriendly, but it's not considered to be rude and is mainly used in business situations.
A brief example of how you would use this
You should hold out your right hand and say, "Sally ( offering your hand to the other person as you say this)."
you should only do this if you wish to be on first-name (Sally) terms with someone otherwise offer your hand and say "hello".
Sometimes you might want to introduce yourself by using your second name as well as your first name "Hello, my name is Sally, Jones Sally (offer your hand to the other person).
How to React to an introduction
When someone introduces themselves, you react the same as you would as an introduction. Hello Ben, my name is Sally am pleased to meet you.
Greeting and introductions video
The second video on greetings and introductions shows you how to do greetings before conversation, greetings in business, a class room and at a party.
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