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Formal greeting conversation between 3 people

Learn some of the keywords on how to have a formal conversation.

What is the formal conversation about?

The conversation is between 3 people at a university having a brief conversation about a friend wanting to apply to the university.

Robert Good afternoon, teacher, how are you today?

Teacher Good afternoon, Robert. I am doing well. And you?

Robert I’m great, thank you. This is my best friend Jane. She  wants to apply to come to this university. She would like to ask you a few questions. Would you mind taking the time and telling her what process she would have to do, please?

Teacher Hello, Jane! It’s a nice to meet you. I am very busy today, as I am going to class now for the next 3 hours. Can you come  to my office for 9am tomorrow morning?

Jane Yes, that will be no problem. Thank you for making time for me and speaking to me today.

Teacher Hopefully we will be seeing you at this university soon. See you tomorrow at 9.

Some useful tips about formal conversation

When you use such greetings as good morning, good afternoon and good evening they are used for the different times of the day you are greeting people. "Good evening" is often used after 6 p.m. or generally when the sun has set.

Responding to a thank you

You’re welcome informal 

You are welcome formal

Don’t mention it  informal 

No problem informal 

Happy to help informal 

Conversation about a friend asking is teacher to give some information to is friend

Lessons that are related

English greetings basic lesson

Greetings and introductions basics introductions

Greeting and introductions, talking with strangers

English lessons about greetings and introductions

Dictionary and how to use dictionaries

Click on the following link for the Online English dictionary - English lesson