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Say Hello and Goodbye in English!
Learning English means learning how to use English. In this part, English Online Center presents all the most common phrases and expressions used to Say Hello and Goodbye in English with the situations in conversations which helps ESL learners improve their English speaking skills effectively!
Learning how to Say Hello and Goodbye in English to different people and situations:
■Meeting someone you know (using informal English)
■Meeting someone you don’t know (using formal English)
Below are some conversations and situations to learn:
Conversation 1 – Meeting someone you know, use informal English
■Ron: Hi, How are you doing?
■Bob: Oh, not bad. And you?
■Ron: Good. How’s work?
■Bob: It’s OK. See you later.
■Ron: See ya! Bye
Ron and Bob are friends. They meet each other and say hello to each other in an informal way.
Conversation 2 – Meeting someone you don’t know, use formal English
■Jim: Good morning. My name is Jim Brown. What’s your name?
■Lin: Good morning. I’m Linda Yang. You can call me Lin. Pleased to meet you, Jim.
■Jim: Pleased to meet you, too. I am in English class 102. What class are you in?
■Lin: oh, I am a new comer and I am in class 102, too. We’re in the same class.
Jim and Linda are in the first time meeting. They are getting to know each other.
Common phrases and expressions for Saying Hello and Goodbye
All below phrases and expressions are in order of more formal to less formal:
|Saying Hello||Sample Responses|
|Good morningGood afternoonGood eveningHow glad to see you!What an interesting surprise!
How are you?
Hey! What’s happening?
How are you doing?
How have you been?
How you doing?
Long time no see.
|Good morning.Good afternoon.Good evening.Yes, it’s been quite a while.Hello, Kim.
Fine, thanks. And you?
More English Speaking lessons will be coming!