Feb 282013
 

This episode of BBC How to… is about greetings and the language you might use if you’re greeting people in quite formal contexts and/or want to sound polite

Greetings

Good

morning sir
madam
Mr Jones
Mrs Smith
afternoon
evening
Language in the programme
How are you?
It’s lovely to see you again!
It’s been a long time, hasn’t it?
How are things with you?
Examples of situations where you might use formal greetings
Working in the service industry, e.g. a restaurant, hotel, travel agent
Greeting someone older than you
At work, when speaking to your superiors
Meeting a VIP e.g. a politician
Being polite to someone you don’t know very well

 

Transcript:

BBC How to… greeting people in formal situations Transcript Video

 

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