1.How are you?
2.How is everything?
3.How's everything going with you these days?
4.How are things going with you?
5.Are you well?
6.How was your weekend?
7.How's life with you?
8.What's new with you?
A:Hi!How are you going?
B:Fine,thank you.How are you doing this morning?
A:Not bad.How about you?Haven't seen you for a long time.
B:Yes.I've been to New York.I got back only yesterday.
A:Did you enjoy yourself?
B:Very much.New York is such a nice place.Shall I show you some photographs?
A:Thanks,I like looking at photographs.How nice!Oh,I'm afraid I must be going now.I've got an appointment .Have a good day.
B:You too.I hope to see you soon.Goodbye.
A:Hello,Betty,how are you?
B:Quite well,Tom.And you?
A:Just fine,thank you.How's your father today?
B:He's much better today.
A:I'm glad to hear that.Bye.
B:See your later.
B:Hi,Jane.Are you going to call Ruth?
A:Yes,I'm calling her now.
C:Laura?Hello!It's great to hear from you!How are you doing?
A:I'm just fine,Ruth,but I still really miss you very much.
C:I miss you too,Laura.I dream of the day when we can get together again.I'm deter-
mined to see you sometime soon.How are things going with you?
A:Pertty good,Ruth.I'm making some new friends,and school's Okay,but,on the other hand,I would lose my mind if I couldn't talk to you now and then.
Americans are very informal.They greet each other informally.When they see dose friends,teachers ,or someone they know only by sight,they are likely to say"Hi" in all cases.This doesn't mean they have no more regard for friends than for unfamiliar people.It only means "Hi" serves as a greeting for people.
But some Americans often expect people from other countries to be very formal if they are polite people.So,an American may be shocked if a foreigner is very informal with him or her.Sometimes it is difficult to know what to do!
2.Glad to meet you here.
3.Good to see you again.
4.How nice to see you again.
5.Pleased to meet you again.
6.Fancy meeting you here.
7.Haven't seen you for a some time.
8.Haven't seen you for ages.
9.Long time no see!
10.Very well,thank you.
12.Not too bad.
B:Good morning,Miss Bell!
A:Nice to see you again.
B:Nice to see you too.It's been a long time.
A:How is everything?
B:Just fine,and you?
A:Quite well,thank you.
B:Did you drive yourself to the airport?
A:No,I was driven by my husband.
B:Did someone meet you at the airport here?
B:Is this where we'll be holding the meeting?
A:No,the meeting will be held on the fourth floor.
A:Good evening.Welcome to our program.
B:Thank you.Good evening,Mr.Dean.
A:Would you tell us your name,please?
B:I'm Helen Baker.
A:Glad to meet you,Ms.Baker.
B:Glad to meet you,too.
A:Where are you from,Ms.Baker?
B:I'm from New Zealand.
A:What do you do for a living?
B:I'm a teacher.
A:Thank you for coming,Ms.baker.
A:Morning,Bob.Fancy meeting you here!
B:Morning,Jenny.Haven't seen you for ages!
A:Well,I thought I'd come to see you,so here I am.
B:You did give me a surprise.How have you been?
A:Fine ,just fine.And you?
B:Not so well.I've come down with the flu.
A:I'm sorry to hear that.Take care of yourself.
B:It's really great to see you again.How about a drink tonight?
A:Sounds wonderful.When shall we make it?
B:How about seven?
B:I'll pick you up.
Do you know the difference between greeetings and introductions? Let me tell you.Whenever you say hell to someone ,whether you are already good friends with them or not,that is a greeting.Usually we greet people many times a day.But when you don't know someone,and you first learn that person's name and something about him,that is called an introduction.So usually all introductions are greetings,but not all greetings are introductions.