How to Learn English Speaking: How to Learn English Speaking The Fun and Easy Way! Who am I?: Who am I? I am Linda, your English Tutor I have a master’s degree in English writing, and I am also a nurse. Greetings in English: Greetings in English Greetings are how we say “hello.” Greetings may be different, depending on the time of day. “Hello” is a greeting that is correct, for any time of day. Saying Goodbye: Saying Goodbye It is always correct to say “goodbye” when you are leaving someone. If it is daytime, you can also say, “Have a good day.” If it is night, you can also say, “Goodnight,” or “Have a good night.” Morning Greeting: Morning Greeting “Good morning!” This greeting is usually used until approximately noon (12 p.m.) Practice…say this with me. Do not be shy. Remember--even I cannot hear you! “Good morning” Afternoon Greeting: Afternoon Greeting After 12 p.m. (noon), the usual greeting is, “Good afternoon.” Practice…say this with me. “Good afternoon.” Evening Greeting: Evening Greeting In the evening, we usually greet by saying, “Good evening.” Usually, we say the evening begins at approximately 5 p.m. So, after approximately 5 p.m., the correct greeting would be, “Good evening.” Practice… “Good evening” Review: Review In the morning, before noon, we greet one another by saying, “Good morning.” After noon (12 p.m.), we greet one another by saying, “Good afternoon.” In the evening, after approximately 5 p.m., we greet one another by saying, “Good evening.” Learning Exercise: Learning Exercise You have just awakened and you walk outside your home to sit on your porch. It is 7 a.m. and the sun is just rising in the sky. Your neighbor is on her porch, and she looks at you and waves her hand, to say hello. What can you say, to greet your neighbor? Learning Review: Learning Review Because it is morning, your greeting would be, “Good morning.” Learning Exercise: Learning Exercise You have finished working and are leaving your job, to go home. It is almost 8 p.m., and you have worked late. You decide to stop at a restaurant to have supper. A man at the restaurant opens the door for you and says, “Hello.” What would be a good response to his greeting? Learning Review: Learning Review A good response would be, “Good evening.” Learning Exercise: Learning Exercise You have finished eating your lunch and you are at the bank, depositing your paycheck. It is 2 p.m. The young woman at the bank counter smiles at you and says, “Hello.” How might you reply to her greeting? Learning Review: Learning Review Any time after noon, but before approximately 5 p.m., the correct greeting would be, “Good afternoon.” Summary: Summary “Hello” is always a correct way to greet someone in English. Before noon, you can also say, “Good morning.” Between noon and 5 p.m., “Good afternoon” is also a correct greeting. After approximately 5 p.m., “Good evening” is also a correct greeting. How to Learn English Speaking: How to Learn English Speaking www.HowToLearnEnglishSpeaking.net Visit us for more easy lessons in How to Learn English, the fun and easy way!