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I. Listen. Notice the rhythm of the sentences. The important words are longer and stronger.

My card here’s my card.

Hertz I’m with Hertz
Meet you Pleased to meet you
You, too Nice to meet you, too
Later See you later

II. Listening.


1. Listen and repeat the letters of the alphabet.

2. Listen to the conversation and write the names you hear.

Name: _______________________ Company: ___________________________

Grammar review:
III. Study the examples of the verb be with singular subjects in the simple present tense.

I’m Monic My name is Sarah Buttler

Here´s my business card it’s nice meeting you

a) Look at the examples again. Complete the chart.

Be present: singular

I ______ Clark Jefferson Here _____ my business card.

My name _______ Jarold Kitaro It _______ nice to meet you.
That ______ right.

NOTE: In writing, use full forms with nouns: My name is…

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I am a student.
He is a teacher.
She is a journalist.
It is a book.
We are mechanics.
You are pilots.
They are policemen.

IV. Complete the sentences with the correct forma of the verb be. Use contractions when

1. A: Hi, I ____ Brad

B: Nice to meet you, Mr. Brad.
A: Oh! Brad _____ My first name!

2. A: Hello. My name ____ Angelina.

B: Angelina?
A: That _____ right.

3. A: Nice to meet you.

B: It _______ Nice to meet you, too.

4. A: Hello, I______ Paul Stamos.

B: Hello. My name ____ Janet Gordon.
Here ______ my card.

5. A: Excuse me what ________ your name?

B: I __________ Carlos Montalvo. And you ________ …
A: I __________ Mrs. Thomas.
B: Nice to meet you Mrs. Thomas

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Put the words in the correct order to make
positive sentences with the verb to be.
1 I old. years twenty-five am

2 Venezuela. from We are

3 I'm Anton student. is a name and My

4 This is book. my

5 nice day It's a today.

6 is name Her brother's Paul.

7 is an John engineer.

8 is My husband's Johansson. name

9 students are my twelve There class. in

10 My new at top is address of letter. the the

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Think about these questions. How do people greet each other in your country? Do
they usually shake hands?

Greetings Around the World

In international business, it’s important to know how to greet people from different countries.
In most business situations, shaking hands is the usual greeting. But people in different places
shake hands in different ways.

In France, for example, handshakes are very quick. In Brazil, people take more time to shake
hands. In both Brazil and France, it’s common to shake hands with people when you arrive and
leave. People do not usually shake hands as often in the U.S. In many parts of Asia, and shakes
are gentle and can last 10 seconds. Handshakes are common in China, but it is also appropriate
to nod your head when you meet a person for the first time. In the U.S., handshakes aren’t
usually that long.

Here are some things to remember when you shake hands in English-speaking countries:

• Look at the person’s eyes and smile.

• Shake hands firmly, but not too hard.
• Shake hands for only 2 or 3 seconds.

Read the article again. Use the words in the box to identify where these greetings
are used.

Asia Brazil China France U.S.

1. Give a quick handshake. _____France_____
2. Shake hands for about 10 seconds. _____________
3. You can shake hands or nod your head. _____________
4. Shake hands when you arrive and leave. _____________ and _____________
Circle the letter of the answer that completes each sentence.
1. People in different places shake hands _____.
a. in different ways b. the same way c. in the usual way

2. In the U.S., handshakes are _____ than in Asia.

a. longer b. shorter c. in business

3. In China, people often _____ and don’t shake hands when they meet someone.
a. say goodbye b. are gentle c. nod their head

4. People in France and Brazil usually shake hands _____ than people in the U.S.
a. more often b. less often c. fewer times

5. In English-speaking countries, remember to shake hands _____.

a. very often b. gently c. firmly

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