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Greetings and Meetings Lesson Plan

Objectives: To Introduce the Class to new ways to say hello and goodbye and to help them learn words and phrases that will help them in everyday social interactions. 1. Hello and Goodbye: I know you all know how to say hello and goodbye in English, because lots of you say it to me everyday. But there are many different ways to say hello in English, and there are also many different ways to say goodbye. Today I want to talk about some of those different words. So, does anyone know another word that means hello? Write the words up on the board as students start to guess: Hello Standard English greeting. Used in every situation. Hi Very common, used with friends, family, strangers, more informal Hey Very informal, used with friends, in passing Whats up? The most casual, used with friends, doesnt need to be answered, Qu tal? How are you? Used with friends, acquaintances, etc. in most situations. Not meant to be answered honestly. Im good or good is usually enough. Ok good. So now, lets talk about saying goodbye. What other words do you know that also mean goodbye? Goodbye Very common, used in all situations Bye From Goodbye. Slightly more informal, but used in almost all situations. Bye Bye Used with children. Also pronounced buhbye when used with adults. See you Also see ya!, See you around, See you then, etc. Like Hasta later 2. Introductions Introducing Yourself: Ok, so those words can be used everyday, and I want you to start using some of them instead of hello when I see you outside of class, ok? Now lets talk about some other words and phrases that are very useful. Do you know the word introduce? If I want to introduce myself to a stranger, or a person I dont know, it means I want to meet them for the first time. I want to know them for the first time. If I want to introduce myself to someone I can say Hi, my name is Jess. Nice to meet you. Then the person can respond Hi Jess, Im ______, nice to meet you. Practice with the students. Introduce yourself to a student and have them reply. Emphasize that this is only for the first time that you meet them. Ask the students what they do when they meet someone for the first time. Get them to mention the two kisses. Introduce the handshake as the typical greeting for meeting a person in the U.S. and England. Have the students practice. Also mention hugs as greetings appropriate for close friends, family members. Tell them when kissing is appropriate.

Introducing others: So that is how you introduce yourself. But what if you want to introduce your friend to another friend? What if you want two of your friends to meet for the first time? If I want my friend Ana to meet my friend Salvador I can say: Ana, I would like you to meet Salvador. Salvador, this is Ana. Then Ana and Bill would say nice to meet you to each other. Do you understand? Can anyone introduce someone to me? Have the students introduce each other to me or other classmates. Repeat the lines, include the handshake. 3. Dialogues: Ok, so now I need two volunteers to read some sentences. I need two students to come up here and read out loud for the class. Select two students and give them copies of the dialogue. Tell the class that there are three different dialogues. One is between two people meeting for the first time, introducing themselves. One is between three friends who already know each other, and one is between three people, one introducing the other two to each other. Have groups of two or three volunteers read the dialogues out loud in front of the class. After each group, have the students guess which dialogue was just read. Ask them what new vocabulary they heard in the dialogue. Talk about the dialogues and answer any questions. 4. If time remains, have the class break into groups to create their own dialogues. They can be between two or three people, friends or strangers. Give each group a situation to work with and tell them to write a dialogue with at least five sentences.

1. Ted and Katie go to the same high school, but they are strangers. They meet for the first time on the first day of school. 2. Ashley and Billy are friends. They meet at the park to play soccer. 3. Dana and Ben meet at the theater. They are friends. Then they meet Sara. Sara is Danas friend, but Sara doesnt know Ben. Dana introduces Ben to Sara. 4. Mr. Cole and Ms. Martin are strangers. They are lawyers. They meet for the first time at Ms. Martins office for a business meeting.

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