Everyday Greetings


sound "Hello" or sound "Hi!"


sound "Good morning"


sound "Good afternoon"


sound "Good evening"


sound "Goodbye"


sound "Good night"


"Good night"

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Naturally Speaking


Follow the dialogue.

Mr Bean meets Mrs Breuer, one of his students, and her husband in the street.

Mr Bean:

Good morning, Mrs Breuer.

Mrs Breuer:

Good morning, Mr Bean. How are you?

Mr Bean:

I'm fine thanks, and you?

Mrs Breuer:

Not too bad. Mr Bean, this is my husband Michael, Michael this is Mr Bean my English teacher.

Mr Breuer:

Pleased to meet you.

Mr Bean:

Pleased to meet you too. Are you from Germany, Mr Breuer?

Mr Breuer:

Yes, East Germany, from Dresden. And you, are you from London?

Mr Bean:

No, I'm from Derby, but I live in London now.

Mrs Breuer:

Well, goodbye Mr Bean, it was nice to see you.

Mr Bean:

Yes, goodbye.

What to say...


When you meet people you say "Good morning" first thing in the morning, "Good afternoon" from about 12.00 till around 17.00 and "Good evening" from then on.

"Hello" or "Hi" are more informal but can be used at any time.




  • How are you?

  • How are you?


When leaving, you say "Goodbye".

"Bye" is more informal.

When leaving at night, you say "Goodnight".

When going to bed you say "Goodnight."

More Greetings

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And there's more...


You made your way to the bottom of the page! As a reward you get to practise your English a bit more.

Listen to some of the previous comments. (Read out by Amatsu.)

Test It

Put the mixed up sentences into order:

Sort It!

Sing It

Listen to this song, and read the lyrics. Maybe sing along. It is great for practising

"Hello and Goodbye".

Print Version - You can print this lesson out here


Week 2