a) Helen; b) Miss Helen, c) Miss Parker, d)* Miss.
III. You are visiting Britain on business. Say how you would address each of the following:
1. an old man you don't know;
2. a policeman;
3. your foreign colleague, whose name is Sam Smith. He is 45;
4. his wife, whose name is Jane;
5. his daughter Ella, who is not married;
6. his daughter Sue, who is married to Dr. Robert Rice;
7. her husband;
8. the director of the firm your colleague works for (Bruce Baker);
9. Sam Smith's mother. Bertha, who is a widow;
10. English audience.
Unit 2. Greetings
Read the text and find out what factors the use of greetings, introduction forms of saying good-buy depend on.
The language of greetings in English depends mainly on the situation the speakers are and the relation they have with the people they are talking to. It might be the official situations (business meetings, official receptions and conferences). Such greetings are used. Good morning! - until lunch time 12-2 p.m.; Good afternoon!.- until 5-6 p.m.; Good evening! - until 10-11 p.m.; Remember about the difference in tone.
For formal greetings we use the low fall: Good morning. For less formal we use the low rise: Good morning. The most friendly tone for greetings is the fall-rise^jGood morning.
Morning /Afternoon/ Evening - semi-formal used, for example, to neighbours, colleagues and other people whom one sees regularly, but does not know well.
Hallo (hello, hullo) - semi-formal, informal used by people who know each other.
Hi - informal, usediy close friends (mainly in America): In fact, "Hi!" is an abbreviation of hay" which" fti turn, is a corruption of "How are you?"
the British do not often shake hands greeting each
other. As a matter of fact, they normally shake hands when they meet
for the first time or if they meet someone again after a long period of
After the greetings English people usually say: How are you? The usual answer is: Fine, thank you!
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