Дидактический материал для практических занятий по английскому языку, страница 4

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?"

Remember: 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
time.                                                .

After the greetings English people usually say: How are you? The usual answer is: Fine, thank you!