Дидактический материал для практических занятий по английскому языку, страница 7

Hostess: Helen, meet my friend Kate.

Helen: Hallo, Kate. Glad to meet you.

Kate: Hallo, Helen. So am I.

Don't forget that men are introduced to women, young men are introduced to older men and young girls to elder women.

Before introducing you may use phrgses:

Have you met... ?

I don't think you've met ...

To introduce yourself you may say, for example:

May (Let me - less formal) I introduce myself. My name is John Brown. I'm your guide.

In informal situations use simply the first name. When introduc­ing a guest speaker to an audience, one may say, for example:

Ladies and gentlemen, I have great pleasure in introducing
Professor Hornby.                          

To start a conversation after an introduction the following ques­tions must be used:

Is this your first visit to...

Have you been here/ to... before?

Have you visited/seen... ?

How do you like /find (our)... ?

(How) are you enjoying... ?

Are you interested in ... ?

or such remarks: I believe/hear...

I've been told...

e.g. I hear you are from Moscow.

I expect /suppose/ imagine...

Comments about weather are also a convenient way of starting a

e.g. It's a lovely day, isn't it?


 I. Memorize the dialogues:

1. At work (formal):

Mr. Pratt: Good morning, Mr. Green. How are you?

Mr. Green: Very well, thank you. How are you?

Mr. Pratt: Fine, thanks. I don't think you've met my secretary, (to is secretary) This is Mr. Green. This is Miss Lloyd.

Mr. Green: How do you do?

Miss Lloyd: How do you do?

2.  At an exhibition (semi-formal):
Mary: Mother, meet my friend Ann.
Mrs. Jay: Hallo, Ann.

Ann: Hallo, Mrs. Jay.

Mrs. Jay: What do you think of the exhibition?

Ann: It's even better than I expected.

3.  At a party (informal):

Bill: Mary, this is my mother Stepheny.