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
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.
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