Greeting, Introducing & Leave taking


Formal Sitution

  • Good morning     (0.00 until 12.00 am)
  • Good afternoon   (12.00 until 06.00 pm)
  • Good noon/day   ( 12.00 o’clock pm )
  • Good evening     ( 06.00 until 09.00 pm)
  • Good night          (to go bed-06.00 pm   to   mid night time)

Less Formal Situation:

  • Hello
  • Hi
  • How are you?
  • Nice to see you again.



  • How are you getting on ?
  • How’s life ?
  • How’s life treating you ?
  • How’s everythings ?
  • How are you doing ?
  • How are things ?
  • How are you

 To respond the expressions above we can say:

  • Very well, thank you
  • Fine thanks
  • Just fine
  • Not too bad, thanks
  • Pretty well



a) Introducing oneself:

  • I am……. (Mr. / Miss. / Mrs + family name)
  • Let me introduce myself to you.
  • Allow me to introduce myself to you.

b) Introducing people:

  • May I introduce you to ….?
  • Let me introduce you to …?
  • I’d like you to meet ….
  • I don’t think you have met …, do you?
  • You haven’t met …, have you?
  • Have you met …?
  • Do you know …?
  • This is ….

c) Responding to introductions:

  • (It’s) nice to meet you.
  • Nice meeting you.
  • (I’m) pleased to meet you.
  • Happy to meet you.
  • Glad to know you.
  • How do you do?
  • It’s an honour to know you.
  • It’s my pleasure to have acquaintance with you.



  • Good bye (formal)
  • Bye-bye  (informal )
  • So
  • Till we meet again
  • See you tonight
  • Cheerio  (used for closed  friend)
  • See you later

Note :

See you (soon, later, again, tomorrow,etc) used after express goodbye/good night

Expressions used in informal situation :

Hi, Hello, morning, fine thanks, bye, see you.


 Examples of Introducing :

1. Hello, my name is Yanti. I live in Ciputat but I was born in Cianjur on May 2nd , in 1995.  I study (I’m from ) SMP 2 Tangsel ( South Tangerang). I choose to study here because …………………………………

2. Hi, let me introduce myself. My name is Purwo. I’m sixteen years old. I was born on October 17th, 1994 in Solo. I am from SMP I Solo. I like to study here because ……………..

3. Good Morning, please allow me to introduce myself I am Resti. I was born in Yogyakarta on July 26th, 1995. Now I live in this city, therefore I choose this SMA to study …………………….



  1. Write two short conversations. One is formal, the other informal. The speakers greet and introduce themselves to each other. They exchange a few words and then take leave of one another. Try to use different expressions in each conversation.
  2. Write a long conversation in which person A meets B who introduces A to C. Try to use different expressions in each one.

4 responses to “Greeting, Introducing & Leave taking

  1. rurimadani12

    August 24, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    izin copas buat pe er ya pak :mrgreen:

  2. Maria Jose

    May 7, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    necesito un profesor de ingles

  3. ayee

    September 2, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    aaaakkkkk !!!! PAS !

  4. mawra annisa

    January 12, 2014 at 7:54 PM



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