How to greet someone | Learn English | British Council

Practice exercises:

It’s always good to keep in touch with old friends.


Woman: Hey! Hello there! Haven’t seen you in ages!

Man: Oh… all right yeah.

Woman: Great to see you again! You’re looking really well!

Man: Oh! You think so? Thanks…

Woman: So, how are you?

Man: Well, you know, mustn’t grumble.

Woman: What’ve you been up to? Still working in that coffee shop?

Man: Yeah…same one…

Woman: Still trying to be an actor?

Man: Well, yeah, you know…

Woman: So Hollywood hasn’t called in yet?

Man: Not yet…

Woman: Still living in…that …er…little flat?

Man: Yeah. Same one.

Woman: Well, great.

Man: How about you? You still there…working in the fast food place?

Woman: No! Stopped that a long time ago! I’m working in the city now, financial industries!

Man: Oh. Great. Are you still sharing that house with all those other people?

Woman: No way! I bought a big house with… four bedrooms, and a garden… the works.

Man: Hmm…good for you.

Woman: Listen! We should get together for a drink sometime! Catch up!

Man: Yeah, I’d love to.

Woman: Let’s do it! Keep in touch then!

To get this and many other great audio and video series on your phone or tablet, with interactive audioscripts, keyword glossaries and comprehension exercises, download our “LearnEnglish Audio & Video” app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play (


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.