In this unit you will study Greetings.



Common English Greetings

Instructions: Read about Common English Greetings and look at the seven different ways to say “hello” in an informal way.

English speaking people usually greet each other in an informal way, so you can use these common conversational Greetings for friends, family, as well as people you meet in casual settings.

  1. Hey, Hey man, or Hi instead of “hello” among your people.
  2. How’s it going? or How are you doing? instead of “how are you?”
  3. What’s up?, What’s new, or What’s going on? For “how are you?”
  4. How’s everything?, How are things?, or How’s life? Other ways to say “how are you?”
  5. How’s your day? or How’s your day going? To say “how are you?” related to all day.
  6. Good to see you or Nice to see you are casual Greetings used with friends, coworkers or family members that you haven’t seen in a while.
  7. Long time no see or It’s been a while are used when you haven’t seen someone in a long time.

Comon English Greetings and Expressions. Retrieved and adapted Octuber, 2016 from


Getting started: Formal Greetings to say hello.

Instructions: Read about Formal Greetings to say hello.

It’s best to begin by using formal greetings in most business situations. Formal greetings are also used when you meet older people.

  1. Good morning, Good afternoon, or Good evening are formal ways of saying “hello”, which change depending on the time of day. Keep in mind that “good night” is only used to say “good bye”.
  2. It’s nice to meet you or Please to meet you are formal and polite.
  3. How have you been? Is only asked by people who have already met.
  4. How do you do? Is VERY formal, and quite uncommon.

Common English Greetings and Expressions, Retrieved and adapted Octuber, 2016 from

Formal or Informal Greetings?

Instructions: Choose Formal or Informal.

1. Good morning.

2. How do you do?

3. Hi!

4. Good night.

5. Good to see you.

Let’s find out about Greetings.

Instructions: Look at basic information about Greetings:

Greetings are expressions to start or to end a conversation.

Formal Greetings to start a conversation are:

Good morning
(From 12:00 am to 12:00 pm)

Good afternoon
(From 12:00 pm to 06:00 pm)

Good evening
(From 06:00 pm to 12:00 pm)

Good night
(To say “Good Bye” at night)

Informal Greetings are:

Hi / Hello (At any time)

Formal Greetings to end a conversation are:

Nice to meet you.

Informal Greetings are:

Good bye.

See you later.

See you soon.


Fill in the gaps

Instructions: Drag and drop the best Greetings in the following conversations:

Good morning
Good morning
09:30 a.m.

. My name’s Michael.

. Nice to meet you!

14:00 p.m.

. I´m Mary.

. I’m Liza. See you Later.


Morning, afternoon or night.

Instructions: Write evening, afternoon or morning for each option.

  1. 09:00 a.m. Good
  2. 11:00 a.m. Good
  3. 13:00 p.m. Good
  4. 17:00 p.m. Good
  5. 19:00 p.m. Good
  6. doneCheck


Instructions: Choose the right options in the following text.

11:00 a.m.
  1. Good afternoon/Good morning. I’m Joe.
  2. Good afternoon/Good morning. I’m Mike.
    See you later.
4:00 p.m.
  1. Hello/Good afternoon. I’m a student, and you?
  2. Hi/Good afternoon. Me too! Nice to meet you.