English Class 101 Learning Greetings

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June 21, 2013 by
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English Class 101 is an online English learning course. They offer lots of free lessons such as below videos to help you improve your English skills. I will share some video lessons with you starting below one. So you can watch and enjoy English Class 101 video lessons.

You will learn common greetings with our English in Three Minutes video series! In the US, manners are important, and this video lesson teaches you some of the basics you need to be polite while speaking English. A native English teacher will explain the simple vocabulary and phrases necessary. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and answer “How are you?” in English.

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In this lesson, you are going to learn new, more common ways to ask and answer the question: How are you? In English. You have probably learned “How are you?” and “I am fine” in textbooks before, but in the USA people will usually ask this question and answer it in a different way.

First, let’s review. If someone says: How are you? You can say; I am fine. Here are some other ways to answer: “Pretty good” This means about the same thing as “I am fine”. We also have “Nod bad.” You can use this if you are feeling just okay, or so-so.

Let’s look at our question again. How are you? This is the most well-known way of asking how someone is. You could use it when you want to be polite. But now, let’s look at some different ways to ask how someone is. These ways are more casual and much more common.

First: Hey, how’s it going? You can answer this in many ways. If you are feeling good, you can say, Good. Pretty good. Not bad.

Here is a tip: even though these answers mean the same thing as “I am fine” you can’t answer “How is it going” with “I am fine”. It will sound a bit strange. If you are not feeling good, you can say: Not so good. Not great or not so well.

Be careful: If you say one of these, the other person will usually ask, “Why, what’s wrong” to be polite. Then, you will have to explain.

Another casual, but very common version of “How are you?” is “What’s up?” To reply, use a cheerful voice as you say: “Not much!” or “Nothing much!” This means you are free and able to chat. Since “What’s up” is just another way of saying “Hello” you can also reply with “Hey” or “Hi”

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