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Greetings for Conversation

Greetings for Conversation

Students practice using greetings and appropriate responses using a sample conversation and role-play prompts.

Level:  Any

Topic:  Conversation Strategies

Time:  30 minutes


  • Make one copy of the Handout for each student.
  • Make one copy of the Key for the teacher.



Pass out the Handout.


Task 1 from Handout: Ask students to practice the greetings with a partner and write appropriate responses.


Discuss together as a class. Write all acceptable responses on the board for students to copy onto their Handout. Elicit additional greetings and responses.


Erase the board, and ask students to practice the greetings and responses with their partner without looking at the paper.


Task 2 from Handout: Ask students to try the conversation several times with their partner using alternate greetings and responses.


Task 3 from Handout: Ask students to stand up, get a partner, and practice the role-play. Encourage students to change partners for each situation. Monitor for correct use of the greetings and give feedback after the task is finished.

Extended Practice

Randomly ask two students to present their role-play to the class.

Printable Worksheets



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