Learning english_Hello/goodbye

Hi everybody this is Mr. Adioke in Bogor, Indonesia.  Are you oke? I hope so..are tou happy? i hope so. In today lesson, we are going to talk all about saying Hello and Goodbye. When we first meet someone whether it is a person we know or someone are meeting for the first time we will normally use a simple sentence as a way of  greeting them. the greeting is a friendly way of opening a conversation or as a way of letting the other person know that we have seen them.


They are many way to say hello : Hi, Hello, Hi There, Hello there, Hey how are you doing, Howdy friend (USA), whats up, how’s it going, wow it’s  good to see you.

we sometimes use a double greeting for example : Hi there, hey how are you doing, hello how have you been?, it’s good to see you how’s life been treating you?.

If you are meeting someone for the first time you can say good to meet you, it’s nice to meet you, i am pleased to meet you, it’s a pleasure to meet you.

These sentences are often used after the other person has been introduced to you. if you are meeting someone you have not seen or heard from for a long time than you can show real surprise and shock. oh my good it’s you, aaah where have you been ? my goodness long time no speak (see), wow it’s so good to see you again ? is really you ? when did we last meet ?

if you are in a hurry there are may only be a short time in which to make your greeting.

hi sorry i can’t stop, oh hi there look i’m a bit pushed for time. here’s my phone number. give me a call sometimes, hello there look i am on my way to work, maybe catch up with you again soon, hey i would love to stop and  chat..but i really have to dust..

this type of greeting in common these English because we are all in such a big hurry to get some place…fast.

we sometimes use the word Hello as a way of showing surprise or as away to expressing a  sudden interest in something  :

Hello what’s going on here, Hello i did not know he had a girl friends, Hello what’s going on over there, hello something is wrong here…he took my money. In the UK people will often greet each other by talking about the weather. Hello isn’t it a lovely day ?, Hello what is about a terrible weather?, hello did you hear the storm last night?.

In many countries many people will ask about the family : hello how’s the family?, hello how’s your wife doing?, hello how are the kids?.

The word hello can also be used informally as a way of sarcasm and annoyance : Hello did you understand what i said?, Hello was that  too difficult for you to read??, Hello did you see me waving at you ??, Hello do you not recognize me?? Hello what time do you call this…you are late..


There are many ways to say goodbye : Bye, bye for now, bye-bye, see ya, so long, ciao, later, cheerio, see you around, farewell, Ta-ra, see you again, ta-ta for now, catch you later, goodbye,

You will often hear me say “ta-ta” at the end of my English lesson. The expression is mostly used in certain, parts of the UK . It’s a friendly, fun way to say goodbye.

Well I have  come to the end of this lesson so i must bid you a fond farewell. until next time we meet here. This is Mr Adioke in Bogor saying thank you for your attention and ta-ta for now.

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