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Formal Greetings

Faheem: Good morning, Professor Asim, how are you doing?

PROFESSOR Asim: Good morning, Faheem. I am doing well. And you?

Faheem: I’m great, thank you. This is my friend Qasim. He is thinking about applying to this college. He has a few questions. Would you mind telling us about the process, please?

PROFESSOR Asim: Hello, Qasim! It’s a pleasure to meet you. I’m more than happy to speak with you. Please stop by my office next week.

Qasim: It’s a pleasure to meet you, professor. Thank you so much for helping us.

PROFESSOR Asim: Don’t mention it. Hopefully, I will be able to answer your questions!

Informal Greetings And Farewell

Fahem: Hi, Adeel! How’s it going?
Adeel: Fine, thanks and you?
Faheem: Just fine. Where are you off to?
Adeel: To the library. I’ve got a history exam next week
and need to start studying. Ugh.
Faheem: Oh no. Well, I’ll see you later then. Good luck!
Adeel: Thanks. See you later.

Formal Introductions

Faheem: Mr. Adeel,I’d like you to meet
Dr. Noman.
Adeel: It’s nice to meet you, Dr. Noman.
DR. Noman: Pleasure to meet you, too.
Faheem: Dr.Smith is an economist .He just finished
writing
a book on international trade.
Adeel: Oh? That’s my field, too. I work for the
United Nations.
DR. Noman: In the Development Program, by any chance?
Adeel:
Yes. How did you guess?
DR. Noman: I’ve read your articles on technical assistance.
They’re excellent.

Informal Introductions


Faheem: Who’s the tall woman next to Ayesha?
Asim: That’s her friend Mary. Didn’t you meet her at
Steve’s party?
Faheem: No,I wasn’t at Steve’s party.
Adeel: Oh! Then let me introduce you to her now. Fatima,thisis
my friend Faheem.
Fatima: Hi, Jim. Nice to meet you.
Faheem: You, too. Would you like a drink?
Fatima: Sure, let’s go get one.

What Time Is It?

Fatima: What time is it? We’re going to be late!
Ahmad: It’s a quarter after seven. We’re on time. Don’t panic.
Fatima: But I thought we had to be at the restaurant by 7:30for
the surprise party. We’ll never make it there with all this
evening traffic.
Ahmad: Sure we will. Rushhour is almost over. Anyway, the party
starts at 8:00. But I do need help with directions. Can you
call the restaurant and ask them where we park our car?

Telephone Call

Ahmad: Hi,Asim, it’s Ahmad. How are you?
Asim: Oh,hi,Asim! I was just thinking about you.
Ahmad: That’s nice. I was wondering if you would like to go to a
movie tonight.
Asim: Sure,I’d love to!What’s playing?
Ahmad: I was thinking about that new comedy Lights Out. What do
you think?

Could You Say That Again?

Faheem: Hello? Hi, Ali, how are things at the office?
Ali: Hi, Ali! How are you? Can you please stop and pick up
extra paper for the computer printer?
Faheem: What did you say? Can you repeat that, please? Did you
say to pick up ink for the printer? Sorry, the phone is
cutting out.
Ali: Can you hear me now? No, I need more computer paper.
Listen, I’ll text you exactly what I need. Thanks, Ali.
Talk to you later.
Faheem: Thanks, Stephanie. Sorry, my phone has really bad
reception here.

Coincidences

Fahem: Well, hello there, Ayesha! Long time no see!
Ayesha: Meg! Hi! What a coincidence! I haven’t seen you in ages! What are you doing here?
Faheem: I just got a new job in the city, so I’m shopping for some
clothes. Hey, what do you think of this shirt?
Ayesha: Hmmm … well, you know how much I love blue. See? I’ve got the same shirt!
Faheem: You always did have good taste! What a small world.

Weather Report

Faheem: It’s freezing outside! What happened to the
weather report? I thought this cold front was
supposed to pass.
Ali: Yeah, I thought so too. That’s what I read online
this morning.
Faheem: I guess the wind chill is really driving down
the temperature.
Ali: Can we go inside? I feel like my toes are starting to
go numb.

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