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 Vocabulary

dealer (n)
1. (dt) người buôn bán, kinh doanh (chuyên một mặt hàng nào đó)
someone who buys and sells something

buyer (n)
1. (dt) người mua hàng vào
someone whose work is to buy for a department store, a company, etc.

local (adj)
1. (tt) địa phương, thuộc về một nơi nào đó
in or of a certain place

shake hands (~)
1. bắt tay
hold someone's hand as a greeting and move it up and down
 

flight (n)
2. (dt) chuyến bay
a trip on an airplane

Episode Note 

1 Greetings 

2. Introductions

3. Simple Sentences  

4. Personal Pronouns  

5. THAT and THIS 

6. Adjectives 

Episode 1. Pleased to meet you
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Anne, a wine dealer from Singapore, arrives at Adelaide Airport and meets her local buyer, Sarah.

Anne walks out with the other passengers...

ANNE Excuse me...

SARAH Anne Lee?

ANNE Yes. Hello

SARAH I’m Sarah Taylor. I’m your new local buyer. Pleased to meet you.
(they shake hands)

ANNE It’s very kind of you to meet me.

SARAH Oh. Sorry. This is my husband, Mark.

MARK Good morning. How are you?

ANNE Very well thankyou.

MARK How was your flight?

ANNE Actually, I’m a bit tired. It was a very long flight.

SARAH Let’s get your bags.

The three watch as the bags go around. Anne points.

ANNE That’s mine there! The red one.

MARK It’s heavy!

ANNE Sorry.

SARAH Don’t worry. Mark’s strong – aren’t you dear?

MARK No worries.

SARAH
Come on. Let’s go to the hotel.

They leave the airport.


EPISODE NOTES

 1 Greetings -  2. Introductions -  3. Simple Sentences -  4. Personal Pronouns -  5. THAT and THIS -  6. Adjectives

1. GREETINGS

There are many different ways of meeting people.
The most common word is: Hello.
This can be used in any situation.
A more informal word is: Hi!
Only use hi for friends or informal situations.

SARAH
Anne Lee?

ANNE
Yes. Hello

We also use: How are you?
or How are you going?

And you can say:
Good morning (before 12 midday)
Good afternoon (12-6pm)
Good day (anytime)
Good evening (after 6pm)

MARK
Good morning. How are you?

  Replies

A reply to hello can be hello.
Hello Peta
Hello
Trevor
A reply to Hi can be Hi.
Hi Peta
Hi Trevor


A reply to Good morning can be Good morning.
Good morning Peta.
Good morning Trevor.


A reply to How are you? can be Good thanks
How are you?
Good thanks.


Another repy to this is fine thanks
How are you?
Fine thanks.


or informally Not bad
How are you?
Not bad.


and more formally Very well thank you.
How are you?
Very well thank you.

MARK
Good morning. How are you?

ANNE
Very well thankyou.
 
2. INTRODUCTIONS

If the person you meet doesn’t know your name, you say it:
Hello, I’m
......... (your name).
Or
Good morning. My name is
......... (your name).

If you are introducing someone, you can say:
This is
......(person’s name).
This is
Sue Smith.

Or
I’d like you to meet
Sue Smith.

Often we give more information when introducing someone.
This is my office manager
, Sue Smith.

Or This is my brother, Phillip Taylor.

A common reply is:
Pleased to meet you.
Or
Nice to meet you.


SARAH
I’m Sarah Taylor. I’m your new local buyer. Pleased to meet you.
(they shake hands)

ANNE

It’s very kind of you to meet me.

SARAH
Oh. Sorry. This is my husband, Mark.
 
3. SIMPLE SENTENCES
  English is made up of sentences.

A sentence always starts with a capital letter, and ends with a fullstop, question mark or exclamation mark.

Here is a simple sentence:
I’m Sarah Taylor.


This is made up of three parts:
The subject I.
The verb am.
The object Sarah Taylor.

Look at this sentence.
She likes wine.
The subject is she.
The verb is likes.
The object is wine.
The subject of a sentence is the person or thing that performs the action.
In the sentence Lions eat meat. the subject is lions.
The object of a sentence is the person or thing that is affected by the action.
In the sentence Lions eat meat.the object is meat.


Try the quiz to if you can tell which word is the subject or object.

 
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