Small Talk: How are you?

Listen to the following short dialogue, read the text and take notes of new and interesting vocabulary.

Small Talk – Greetings

[00:00.00] Hi, how are you doing?
[00:02.00] I’m fine. How about yourself?
[00:04.00] I’m pretty good. Thanks for asking.
[00:06.00] No problem. So how have you been?
[00:08.00] I’ve been great. What about you?
[00:10.00] I’ve been good. I’m in school right now.
[00:12.00] What school do you go to?
[00:14.00] I go to PCC.
[00:16.00] Do you like it there?
[00:18.00] It’s okay. It’s a really big campus.
[00:20.00] Good luck with school.
[00:22.00] Thank you very much.

Quick quiz

1. Which is more correct as a greeting?

Small Talk – Greetings 2

[00:00.00] How’s it going?
[00:02.00] I’m doing well. How about you?
[00:04.00] Never better, thanks.
[00:06.00] So how have you been lately?
[00:08.00] I’ve actually been pretty good. You?
[00:10.00] I’m actually in school right now.
[00:12.00] Which school do you attend?
[00:14.00] I’m attending PCC right now.
[00:16.00] Are you enjoying it there?
[00:18.00] It’s not bad. There are a lot of people there.
[00:20.00] Good luck with that.
[00:22.00] Thanks.

Quick quiz

2. So how have you been _____?


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