Formal and Informal Greetings in Movies

ChristeleTeacher April 16, 2020

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Students listen to these formal and informal greetings that are commonly used in American English conversation. They answer questions about what they hear, what these greetings mean, and how to answer them. This is great for class discussion on greetings and introduction.
Scene summary:
Various movie and television scenes depict common formal and informal greetings used in American English conversation.
Video length: 2 minutes 25 seconds
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Communicative function: how to greet people in English
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2020-04-16, 00:14:46 (GMT+1)
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KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

Video quiz questions (printable)

1)

Fill the gap: How ________________________ you?

2)

Fill the gap: How's it ________________________

3) How can you answer this question?

Answer the question using your own words

4) How do people usually answer this question?

  • I'm good.
  • I'm crazy.
  • Not good.

5) What are other ways you can answer this question?

Answer the question using your own words

6) Hey, what's up?

  • The sky.
  • Everything.
  • Nothing much.
  • What's down?

7) What does 'What have you been up to' mean?

Answer the question using your own words

About the author

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

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