낯선 사람과 처음 만나면 부끄럽고 어색하기 마련이다. 장시간의 침묵은 서로에게 좋지 않은 첫인상을 남길 수 있다. 또한, 그 상대방이 외국인이라면 문화적 차이로 인한 "오해"를 불러일으킬 수도 있다. 만약 대화의 첫 시작이 어렵다면, 본 책에 수록된 여섯 가지 아이스브레이킹 팁을 통해 첫 만남의 어색함을 극복할 수 있다.
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Basic Sentence Patterns for Greetings
Reciting from your English textbooks, are you still using "How are you?" "I am fine, thank you. And you?" for daily greetings? Actually, even a simple conversation can have more than one expression. And here are some examples.
Amy: Hi, how are you doing?
Bob: I'm fine. How about yourself?
Amy: I'm pretty good. Thanks for asking.
Bob: No problem. So how have you been?
Amy: I've been great. What about you?
Bob: I've been good. I'm in school right now.
Amy: What school do you go to?
Bob: I go to PCC.
Amy: Do you like it there?
Bob: It's okay. It's a really big campus.
Amy: Good luck with school.
Bob: Thank you very much.
Amy: How's it going?
Bob: I'm doing well. How about you?
Amy: Never better, thanks.
Bob: So how have you been lately?
Amy: I've actually been pretty good. You?
Bob: I'm actually in school right now.
Amy: Which school do you attend?
Bob: I'm attending PCC right now.
Amy: Are you enjoying it there?
Bob: It's not bad. There are a lot of people there.
Amy: Good luck with that.
다양한 영어 인사말
How are you?
How do you do?
How you doing?
How are you doing?
How are you keeping?
How are you feeling?
How are you getting on?
How are you getting along?
How are things?
How are things going (with you)?
How's it going?
How's everything going?
How's everything with you?
How's anything at home?
How's your family?
How's it been?
How's your business?
How's your wife (husband, girlfriend, boyfriend, mother, father ... )?
How is she (he)?
How's your family?
How was your weekend?
How you been?
How have you been?
How have you been doing?
How have you been getting along?
How goes it?
How goes the world with you?
What's happening with your family?
What's new with you?
What's new in your life?
What are you doing these days?
What are you up to these days?
What have you been up to?
What are you doing here?
What are you doing around here?
What are you two doing here?
What are you still doing here?
Hey, we meet again.
What a pleasant surprise to meet you here!
What a happy surprise!
What brings you here today?
What brings you to the city?
What brings you out to the Hamptons?
See what the wind blew in.
Fancy meeting you here.
Hey, what a coincidence!
What a small world!
I never expected to see you here.
I'm so happy to see you.
It's good to see you!
It's quite a pleasant surprise!
It's so nice to see you again.
It's been too long.
It's been a long time.
Been a long time.
Long time no see!
Haven't seen you in a while.
Haven't seen you for a long time.
Haven't seen you for ages!
Haven't seen you recently.
You look good.
You look nice.
You look well.
You look lovely.
You look radiant.
You're in the pink!
You look better than ever.
You're keeping well.
That's all right.
Just fine, thanks.
Everything is fine!
Everything is just great.
Everything is five by five.
All right, thank you.
Never been better!
Never felt better.
I'm doing good.
I'm getting on well.
I'm all right.
I'm just great!
I think it's really good.
It's all good.
I'm keeping myself out of trouble.
Couldn't be better.
Same as usual.
Same as always.
Same as ever.
Same as before.
Same old, same old.
Same old, same new.
Same shit, different day.
Oh, the usual rounds.
Just so so.
Bearing up, bearing up.
I get by.
I'm still the same.
Not too bad.
Nothing too bad!
Not much! How about you?
Okay, I guess.
Much better now.
Fair to middling.
You haven't changed a bit.
Not (so, too) good.
Not (so, too, very) well.
Not (so, too) great.
I'm (pretty) tired.
I'm not good today.
I'm stressed out.
It's a long story.
Well, a little bit tired.
I feel terrible.
I am most definitely not all right.
Things aren't working out for me.
Things haven't been going my way these few days.
첫 만남 때 사용할 수 있는 날씨 표현들
Amy: It's an ugly day today.
Bob: I know. I think it may rain.
Amy: It's the middle of summer, so it shouldn't rain today.
Bob: That would be weird.
Amy: Yeah, especially since it's ninety degrees outside.
Bob: I know, it would be horrible if it rained and it was hot outside.
Amy: Yes, it would be.
Bob: I really wish it wasn't so hot every day.
Amy: Me too. I can't wait until winter.
Bob: I like winter too, but sometimes it gets too cold.
Amy: I'd rather be cold than hot.
Bob: Me too.
Amy: It doesn't look very nice outside today.
Bob: You're right. I think it's going to rain later.
Amy: In the middle of the summer, it shouldn't be raining.
Bob: That wouldn't seem right.
Amy: Considering that it's over ninety degrees outside, that would be weird.
Bob: Exactly, it wouldn't be nice if it started raining. It's too hot.
Amy: I know, you're absolutely right.
Bob: I wish it would cool off one day.
Amy: That's how I feel, I want winter to come soon.
Bob: I enjoy the winter, but it gets really cold sometimes.
Amy: I know what you mean, but I'd rather be cold than hot.
Bob: That's exactly how I feel.
Part 2 Nice Day
Amy: It's such a nice day.
Bob: Yes, it is.
Amy: It looks like it may rain soon.
Bob: Yes, and I hope that it does.
Amy: Why is that?
Bob: I really love how rain clears the air.
Amy: Me too. It always smells so fresh after it rains.
Bob: Yes, but I love the night air after it rains.
Amy: Really? Why is it?
Bob: Because you can see the stars perfectly.
Amy: I really hope it rains today.
Bob: Yeah, me too.
Amy: Isn't it a nice day?
Bob: It really is.
Amy: It seems that it may rain today.
Bob: Hopefully it will.
Amy: How come?
Bob: I like how clear the sky gets after it rains.
Amy: I feel the same way. It smells so good after it rains.
Bob: I especially love the night air when it rains.
Amy: Really? Why?
Bob: The stars look so much closer after it rains.
Amy: I really want it to rain today.
Bob: Yeah, so do I.
Part 3 Weather Change
Amy: I really want to go to the beach this weekend.
Bob: That sounds like fun. What's the weather going to be like?
Amy: I heard that it's going to be warm this weekend.
Bob: Is it going to be perfect beach weather?
Amy: I believe so.
Bob: Good. I hope it doesn't cool off this weekend.
Amy: I know. I really want to go to the beach.
Bob: But you know that California weather is really unpredictable.
Amy: You're right. One minute it's hot, and then the next minute it's cold.
Bob: I really wish the weather would just stay the same.
Amy: I do too. That way we can have our activities planned ahead of time.
Bob: Yeah, that would make things a lot easier.
Amy: I would like to take a trip to the beach this weekend.
Bob: A trip to the beach would be fun. How is the weather going to be?
Amy: The forecast says that it will be warm on the weekend.
Bob: So do you think it'll be perfect weather for the beach?
Amy: It sounds like it will be.
Bob: I really hope it doesn't get cold.
Amy: That would ruin things, I want to go so badly.
Bob: The weather in California is unpredictable, so you never know.
Amy: That is true. The weather is constantly changing.
Bob: It would be nice if the weather would never change.
Amy: That would be great, then we could plan things sooner.
Bob: True. Predictable weather would make life easier.
날씨에 대한 다양한 표현들
자기소개에 대한 다양한 표현들