Everyday English for ESL kids

Greetings and Responses

lessons for kids learning everyday English expressions

Learn English through pictures, sounds and sentence examples! In this lesson you will learn some basic greetings and responses.


There are many greetings in English, for example, Hello, Hi, How do you do. But the most common one is Hello.

You can use Hello at any time of the day, with friends, family, and even people you don't know too well. Here are some examples.

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Hello there!

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Hello, Greengo!

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Hello, how are you?

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Hello, aunt Mary!

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Hello, Santa! How are you?
Busy making games
Checking children's names.
How are you?

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Hello, Rudolph! How are you?
Landing on your toes,
Lighting up your nose.
How are you?

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Hello, Elf! How are you?
Busy wrapping toys
For the girls and boys.
How are you?

How are you?

After you greet someone, it is customary to ask How are you?

You can respond to this in many ways. Here are some examples.

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I'm fine, thank you.

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Great, thanks, and you?

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I'm very well, thanks.

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Not too bad, thank you.

How do you do?

We sometimes say How do you do. It is not a question. It is another, very formal way of saying Hello.

Here are some examples.

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How do you do, madam?

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How do you do.

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How do you do, Mr Greetings?

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Pleased to meet you, Mr Catson.