How's it going?
And how're you doin'?
B MODELS (Read, Discuss and Perform the following model dialogues)
1. Two friends pass each other in the street.
FI: Hay, Jim. How's it going?
F2: Oh, hi, Nancy. O.K. How're you doin'? Long time no see.
F1: Yeah, it has been a long time. Too long. Unfortunately, I'm in kind of a rush right now. . .
F2: So am I. Catch you some other time, huh?
F2: Yeah. Let's get together sometime. Take it easy.
F2: You, too.
2. Two acquaintances meet in a supermarket and stop to talk.
A1: Hello, Stan. How have you been?
A2: Oh, hi, Luanne. Not bad, thank you. How about you?
A1: Pretty good. Today's shopping day, is it?
A2: Yeah. I have to buy a few things for dinner tonight.
A1: Uhmm. . .so do I. By the way, have you heard about Fred!
(a few minutes later)
A2: . . .that's really interesting about Fred. Well, I'd better finish my shopping. It's been really nice talking with you, Luanne.
A1: I've enjoyed it too. I hope we run into each other again.
A2: Yeah, I do, too. Take care, O.K.?
A1: Yeah, you, too.
3. A man who wants to check some books out of the library goes to the librarian's desk. L : Good afternoon, Sir. Can I help you?
M: Good afternoon. I'd like to check out these books if I may.
L: Yes, of course. Here, I'll take them. May I see your library card?
M: Yes. Here it is. . .
L: O.K., sir. Here you are. These will be due the 31st of the month. Enjoy your reading, and have a nice day.
M: You, too.
C SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES (Discuss and Perform)
Imagine the following situations. What would you do?
1. You unexpectedly meet a friend in the drugstore. You haven't seen each other for at least a couple of months.
2. A student meets his/her professor on the way to the library one afternoon
3. Two office workers meet by the C°PV machine at work. They know each other only slightly.