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Chihiro: Hey everybody, I'm Chihiro and you're listening to Basic Bootcamp Lesson 1 - Self Introduction - Basic Greetings in English.
Ryan: Hi everybody, I'm Ryan and welcome to our 5 part series that will help you understand the English language just a little better.
Chihiro: Right, we're starting off with the basics so that you can brush up on your existing English, but we'll also try to expand on our explanation for those who are a little more advanced and want some insight.
Ryan: Yup, either way, you can learn English with us in a modern and fun way that fits your lifestyle. By the way Chihiro, bootcamp?... Sounds a bit scary doesn't it?
Chihiro: Yes, that's just to keep you on your toes, but don't worry, I'm sure you'll enjoy the lesson.
Ryan: In this lesson you'll will learn how to introduce yourself formally and casually
Chihiro: The formal conversation takes place in an office, and the casual one takes place at a party
Ryan: Each conversation is between two people
Chihiro: The speakers are business people in the first conversation, and in the second they are a friend and a family member.

Lesson conversation

Mr. Anderson: Hello, nice to meet you. I'm Hugo Anderson.
Ms. Smith: Hi, Mr. Anderson. I'm Kendra Smith, nice to meet you too.
Mr. Anderson: Please call me Hugo.
Informal
Hugo: Hey, I'm Hugo. How's it going?
Kendra: Hi there, I'm Kendra, Anthony's sister.
Hugo: So you're his sister! I'm his roommate!
English Host: Letโ€™s hear the conversation one time slowly.
Mr. Anderson: Hello, nice to meet you. I'm Hugo Anderson.
Ms. Smith: Hi, Mr. Anderson. I'm Kendra Smith, nice to meet you too.
Mr. Anderson: Please call me Hugo.
Informal
Hugo: Hey, I'm Hugo. How's it going?
Kendra: Hi there, I'm Kendra, Anthony's sister.
Hugo: So you're his sister! I'm his roommate!
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Chihiro: Now introductions are first impressions that require both sides to do the right thing. That's why it's important to do them correctly, especially if the occasion is formal. Look in the person's eyes when you talk to him or her, but don't stare for too long.
Ryan: And offer a friendly smile because that's always a kind gesture. Remember to talk in a voice that's audible, but don't shout.
Chihiro: It's also common to shake hands with people you meet for the first time, both in formal and informal situations. It's a very old custom that has various stories explaining its origin.
Ryan: Shaking hands requires both parties to do it correctly. If you don't usually shake hands in your country, this might feel odd.
Chihiro: So just give a light squeeze that's not too strong and not too limp.
Ryan: Now, in general, people call others by their first name, both among friends and also in business. However, there are situations when people address others by "Mr.," "Ms.," "Miss," "Mrs.," "Dr.," "Professor," and so forth.
Chihiro: It might be kind of hard to decide at first, so if you 're unsure of whom to call what, you can start with "Mr." for men and "Ms." for women, and then the person may tell you to call him or her something else.
Vocabulary and Phrases
Ryan: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
: The first word we shall see is:
Chihiro: to meet [natural native speed]
Ryan: to come together
Chihiro: to meet [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: to meet [natural native speed]
: Next:
Chihiro: to be [natural native speed]
Ryan: to exist or to exist as
Chihiro: to be [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: to be [natural native speed]
: Next:
Chihiro: please [natural native speed]
Ryan: used for polite requests
Chihiro: please [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: please [natural native speed]
: Next:
Chihiro: sister [natural native speed]
Ryan: female sibling
Chihiro: sister [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: sister [natural native speed]
: Next:
Chihiro: roommate [natural native speed]
Ryan: a person living in the same room, apartment or house
Chihiro: roommate [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: roommate [natural native speed]
KEY VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
Ryan: Let's have a closer look at the usuage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Chihiro: The first word/phrase weโ€™ll look at is....
Ryan: Let's have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Chihiro: The first phrase is....
Ryan: Hello
Chihiro: vs.
Ryan: Hi
Chihiro: vs.
Ryan: Hey
Chihiro: These three words mean the same thing. "Hello" is more formal than "hi"; however, in many formal situations, it's okay to use "hi." We only use "hey" with informal company.
Ryan: Good point, now let's look at
Chihiro: "Nice to meet you"
Ryan: and
Chihiro: "How's it going?"
Ryan: "Nice to meet you" is a standard phrase we say when we meet somebody for the first time. You can reply by using the same phrase and adding "too." You can also say "pleasure" or "pleased to meet you." We use "how's it going" in informal situations, as well as to people you already know instead of asking "how are you?"
Chihiro: Now, the next phrase is,
Ryan: "Please call me..."
Chihiro: You can tell the other person what you would like him or her to call you. This is always helpful for both people. Some people prefer others to call them by a nickname, and they will tell you so.
Ryan: And the last phrase is,
Chihiro: "Anthony's sister"
Ryan: and
Chihiro: "I'm his roommate"
Ryan: Sometimes you can tell the person your relation to somebody he or she might know so that the person can get a better idea of who you are.
Chihiro: Good point, now onto another good point, the grammar

Lesson focus

Ryan: Now, the only grammar we'd like to go over is the verb "to be"
Chihiro: Now is a good time to know the meaning of the verb "to be." We use this verb to point out the identity of something, and we use it as an auxiliary verb as well. Therefore, we use it A LOT!
Ryan: It's conjugated as,
Chihiro: I am, you are, he is, she is, it is, we are, they are
Ryan: It's the main verb in the introductions. Even advanced English speakers get the conjugation wrong from time to time, so make sure you know it by heart! That just about does it for today. [marketing piece]
Ryan: See you all next time.
Chihiro: Bye for now!

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Dear Ngoc,

Thank you for the further details - I have checked the transcript and both are matching:

"Those who are a little more advanced and want some insight..."

This is what is said in the audio too.


The only difference was that Chihiro said "right" instead of "yes". We've fixed it already.

Glad to have you on board and if you have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask!

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dear all,


Thank you very much for your answering my questions. The problem is in this paragraph:


Chihiro Yes, we're starting off with the basics so that you can

brush up on your existing English, but we'll also try to

expand on our explanation for :" those who are a little

more" advanced and want some insight.


It is at the second 43 to 45. I heard that the audio and the transcript did not match together.


could you help me to check again please and give me the correct information.


I am very pleasure to stay and learn on your website.


nice time all

Ngoc