introductions and greetings
1. Listening You are going to hear a number of people introducing themselves. Some of the introductions involve two people, some involve three. First look at the conversations in the pictures below. Then, as you listen, number these conversations in the order you hear them. The first one has been done for you.
a.( ) A: Hello, I'm...
B: Nice to meet you. My name's...
b.( ) A: Hello, let me introduce myself. My name's...
B: Pleased to meet you. I'm...
c.( ) A: I don't know anyone here. You'll have to introduce me
B: Of course, Roger ,this is...
C: Nice to meet you.
d.( ) A: How do you do? My name's...
B: Nice to meet you. Mine's...
e.( ) A: I haven't met your Managing Director yet.
B: Oh, I'm sorry. Dr. Mannheim, this is .
C: Very nice to meet you.
f.( ) A: Let me introduce you two. Maxine, this is Francis.
B: Nice to meet you.
g.( ) A Could you introduce me to the Marketing Manager?
B: Of course, John...Philip, let me introduce you to ...
C: Nice to meet you.
(1) A: Hello, let me introduce myself. My name's Klein, Gunther Klein.
B: Pleased to meet you. I'm Geoff Snowdon.
(2) A: How do you do? My name's Paul Matthews.
B: Nice to meet you. Mine's Akira Mishima.
(3) A: Hello, I'm Tom.
B: Nice to meet you. My name's Francine.
(4) A: Peter, could you introduce me to the Marketing Manager?
B: Of course, John...Philip, let me introduce you to john, our new Computer Manager.
C: Nice to meet you, John, we're going to be working together.
(5) A: Herr Tubingen, I haven't met your Managing Director yet.
B: Oh, I'm sorry. Come and meet him. Dr Mannheim, this is Mr. Roberts. He's over from the States on a visit.
C: Very nice to meet you, Mr. Roberts. How long are you here for?
(6) A: Jane, I don't know anyone here. You'll have to introduce me.
B: Of course, I'll introduce you to Roger first. He's the host...Roger, this is Susan. She's just moved to the area.
C: Nice to meet you, Susan. Do you come from these parts?
(7) A: Let me introduce you two. Maxine, this is Francis.
B: Nice to meet you, Maxine. Are you an old friend of Tony's?
C: Oh yes, Tony and I have known each other for years, haven't we?
A: Yes, that's right.
2.Prisentation Introductions often include thes steps:
You heard two types of introduction:
Or } introduction --> response
request for introduction
You head two types of introduction:
introducing some one else
Notes:1. Some introductions are more formal than others. The use of first names indicates informality.
2. In English-speaking cultures, peolle usually shake hands on first meting.
Now listen again and indicate whether the introdcution is formal(F) or informal(I). The first one has been done for you.
Introduction 1 ( F) Introduction 2 ( )
Introduction 3 ( ) Introduction 4 ( )
Introduction 5 ( ) Introduction 6 ( )
Introduction 7 ( )
3. Contralled practice
Complete the introductions.
(1). Peter King introduces himself to Jack Simpson:
Peter King: Hello, My name's Peter King
Jack Simpson: I'm Jack Simpson.
(2). Philip introduces Sarah to James:
Sarah: Philip, I Here. You'll have to .
Philip: Of , I'll to James. He's an old friend of mine.
James, Sarah, she's just joined the company.
James: ,Sarah. Where do you come from?
(3). Rod Burton introduces Pete Taylor to an important custome:
Pete: Rod, I Mrs Rogers, the Purchasing Manager from Kentons.
Rod: I'm . Come and meet her. Mrs Rogers, Pete Taylor, our Export Sales Manager.
Mrs Rogers: What countries do you cover?
(4). Klaus Fischer introduces himself to an American visitor:
Klaus Fischer: How ? My
American: . Brenda Cole.
* We are going to be working together.
该句用的是将来进行时，意义相当于一般将来时，即该句也可以说成：We are going work together. 用将来进行时目的是语言更加形象生动。中国学生往往不敢用将来进行时。其实该时态用法与一般将来时基本一样，而且能丰富我们的表达方式，也更符合口语习惯。
eg. I will beworking in New York next month.
* have to 不得不，必须
have to 是一种客观要求。
eg. According to the contract[合同] wehave to pay by L/C[信用证]
"You must pay us by L/C," said the exporter.
* over (adv.)(跨过一定空间)到.............
eg. He's over from the States on a visit.
* the States 指美国[注意：首字母要大写并且要在词尾加-s表复数]
* be on a visit 在访问中
eg. I'm here on business. 我来这儿出差。
* host 主人
* Dr 为 doctor的缩写，是博士或医生的头衔。可以单独用来称呼人，也可以加在姓的前面称呼人。
eg. Dr Smith 史密斯博士/医生[依上下文而定]
* move 搬家，移动
eg. The traders are going to move theiroffice to Wall Street.
* join 加入，参加
eg. She's just joined the company.
He joined the marketing team last week.
* Purchasing Manager 采购经理
* Export Sales Manager 出口销售经理
* cover (业务)覆盖
eg. What countries do you cover?你们在哪些国家有业务?
The tea company covers almost all of East Asia. 这家茶叶公司与东亚各国几乎都有业务关系。
a By the way
b who is here to look at our research programme
c Chief Designer for Great Wall Toys
d We're very pleased that you could come today
e from the Beijing Technical Institute
f Are you going to give a talk at the conference
g And I'm very pleased to be here
h I've heard a lot about your research
i He's our Chief Technical Officer
ARTHUR: Jeff, I'd like you to meet Elen Wang (1).
She's the R&D Manager for our new Hong Kong Subsidiary. Elen, this is Jeff King. (2) . He'll answer all of your questions.
JEFF: Hello, pleased to meet you.
ELEN: How do you do? (3)
MIKE: It's difficult to find a seat, isn't it?
OLGA:Yes. It's a very popular lecture.
MIKE: (4), my name is Mike Collins, Denton Engineering.
OLGA: I'm Olga-Olga Zhang (5).
MIKE: Hi, Olga, nice to meet you. (6)?
OLGA: No. I just have to write a report for my institute.
PETER: Now, may I introduce you to Bill Wells, our Sales Manager? Bill, this is Li Fang, (7). She has a lot of ideas to discuss with us.
BILL: How do you do, Ms Li.
LI: How do you do.
BILL: (8) . Great Wall Toys is one of our most important suppliers, and we've head a lot about your design team.
LI: (9). Feedback from customers is very important to us.
1. A: Hello,(1) ( introduce) my self. My name's Klin.
B: (2) to meet you.
2. A: Peter, (3) (introduce) me to the Marketing Manager?
B: (4) , come and meet her.
3. A: Jane, I don't know anyone here. (5) (introduce) me.
B: (6). I'll introduce you the host first.
4. A: (7) (introduce) you two. Maxine, this is Francis.
B: (8) meet you. Maxine.
Key to Exercises-A
(1)-b (2)-i (3)-h (4)-a (5)-e (6)-f (7)-c (8)-d (9)-g
Key to Exercises-B
(1) let me introduce
(2) Pleased / Nice / Glad
(3) Could you introduce
(4) Of course
(5) You'll have to introduce
(6) Of course
(7) Let me introduce
(8) Nice / Pleased / Glad
Key to Translation
At a Christmas party of ABC Company, Mr Wang met Miss Smith. They have known each other for years.
1.Wang: I don't know anyone here. You'll have to introduce me.
Smith: Of course. I'll introduce you to Mr Brown first. He is our Computer Manager.
2.Smith: Mr Brown, please come and meet Mr Wang. He is over from China on a visit.
Brown: Very nice to meet you, Mr Wang. How long are you going to be here?