exercises and solutions about the correct way of introducing yourself in English:
Question 1 of 6
Which is the correct option:
Pleased to meet you.
Question 2 of 6
Which is the suitable answer to the following statement:
How do you do?
Im Englischen wird die Frage „How do you do?“ nur bei einem ersten Kennenlernen verwendet. Die korrekte idiomatische Antwort ist ebenfalls die Frage „How do you do?“
Verwechseln Sie dies nicht mit „How are you doing?“, wenn diese Frage im present progressive gestellt wird, ist man tatsächlich am Wohlbefinden der Person interessiert.
Die richtige Antwort wäre hier: „Fine thank you, and you?“
Question 3 of 6
Which is the correct answer to the following introduction:
„Please meet my wife.“
Question 4 of 6
Match the elements to meaningful dialogs:
- Nice to meet you, too.
- How do you do?
- Oh, hello. I have alread heard so much about you.
- Yes, we used to work for the same company.
- No, unfortately not. Nice to meet you. Hi, Peter.
- We already know each other from the last meeting. Hi, Tim.
Nice to meet you.
How do you do?
Please meet my sister.
Have you two met?
Do you know Peter.
May I introduce you to Tim?
Question 5 of 6
Match the elements to form meaningful dialogs:
- that you know?
- to some folks.
- John from New York?
- very old friend of mine.
- don't we.
- for names.
- rings a bell somewhere.
- we met at the Hanover Fair last year.
Is there anybody here
Let me introduce you
Have you met
He is a
We know each other
I have a horrible memory
Sich auf Englisch vorstellen, nützliches Vokabular:
let me introduce you to…, please meet… = darf ich Ihnen vorstellen
have you met…, do you two know each other… = kennen Sie sich?
you name is familiar, your name rings a bell.. = Ihr Name kommt mir bekannt vor
nice to meet you, pleased to meet you = schön Sie kennenzulernen
nice to meet you, too, and you = ebenso
Question 6 of 6
Fill in the missing words to complete the dialog:
Hello Peter. This is Joe, have you (met)?
No, unfortunately not. How do you (do)?
How (do) you do?
May I introduce (you) to my sister?
(Nice) to (meet) you.
Your (face) looks familiar.
Yes, we (met) last year in Castrop-Rauxel.
- Hello Peter. This is Joe, have you (met)?
There is no second chance for a first impression. If you're off to a bad start in this respect, later on it will be very hard to get back into your good graces.
Therefore, it makes sense to wise up on the ususal expressions in a foreign language useful in this context.
Typical phrases English-speakers use to introduce themselves to each other, are the following:
Nice to meet you, good to meet you, pleased to meet you, how do you do etc…
To practice and to have a good command of them makes sense as, when speaking in a foreign language, you will be nervous at the beginning of a conversation.
If you don't practice relevant expressions, it might happen, that you remain speechless, when push comes to shove.