Mode of Greetings

LESSON – CONCEPT OF GREETING

 

TOPIC
  • Introduction
  • Mode of Greeting
  • Formal and Informal Greetings
  • Various Ways of Greetings in Nigeria
  • Greetings and Replies
  • Lesson Evaluation

 

INTRODUCTION

Greeting is a way of showing respect or appreciate to people.

It is a self expression that people intentional make their presence known to one and another.

Greeting is an important part of our daily life, culture or societal value.

It is an expression of pleasure on the point of meeting or seeing someone.

 

MODE OF GREETING

The mode of greeting is depend on culture, societal values or relationships among people.

Formal greeting may involve a verbal communication such as hello, good morning, etc. accompanied with facial expression, gestures, body language, or eye contact.

The most commonly mode of greeting here in Nigeria are as follows:

1. Handshaking

2. Kneel down

3. Prostrate

4. Bend

5. Salute

6. Hugging

7. Clenching of fist

 

FORMAL GREETINGS 

Formal greeting is the most polite and respectful form of greeting specially when interacting with people you do not know well.

Sometimes, It is also used welcome or recognize people.

 

It is as simple as saying,

Hello sir/ma/Treasure, etc.

Hello.

How are you?

Good morning.

Good afternoon.

Good evening.

What are you doing?

Nice to meet you.

How is it going?

 

INFORMAL GREETING

Informal greeting is commonly used when interacting with family members, friends, classmates, and other people you know well.

You don’t need to be formal in your greeting and don’t rude as well.

It is as simple as saying,

 

  • Hey!
  • What’s up?
  • Howdy!
  • How are ya?
  • Hi!
  • What’s new?
  • What’s going on?
  • How is it going?
  • How are things?

 

VARIOUS WAYS OF GREETINGS IN OUR COMMUNITY

GREETINGS IN YORUBA 

  • Morning – E kaaro (Good morning)
  • Afternoon – E kaasan (Good afternoon)
  • Evening/Night – E ku irole / E kale (Good evening)

 

GREETINGS IN IGBO 

  • Morning – Ututu oma or Ibolachi (Good morning)
  • Afternoon – Ezigbo ehihi (Good afternoon)
  • Evening – Mgbede oma (Good evening)

 

GREETINGS IN HAUSA

  •  Morning – Ina Kuana Barka da safe (Good morning)
  • Afternoon – Barka day amma (Good afternoon)
  • Evening – Barka day amma (Good evening)

 

PRACTICE AND DEMONSTRATE FORMS OF GREETING 

1. Kneel down (girls)

2. Prostrate (Boys)

3. Bend (both boys and girls)

4. Salute (police, military, students, etc.)

5. Hands shaking (friends)

6. Hugging (friends and family)

7. Clenching of fist (boys and girls), etc.

 

GREETINGS AND THEIR CORRESPONDING REPLIES

All forms of greeting can be followed by the following phrases to ask for some
detailed information, for example –

 

How are you?

  • I’m fine thank you.l
  • I’m okay.
  • I’m alright.

 

Nice to meet you.

  • Nice to meet you too.

 

How are you doing these days?

  • I’m doing well/great,…

 

How is life?

  • Life is good.
  • I’m very okay,…

 

How do you feel today?

  • I feel great.
  • I feel much better.

 

How do you do?

  • How do you do? 

 

How is home?

  • They are okay.
  • We thank God.
  • Not bad. 

 

How was the weekend? (any event)

  • It was very good.
  • We had a good time.
  • It was boring.
  • It was not so bad.

 

BENEFITS OF GREETING

The benefits of greeting are as follows:

1. It helps to start the day.

2. It helps to start to discuss other things.

3. It helps us show love and respect to one another.

4. It helps to show respect to our elders.

 

5. It helps us to live and work together in peace.

6. It helps us to keep our friendship.

7. It helps us to make new friends.

8. It helps to promote tolerance, good neighborliness, courtesy, friendliness, etc.

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Answer 5 questions only.

1. explain the meaning of greeting.

2. state 5 mode of greetings.

3. differentiate between formal and informal greetings.

4. practice and demonstrate 5 various of greetings in Nigeria with appropriate replies.

5. practice and demonstrate 5 formal greetings with appropriate responses.

6. discuss 5 benefits of greeting.

 

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