Lesson 1 - It’s nice to meet you – In a hotel lobby.

61 thoughts on “It’s nice to meet you – In a hotel lobby.

    • panji on said:

      Hey, “how you doing/how are you?”,

      listen Marcus I have some problem here, sometimes i’m afraid to “talk” properly sometimes I don’t understand which words I gonna use to start, example like above…how are you doing or how you doing? speak properly or talk properly?

      would You like to help me please because I really want to increase my English level to be native

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      • Marcus on said:

        Hello there. I think you need to use what comes naturally to you first so that you can keep your fluency. In formal situations you can use “How are you?” etc and “How are you doing?” in casual situations. It is usually the same in your native language as to when to use these which makes it easier. I think you need to worry less and use what comes natural to you. At the end of the day, communicating a message is the most important, even if it is not perfect. We go through all of this stuff on this site.

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  1. Marcus Whelan on said:

    Good question MJ!
    You can say:
    Hello
    Hi
    Hey
    Hey there
    Hi there

    *Hello is more formal. The others you can use in casual situations.

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  2. prasad on said:

    hi this is prasad i would like to chat up with u . if there is any possibilitt to talk to u , i will be ready. i had a ball watching ur lessons on youtube. why dont send me a bunch of videos that cantains ur lessons if don’t mind thank u . if i wanna ask u somthing that is realeted to doubts what should i do and how to cantact . really i cant’ say thank u enough for teaching me some of lessons

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    • Marcus Whelan on said:

      Hi Prasad,

      Great to talk to you and thank you very much for your comment. Please ask me any questions you like. You may email me anytime or leave a comment here. I try to respond as quick as possible. When I’m not in the studio I am usually here somewhere.

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  3. prasad on said:

    hi i wanna listen ur lessons what should i do . how to cantact u if i have any doubts. would mind sending me some videos of ur lessons to my mail. i can’t say thank u enough for teaching me.

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  4. Kit Chan on said:

    Hi, this is Kit. I am from Hong Kong. I have just finished Lesson 1. It is very good and also useful for me. Thank you!

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    • Marcus Whelan on said:

      Hi Kit, I am glad you like the lesson and welcome to the site. It’s very nice to have you here. How is it going in Hong Kong? I bet it is hot there right now.

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      • nisar hussain on said:

        Hi Marcus, this is Nisar Hussain from Pakistan.I listened and watched your lessons “It’s nice to meet you” It’s really really interesting and helpful for english learners. Thanks and Good Luck Whelan

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        • Marcus Whelan on said:

          Hi Nisar,
          Great to hear from you and even better to meet you. Thanks for dropping me a line here. I am glad you are enjoying the lessons. I have over 1300 of them on my site. Talk to you soon and take care. Marcus

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    • Marcus Whelan on said:

      Your name is like Ayrton Senna but with a different spelling. Do you pronounce it the same way? He is my favourite F1 driver of all time.

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  5. kcmailhk on said:

    Hi Marcus, I have finished lesson 1. I like the listening and shadow talk. I repeat to listen and read many times. It can improve my English. Thanks

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    • Marcus Whelan on said:

      Hi there. I am glad you like the shadow talk. To me this is one of the most powerful steps as most students have no chance to practice speaking. It also helps with getting used to speaking at real speed. Pronunciation Power is also a great step. As you go through the lessons the Shadow Talk will get a little faster. Enjoy!

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  6. KIT CHAN on said:

    Hi Marcus,
    I am Kit. The lesson 2 already started but I cannot enter the course. Can you please check for me? Thanks!

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  7. willie on said:

    hi mr.marcus Whelan I want to improve my English,can you teach me more.
    thank you very much!!!!Sir,im a Filipino but my English is poor.can you help me sir pls!

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    • Marcus Whelan on said:

      Hi there,
      Thanks for the nice message, I am happy to have you here. We are constantly making new content for students. I’ve just finished a 9 Blueray disk series for schools in Japan. Wish you the best of luck also and let me know if you have any questions.

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  8. tsengeee on said:

    hello mr.marcus i am so glad to here i am. thank u so much. your lesson is so interesthing. i like that so much, my english is not very good. i am styding english from my highschool . even though my english is still bad. these days i was lost my way to learn. would u give me some advise, please how am i memorize new words? i was memorizing so many new words but now i forgot almost all. i so proud of you and your job :) again thank u Mr . Marcus sorry maybe up there is so many mistakes in my comment, i dont know well grammar sorry

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    • admin on said:

      Your grammar is quite good, so don’t worry. The best way to remember new words is to use them. I would write them in a sentence or use them in a story. You can write it down or you can say it aloud. A good way would be to tell your friends or classmates a story using those words. Sometimes, the stories are quite funny when you use all of these words though it’s a great way to remember them. – You remember what you use! What you don’t use, you lose ; ) I hope this helps you. Thanks for the kind message. I’d like to help you as much as possible.

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  9. nick on said:

    hi marcus, i am starts exciting after gone through your english lesson 1. The shadow talk was the one i’m so impressive, i am just like talk to you face to face :)
    I think i have a problem for years which makes me so nervous while talking in english. Everytime i talk to other person, i always couldn’t bring out the words that i wanted to says to convey my message, then i stuck there whole day. after that, everytime i wanted to say something, my mind then automatically stop me from saying anything, i scared people laughing on my english.
    Can you suggest me how can i overcome this so that i can speak smooth&simple english?

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    • Marcus on said:

      Thanks for you nice comment and question. I believe that repetition will build your belief and confidence. With this, you will be able to say anything you like without worrying what other people think. I am here to help you, so let’s study hard together.

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  10. dimas on said:

    hello marcus, please helph me to learn english, i have many problem about my english , and my english so bad, especially in grammar and listening

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