Benjamin: Lisa, I'm so glad to see you. How are you doing?
Lisa: Fine. I miss you so much, uncle Benjamin.
Benjamin: Me too. We haven't seen each other for years.
Lisa: It's been 3 years now.
Benjamin: How time flies! Now you are a college student out of a little girl.
Lisa: How is aunty Shirley?
Benjamin: Couldn't be better.
Lisa: How has May been?
Benjamin: She's been good. She is in grade one in Joy Chain high school. And she dreams to be a volunteer in 2008.
Lisa: That's great. How about little Daniel then?
Benjamin: He started to elementary school last year. He is counting the days to the Olympic Games. How are your parents doing?
Lisa: Not bad. They plan to visit you next year.
Benjamin: Really, I'll be so excited to see them. Make yourself at home. Let me make some tea for you.
Lisa: OK, thank you, uncle Benjamin.
Benjamin: Hello, I'm Benjamin, Daniel is my son. He started elementary school last year. And May is my daughter. She is a high school student. Shirley is my wife. Lisa is my brother's daughter. Lisa visits us sometimes. She is a college student now. We are so happy together.
uncle n. 叔叔
each other 彼此
college n. 大学
aunty n. 阿姨
dream vt. 做梦
elementary school 小学
make tea 沏茶
He is counting the days.
功能性语句扩展 Functional structure ——问候句型
Hello. 你好。（回答）Hello. 你好。
Hi. 你好。（回答）Hi. 你好。
How're things going? 你怎么样？
What's up? 怎么了？
How's everything? 怎么样了？
How's it going? 怎么样了？
Good morning. 早上好。（回答）Good morning. 早上好。
Good afternoon. 下午好。（回答）Good afternoon. 下午好。
Good evening. 晚上好。（回答）Good evening. 晚上好。
Good night. 晚安。（回答） Good night. 晚安。
How are you? 你好吗？
How're you doing? 你好吗？
Nice to meet you. 很高兴见到你。（回答）Nice to meet you. 很高兴见到你。
How do you do? 你好。（回答）How do you do? 很高兴见到你。
Fine, thanks, and you? 很好，谢谢，你呢？
Good. Thanks, how about you? 很好，谢谢，你怎么样？
Not bad, you? 不赖，你呢？
Couldn't be better. 好得不能再好了。
Just so so. 一般化。
Nothing new. 没什么新鲜事。
Same old, same old. 老样子。