TESOL/Saying goodbye

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Family waving goodbye

Key sentences

Saying goodbye Letting their partner go
I'd better (verb). Yeah, me too.
Yeah, it's getting late.
Saying goodbye Letting their partner go
I (verb) go. Ok.
Letting their partner go Saying goodbye
Well, I'll let you (verb). Yeah, I'd better get back too.
Saying goodbye Letting their partner go
Thanks for (noun).
It was good seeing you.
You're welcome.
Don't mention it.
It was my pleasure.
Saying goodbye Letting their partner go
I'll (verb) you later.
Let's meet again soon.
Yeah, (agreement).
Definitely.

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

I'd better (verb).
verb sentence
go I'd better go.
get back to work I'd better get back to work.
get going I'd better get going.
be going I'd better be going.
I (verb) go.
verb sentence
should I should go.
have to I have to go.
*gotta I *gotta go.
ought to I ought to go.
Well, I'll let you (verb).
verb sentence
get back Well, I'll let you get back.
go Well, I'll let you go.
get back to work Well, I'll let you get back to work.
return to work Well, I'll let you return to work.
Thanks for (noun).
noun sentence
lunch Thanks for lunch.
coffee Thanks for coffee.
meeting me Thanks for meeting me.
having me Thanks for having me.
I'll (verb) you later.
verb sentence
see I'll see you later.
talk to I'll talk to you later.
catch up with I'll catch up with you later.
email I'll email you later.
Yeah, (agreement).
agreement sentence
until then Yeah, until then.
we should Yeah, we should.
I'd like that Yeah, I'd like that.
that sounds good Yeah, that sounds good.

Example

Practice this conversation.

Saying goodbye Letting their partner go
I'd better (go). Yeah, me too.
Saying goodbye Letting their partner go
I (should) go. Ok.
Letting their partner go Saying goodbye
Well, I'll let you (get back). Yeah, I'd better get back too.
Saying goodbye Letting their partner go
Thanks for (lunch). You're welcome.
Saying goodbye Letting their partner go
I'll (see) you later. Yeah, (until then).

Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Saying goodbye Letting their partner go

I'd better ... .

Yeah, me too.

Saying goodbye Letting their partner go
I ... go. Ok.
Letting their partner go Saying goodbye
Well, I'll let you .... Yeah, I'd better get back too.
Saying goodbye Letting their partner go
Thanks for .... You're welcome.
Saying goodbye Letting their partner go
I'll ... you later. Yeah, ....

Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Saying goodbye Letting their partner go
Say goodbye. Let your partner go.

Further study


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Quiz[edit]

Put this conversation in order.

1 2 3
Yeah, I'd like that.
I'd better let you go.
Let's meet again soon.


Notes[edit]

* "gotta" is a casual way of saying "got to," as in "I got to go," which is a casual way of saying "I have to go."