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Episode 01: Meeting friends

In this first episode our friends meet up in a café.

Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello there!!

One question, everybody introduces himself with: I am instead of my name is! Is this used in informal way? and formal?

Hello jpkeiros,

We use both of these to introduce ourselves but I would say that I'm... is much more common. My name is... is rather more formal and is more common in formal situations and in writing (at the start of a letter, for example).



The LearnEnglish Team

Many thanks Peter, !!!

Hello again jpkeiros,

No, only option a is correct: We're waiting to meet Julie.


It is possible to make a sentence using the preposition 'for' but not with option b or c. You could say the following:

We're waiting for Julie.

We're waiting for a meeting.

We're waiting for the meeting.

We're waiting for the meeting with Julie.

However you cannot say:

We're waiting for meeting.



The LearnEnglish Team


To get to know each other, we usually do self-introduction, well, I'm Tomoaki from Japan, I live in Saitama, next to Tokyo, to the north. I love math and playing the piano. My job is translation of English, nice to see you, everyone!

hello I am new hear.this part is my first work it was attractive, thanks a lot.
I cant understand what is the meaning of " thought so!" ?

Hello mina66,

We say 'thought so!' when something we believe turns out to be true. For example:

Hi there. Are you from Edinburgh, by any chance?

Yes, I am.

Thought so! I heard you speaking to the receptionist in the hotel. I'm from Edinburgh myself.



The LearnEnglish Team

thanks alot

It's a great exercise!! It's very helpful to have both exercise listening and grammar.