Meeting people at a dinner

Listen to introductions at a dinner party to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Transcript

Charles: Hello, Julian.

Julian: Hello, Charles. How are you?

Charles: I'm fine. Fine. Julian, do you remember Alyssa?

Julian: No, I don't.

Charles: She's Ben's sister. Do you remember? We were all at Ben's wedding together.

Julian: Ah, yes, I do – in that old castle. Was it in January?

Charles: Yes, it was! Alyssa was there.

Alyssa: Hello. Nice to meet you ... again.

Julian: Hello, nice to meet you too, Alison.

Alyssa: I'm not Alison.

Julian: What?

Alyssa: My name isn't Alison. It's Alyssa.

Julian: I'm sorry. Nice to meet you, Alyssa.

Charles: Good. Would you like a drink?

Julian: Good idea.

Alyssa: Yes, please.

Charles: Here you are.

Alyssa and Julian: Thanks!

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Submitted by muditha906 on Fri, 07/06/2019 - 05:42

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I hardly ever meet new people

Submitted by HamidrezaNazem on Thu, 23/05/2019 - 13:42

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I can't say any time correctly but I think each Friday. We have a friendly meeting on every Friday.

Submitted by khemissi on Sat, 18/05/2019 - 09:00

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Hello ,meeting peuple it is vert interesting bécasse you must change your experience witty them.

Submitted by Setareh on Mon, 13/05/2019 - 03:22

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I hardly ever meet new people, because in my job i only meet my colleagues.
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Submitted by Stanley Alvarez on Sat, 04/05/2019 - 04:32

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Not very often, because I don't leave my house frequently. But, when I'll finish my university study, I think I'll meet many people.

Submitted by Ransom on Mon, 29/04/2019 - 12:51

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Hello. Is it mistake in first task - “do you know Alyssa” instead “do you remember Alyssa” ?
Hello Ransom 'Do you know Alyssa?' is also grammatically correct here, but is not as specific as 'Do you remember Alyssa?' In general, we say 'Do you know ...?' when we don't know if the other person has met the other person. In this case, Charles knows that Julian met Alyssa, which is why he says 'Do you remember Alyssa?' instead. All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by César Árraga on Fri, 19/04/2019 - 01:15

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I meet new people every now and then, generally when I sometimes participate in lecture or trainings in some institutions. There are too many people that I don't know and I greet some who are near me. Also, when I go to birthday of my relatives or friends.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Tue, 09/04/2019 - 18:05

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I meet new people quite frequently, especially at the gym, where I go from Monday to Wednesday.
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Submitted by mehrazin on Mon, 08/04/2019 - 18:44

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Dear British council team i meet new people every now and then because i am public relations manager and it s one of my necessitates of my job . then i have to go on communicating them to persuade and encourage them to sign my consumers cooperative contract . in my personal life i meet new people to get acquainted with them and after all the best ones would be left in my life. Best wishes for you