Meeting people at a dinner

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

Instructions

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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Average: 4.1 (7 votes)

Submitted by 7Elhoussaine A. on Fri, 03/07/2020 - 16:07

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I don't meet a lot of friends every day, because I'm still student so as a student you know all the other students in your class or your school! Nothing new.

Submitted by Ronake on Sun, 28/06/2020 - 20:28

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I meet people every day in my job, because I'm working for a huge international company, that have 500 employees, so each day I'm seeing a new employee. This is a great opportunity, to meet new people to have lunch together and share their experiences. Fortunately, they all come from different countries and the culture is different, so every time I meet them, I learn new things from them. It's like visiting each time new places and gaining new experiences.

Submitted by Ragdaalamin on Tue, 23/06/2020 - 08:44

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with greeting and smail to let them feel cmfort and welcme. generous at gave them jucse or tea and make small talk.

Submitted by joshnamep on Tue, 23/06/2020 - 04:46

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Actually no, although I would love to talk to them but sometimes I feel shy and don't want to approach them
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Submitted by Hennadii on Fri, 19/06/2020 - 15:11

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Honestly, I've never been an open person, so COVID-19 hasn't changed my life much. I enjoy time with my family and my very close friends

Submitted by Gessie on Fri, 12/06/2020 - 18:38

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I like to meet new people. We talk about us and about our country

Submitted by Hien Thi Ngo on Mon, 08/06/2020 - 07:46

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Before Covid-19 I kind of open. I like to talk with new people about social problems. But now, We have to wear mask everywhere outside so I rarely meet new people. I hope covid-19 is going to be control soon.

Submitted by iisrimadanti20 on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 04:56

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i always meet new people because my job need a lot to often interactions to people

Submitted by MAE on Sat, 06/06/2020 - 14:09

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Actually, it depends on many facts. I always meet a variety of people in school, in the gym, in the supermall or everywhere I came. But now, I am in self-isolation. So I can't meet people for such a long time.

Submitted by Asni on Fri, 05/06/2020 - 18:28

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After my graduation, I started to meet new people once in a blue moon. Most of the time, that happens either in the gym, or when I go on holiday in the airport or even after getting on the plane if I manage to start a conversation with the person sitting next to me...