Meeting new people

In this video, Vanya meets Emir and Yuna. Listen to the language they use for meeting new people and practise saying the useful phrases.

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and do the exercises to check your understanding and practise the language.


Ana: Hi! I'm Ana. Welcome to What to Say!

Do you know what to say when you meet new people? Listen out for useful language for meeting new people. Then, we'll practise saying the new phrases – after this. 


Vanya: Hi.

Emir: Hello.

Vanya: Are you Paul?

Emir: No, I'm not. But he asked me to meet you. I'm Emir. You must be Vanya.

Vanya: Yes, I am. Nice to meet you.

Emir: You too. Can I show you the office?

Vanya: Perfect. Thanks. 

Emir: So how was your journey?

Vanya: It was fine and it's great to be here!

Emir: Well, it's great to have you here. Can I get you a coffee?

Vanya: Oh, yes, please.

Emir: Ah, Yuna, this is Vanya.

Yuna: Oh, hi, I'm Yuna. Nice to meet you. Welcome to the team!


Ana: Hello again! That went well. OK, did you notice the useful phrases used for meeting new people? Listen to me and then repeat. 


Hi, I'm Yuna. 

You must be Vanya.

Nice to meet you.

You too. 

This is Vanya.

So how was your journey?

It's great to be here!

Welcome to the team! 


Ana: Try and use some of these phrases the next time you meet new people in English. Bye for now!


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Submitted by M19 on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 12:23

Sometimes, under certain circumstances and for a common goal. An obvious situation is at work when new staff are recruited and they need an orientation of the systems or departments. Perhaps and if I am allocated to do this, then I would have no choice but to first to introduce myself even though I usually don't like meeting new people.

Submitted by Phan Bao Dung on Tue, 21/07/2020 - 17:36

Yes, I do. This is an opportunity for me to have new friends.

Submitted by Benatawa on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 16:39

Yes, it's always a treasure to meet new people. It gives you a chance to see things differently and helps to broaden your horizons!

Submitted by Asni on Thu, 16/07/2020 - 22:27

Sure, it is always great to meet new people. It is like going to a new place, we have an instinctive curiosity and desire to know more about other people.

Submitted by bren on Thu, 16/07/2020 - 02:17

Yes I like to meeting new people. From they, I always get a new information. But, firstly it will be awkward because I'm an introvert

Submitted by mohnuriman on Fri, 10/07/2020 - 13:47

I often meet new people in my life. sometimes on the street or in other places. it is nice when we are talking to each other and have camaraderie. hope we are on this course meet someday in the real-world. Thank you

Submitted by fatfat on Fri, 03/07/2020 - 13:14

I like to meet new people but in the beginning I don't talk a lot. After I observe him/her I decide whether she will my friend or not. Actually I am not so friendly I love to be alone more.

Submitted by Minyoung on Fri, 03/07/2020 - 01:48

I am happy to know here.
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Submitted by Hennadii on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 16:41

I can't say I like to meet new people. On the one hand, meeting someone new is a great opportunity to learn something important from that person. You may make some useful professional contacts which could help you in your carrier or just find your soul mate who could enrich your life. On the other hand, you never know what kind of person is this. Is he (or she) toxic, or brutal, or dishonest?