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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Average: 4.2 (95 votes)

Submitted by Carlos Cabrera on Wed, 23/09/2020 - 13:44

Hi. I like new people. Each person is a new experience and it's an opportunity to exploring a different culture.
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Submitted by danisep on Sat, 19/09/2020 - 23:39

There is people with the ability to make friends at any place, I just want to build strong relationships with people to propelling my abilities and make us better each other

Submitted by Lena on Sun, 13/09/2020 - 08:11

Not always. Meeting someone new often makes me feel nervous but I'm trying to do my best and be positive about it.

Submitted by mauld on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 01:15

Yes, I do. But I'm sometimes meeting new people, so I actually love them.

Submitted by Pola on Mon, 07/09/2020 - 19:39

Yes, I do but when I meet a new one I being confused and worried

Submitted by Márcio S. dos Santos on Thu, 27/08/2020 - 03:34

Really love meeting new people.A chance to know new culture.

Submitted by Saish on Mon, 24/08/2020 - 08:03

Yes, I do like meeting new people. I like to strike a conversation with new people and like to know them better. Bright and positive people always interest me. I like to know people to know about the ideas, the talent they carry within themselves.

Submitted by HeinHtetKyaw on Sun, 23/08/2020 - 22:52

HI, everybody,! I like meeting new people cheerful in any situation