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!

Discussion

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Submitted by Miti on Wed, 28/10/2020 - 17:50

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This part have a wrong In task1 we have a ^do you know Alyssa ?^ but it isn’t in transcript

Hello Miti,

You are right, but we included 'Do you know Alyssa?' instead of 'Do you remember Alyssa?' because we thought it was more useful to know. 

I'm sorry if this caused any confusion, and thanks for letting us know.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk! In my opinion, " Do you know Alyssa? " and "Do you remember Alyssa?". These are 2 different speaking ways. However they are same meanning. The purpose of the talk is to ask this person to know anther one or not. Is it correct ?

Hello Loan,

In this context, yes, they mean much the same thing, though I think one could argue that in general they have different meanings. If we know someone, it generally means we have met them and are familiar with them -- sometimes just a little and sometimes much more -- and all of this implies that we remember them. We can remember people that we know and also people that we don't, though usually we'd probably say that we know them.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Carlos Cabrera on Thu, 22/10/2020 - 21:50

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In my work knows many people, is very interesting each person has a history and are special. Knows people are great adventure, satisfaction and blessing.

Submitted by GhazalQadriRazvi on Mon, 19/10/2020 - 22:05

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I don't meet new people more often but I like to meet new people with positive energies and good knowledge so I can learn something from them.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Mon, 19/10/2020 - 06:29

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Often, I don't meet new people because covid-19 pandemic. I am a student so my mostly time spend in study.

Submitted by Zazil on Fri, 16/10/2020 - 22:48

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In the last months I have not meet new people due to confinement.

Submitted by wiwin on Thu, 15/10/2020 - 13:05

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in my previous job as a salesperson, I met a lot of clients

Submitted by Ugulhan on Thu, 15/10/2020 - 06:07

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Overall, I haven't met new people, yet. Due to coronavirus stuff, I have been at home and done study things. Usually, I would like to meet and talk to new people at my workplace or even during the holiday.