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 Kaique Machado on Tue, 03/11/2020 - 02:09

Yes i like meeting new people

Submitted by Lilly098 on Sun, 25/10/2020 - 19:30

I love meeting new people because I can always learn something new. But I am so introvert that I can not talk in a group. I prefer to interact with new people in person.

Submitted by Thair Theint T… on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 03:46

Thanks. This lesson is very useful for me. My listening & speaking skill is more improved.

Submitted by guitardude on Thu, 22/10/2020 - 21:16

Hello, can you please tell me is this sentence correct or not ? And why ? Emir offers to show the office to Anya

Hello guitardude,

Yes, that sentence is fine, grammatically speaking. Of course, whether or not it is appropriate will depend on the context in which it is used and the intention of the speaker.



The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by alexiaimogen on Wed, 21/10/2020 - 07:13

Yes of course, but sometimes I've got a little bit nervous at first.

Submitted by Nurieta on Thu, 15/10/2020 - 15:11

Well, I like to meet new people, but recognize it is a little bit embarrassing, because you have to talk to different things,.....What do you like? what do you do? Do you like black or white? ... ummm

Submitted by Victor Hugo Fl… on Wed, 14/10/2020 - 19:56

Of course, I like to meet new people, I enjoy talking and working with more people

Submitted by togrul01 on Sun, 11/10/2020 - 20:27

Yes, I do. In my opinion, new friends are new experiences.