Meeting face-to-face

In this video, Noelia and Vanya meet each other for the first time. Listen to the language they use for meeting face-to-face and practise saying the useful phrases.

Instructions

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

Transcript

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

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

 

Eva: Hi.

Noelia: Hi, Eva. 

Eva: How are you?

Noelia: I'm very well. I love your hair. It's fabulous!

Eva: Thanks, Noelia! 

Vanya: Are you Noelia? 

Noelia: Vanya? 

Vanya: Yes!

Noelia: Hello! It's so good to finally meet you in person!

Vanya: You too! It's great to put a face to a name. I thought you were in Spain this week.

Noelia: I was, but I came back early. So, how are you finding it here?

Vanya: Fine! Really good! All the team have been so welcoming.

Noelia: Good! We have a lovely team here. Now, has Emir set you up with an email address? 

Vanya: He has. I'm all ready to go!

Noelia: Perfect! Is there anything else you need?

Vanya: Not right now, thanks.

Noelia: Well, let me know if I can help at all. 

Vanya: I will, thank you.

Noelia: Actually, I've got an idea. What are you doing later?

Vanya: I haven't got any plans.

Noelia: Great. Meet me here at six. Don't be late!

Vanya: So what's the plan? 

Noelia: We're going to see the local area by bike. I'll show you all the best coffee shops.

Vanya: Cool!

Noelia: Let's go!

 

Ana: Hello again! I think Noelia and Vanya are going to get on really well! So, did you notice the useful phrases used for meeting face-to-face? Listen to me and then repeat. 

 

It's so good to finally meet you in person.

It's great to put a face to a name.

How are you finding it?

Has Emir set you up with an email address?

Is there anything else you need?

Let me know if I can help at all.

What are you doing later?

I haven't got any plans.

 

Ana: Try and use some of these phrases the next time you meet someone face-to-face in English. Bye for now! 

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Submitted by masumeh on Sat, 16/01/2021 - 21:20

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Hi i don't understand what that mean " It's great to put a face to a name"

Hi masumeh,

We say this when we meet someone for the first time who we have spoken with or written to.

For example, you might write emails to someone for a period of time. You know the person as you have communicated with them and you know their name. When you finally see then you can put a face to their name. It's a way of saying 'now I know what you look like!'

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by sayyidam on Thu, 14/01/2021 - 10:39

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I would like to show them the best restaurant in the area, the right place to buy groceries at a cheap price, & the best destination to hangout with friends.

Submitted by YewandeAdeosun on Fri, 25/12/2020 - 18:53

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I would like to show my newest friend some chill spots around my area the next time he visits provided I can spare some time

Submitted by WalaaHayek on Mon, 30/11/2020 - 09:33

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I would like to show my boyfriend a nice place here in Lisbon, its called Praça de comércio. and i will invite him to eat pastel de nata, it is the best sweet i have ever eaten in Portugal.

Submitted by Marina Hornus on Sun, 29/11/2020 - 13:00

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My town is small. We do not have great places to see here. I will show you the river coast, we have a nice park around it. But be careful, I suggest people visit it during the day or at night if it is crowd because it can be dangerous if you are by yourself because there is a poor neighborhood near it and people who live there usually take your stuff away. a River where you have trees and you can swim better than in the sea.

Submitted by farhad zada on Wed, 25/11/2020 - 07:38

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I had showed the churchs around.

Submitted by Rodrigo Abrantes on Mon, 23/11/2020 - 18:34

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I would show you the meeting room, your workstation, the cafeteria and restrooms.

Submitted by Sana Omar on Mon, 23/11/2020 - 14:08

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I will show him how to get to transportation because it's very difficult where I live.

Submitted by fariba on Mon, 16/11/2020 - 11:18

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i will show historical places such as bridges and palace to them.