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.

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 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 a5536 on Fri, 12/03/2021 - 09:41

I would go to the north sea with the person and introduce her to my friends.

Submitted by Joha. Ka on Thu, 11/03/2021 - 11:12

I would show them the Speicherbecken, which is not far away. There is also a restaurant, where you can eat and drink something while your making a pause from swimming. I live in little village and you can not do much here. So this is a great thing to do in summer.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 23:43

My friend was new in my local area , so I showed him the town centre. I also showed him the food market and the mosque for praying.

Submitted by Saad786 on Mon, 01/03/2021 - 13:24

If someone new comes to our residential area, first of all I will show him prayer area , the restaurants and last, the guestrooms.

Submitted by John90 on Thu, 11/02/2021 - 04:20

Definitely I'll show her all the good places to get good and local food, and maybe the bars nearby and where the malls are too.

Submitted by German on Thu, 28/01/2021 - 02:23

I would show the tourisctics places, the ancient places, and plces where he or she can eat and drink a coffee

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

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!'



The LearnEnglish Team

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

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.