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.

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 ANOUAR on Thu, 25/11/2021 - 14:12

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I will show him people in our area then the bus stop or the parking car also I will show him coffee shops and restaurants near us.

Submitted by ElzbietaEla on Tue, 02/11/2021 - 17:05

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I would like to show her / him beautiful lakes and forests.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Sun, 24/10/2021 - 13:17

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i think it will be my local food, it will be a present for my friends when they come to my area

Submitted by Prabha on Sat, 09/10/2021 - 10:50

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If someone visits my area for the first time, I would welcome them and offer the services they need.

Submitted by KATIELLE RAIAN… on Tue, 27/07/2021 - 18:53

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I would show them all the interesting things that exist here.

Submitted by GiulianaAndy on Mon, 21/06/2021 - 21:12

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I would show them one of the best places to eat junk food around there

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

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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

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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.