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 Ridho Rachman on Thu, 12/01/2023 - 02:42


when meeting new person in my city, it's a great to meet him in person. I will be please to show him the important and exiting places. Firtly, i will ask the way he finds this city. I will welcome to ask what anything he need here. After that, we will go to to see by motor to reach these places.

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Submitted by s'aws'an on Wed, 04/01/2023 - 21:28


i would show them the mountains because it's a few meters from my house .Also,i would take them to the river where they can breath fresh air next to water and jumping goats haha ,i would take them to the lake where they can make aquaintances with frogs haha .the middal og the city is too noisy and crowded and wouldn't recommend it for them .

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Fri, 12/08/2022 - 16:10


I would show her night market near my house. There has various food such as, pork meat stick, beef meat stick, many fries, traditional foods and other countries foods like thai food, chinese food, you can enjoy as you wish. Prices are affordable. I bet you will love that places.

Submitted by CrystalAeint on Wed, 13/07/2022 - 04:43


i well show them what shops were at. After that i well show them what ever shop they want . Then i well show them all around the city if we have time.

Submitted by khalid muhammed on Tue, 12/07/2022 - 10:08


First I will help him settle down and show him all the shops he needs to buy his things, then I will show him the best restaurant and cafes in my area, then we will come to the parks and malls.

Submitted by alevegaa on Fri, 10/06/2022 - 06:00


When someone new came to my local area I will show him all the nice parks, malls, restaurants and important places in my town

Submitted by Yamen.G on Fri, 27/05/2022 - 14:37


Thank you, very useful

Submitted by samaa1 on Tue, 26/04/2022 - 19:30


if they are new in my town, I will show them the places near the area such as restaurants and cafes, supermarkets..etc. then I will show them the best places to visit in my town.

Submitted by Mirna Mamdouh Sliem on Mon, 04/04/2022 - 17:01


At the beginning, I'll show him everything he is going to need it, such as markets, grocery stores, pharmacy and clothing shops as well. Then, the touristic areas and historical places in my country. Not only that, but also the coffee shops, malls and beauty salons as well.

Submitted by kimalex123 on Mon, 24/01/2022 - 12:35


Well, I think I would show some fancy restaurants to someone new to my local area.