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 cacaulago on Thu, 06/10/2022 - 21:04


sometimes it's great to meet new people because you will always discover something new

Submitted by J-Castle on Tue, 27/09/2022 - 11:00


Do you like meeting new people?
Absolute no !!
I’m a shy and introverted person.
During the COVID 19 lockdown, I spent a lot of time in my home and I was a happy man.
In spite of the confinement my family and I used the time perfectly, studying online, cooking, doing homework and even I repaired some stuff (handyman).
As conclusion I do not like meet new people.

Submitted by Kelyoh on Wed, 14/09/2022 - 21:46


yes, i like it , i would like to improve my speaking for have a great conversatión with them .

Submitted by patipatka34 on Wed, 14/09/2022 - 12:00


Yes I like meeting new people. In fact, I am studying at University and I meet new people all the time, you know, I will not hide from them so yes, that's the student life.

Submitted by farshid2993 on Tue, 06/09/2022 - 09:29


yes because we can to learn many thing and get many information

Submitted by jeffaoamorim on Mon, 05/09/2022 - 19:46


I really like meeting more people. Even more so now that I am learning the English language, it would be amazing to meet native people.

Submitted by SABRINA PEREIR… on Fri, 26/08/2022 - 16:26


I love meeting new people, I always learn something good or bad hahahhah

Submitted by Sofía02 on Tue, 16/08/2022 - 04:21


Not really, because I find it hard to talk to people. I’m shy and I’m not good at taking the first step in a conversation.

Submitted by sg_milad on Sun, 07/08/2022 - 19:01


no i hate the people

Submitted by Youssef Karfouh on Thu, 21/07/2022 - 12:37


Yeah, absolutely I really like to meet new people, because you learn more about their culture, religion, country, mother tongue... so I can exchange information with each other