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 Tiara on Fri, 10/03/2023 - 11:24


I'm an introvert. So, I don't like meeting new people. But I'll try to say these words when I meet new people.

Submitted by julia.LENCINA1 on Tue, 21/02/2023 - 19:26


i don´t like meeting with new people

Submitted by moon_7 on Mon, 06/02/2023 - 14:41


Yes, I like meet new people, but I'm introvert, so it's hard for me to talk

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Submitted by Mikel IBK on Sun, 22/01/2023 - 10:27


Sure, I would like to meet new people.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Sat, 14/01/2023 - 22:09


Yes, I like meeting with new people.

Submitted by arunvp21 on Tue, 10/01/2023 - 15:59


Well my answer is no. I am a introvert person .

Submitted by Ndrkdbrgnv on Sun, 08/01/2023 - 13:14


To be honest, no. Cause i'm an introvert person so it's difficult for me to communicate with new people. I'm trying to solve this problem. Even if, i'm polite to them it doesn't mean that i've accepted them.

Submitted by Rita25 on Mon, 12/12/2022 - 12:45


Not really, I'm very reserved and not an easy going type. As my daily humdrum gets unbearable, to make matter worse this seem endless pandemic and homesickness is already tough for me. I long to meet new people with interesting personality, I yearn to express myself freely, share my thoughts and have a good laugh with friends. One thing is for sure, the once was lone wolf me is now eager to get out of her comfort zone meet new people and just enjoy the company of others.