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 arti02 on Wed, 26/04/2023 - 10:35


yes I like to meet new people but whenever I talk to new people, I get very nervous And lose my confidence to connect with them.

Submitted by Awa9102000 on Tue, 18/04/2023 - 12:06


Hello, I am Awa. Meeting people might be fearful for some people like myself although I work on myself to feel confident. Most of the time, I slip out when I must be introduced to someone new. In an hand, it very useful and exciting when those whom I'm introduced are very kind and don't push me a lot.

Submitted by NasirRashid on Wed, 05/04/2023 - 18:51


Sure ! I like to meet new people on daily basis. I love to talk to them and get to know about them.

Submitted by Papia Mustary on Fri, 24/03/2023 - 10:24


Why the video isn’t playing smoothly?

Hello Papia Mustary,

The video is playing well for me and I've just checked the settings and everything seems to be in order.

I'd suggest trying it again after some time, as I think it must be a temporary problem.

But if you still have trouble, please let us know at what time in the video you start to have problems.

All the best,
LearnEnglish team

Hello sir,
My name is Moussa I'm a new on this site I'd like to discuss with people online so that my english can be improved. but I don't know with who or how to get it.

Hi Moussa Diabaté,

Welcome! Feel free to read the comments from other people and, if you are interested, write replies to them. I recommend that you have a look at the Learning hub (linked) because there are conversations going on there that you can join in. Hope to see you in there!


LearnEnglish team

Submitted by cicerocoghi on Sun, 19/03/2023 - 18:45


Yes I like meeting new people. I think it is the good opportunity to find out and have new friends. I am quite shy than a like when my friends are with me and they can introduce me to the people in the meeting...

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Submitted by Shuaib.a on Sun, 19/03/2023 - 12:08


Yes I like to meet New people