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 sofficinaa on Wed, 02/08/2023 - 18:38


I'll show to someone the enormous and green park that there is in my town

Submitted by louissssss on Tue, 11/07/2023 - 16:20


i never meet someone that is from an other country (i'm french). But once that will come i will be so exiting to show my favorite coffee, clothers shop, restaurant or whatever... Show our nevironement to a new person is so personal and that person is comming in your private environement and where you have your habit but it's so cool. I will love it

Submitted by Asmaa_Adel on Sat, 08/07/2023 - 09:46


Great. I will show her some of good coffe shop and resturant near,
Maybe else take here in a tour to some fabulous palces I like to go there.

Submitted by Awa9102000 on Thu, 20/04/2023 - 11:09


When new people first visit my country, here in Comoros, the best places to show them are the market wherein he could find anything he may need. Then near the market, there is a good patisserie which makes acceptable pastries and the best bread of the whole country. All the others good places to visit are in far from the city center, in countrysides provided that it is still a wild island. We ll take the bus or hire a car to go watching the best sunsets at the beaches or up to the hills, where it freezes all the time. Finally, we could make a round tour all over the others islands made up my beautiful country.

Submitted by I.es91 on Mon, 10/04/2023 - 04:02


I would take them in a tour around the area, let them know the best place to eat, to have fun at weekend and the best coffee shops we have. I think the restaurants, coffee, entertainment is all what they need as the first time.

Submitted by Mario Rodriguez on Thu, 23/03/2023 - 01:36


When someone new came to my local area , firstly, I'll show him all supermarkets and shop centers that are near, then I'll show him the main streets and restaurants, then parks , hospitals and famous places.

Submitted by yagmurrelll on Wed, 08/03/2023 - 09:50


when meeting a someone new came my town, firstly I will help him settle down city and show restaurants, cafes,shopping malls , hospital .Then , ı will show you the most beautiful place in muğla in akyaka , in my opinion

Submitted by loanphuong on Tue, 07/03/2023 - 04:41


I would show a famous street food area to my friend, who was new to my local area. As you know, good food is a good mood. Lol. So I would take him or her to go eat first. And then I and my friend would go out around the city center, I would show some places he or she could buy something if they needed.

Submitted by arunvp21 on Sun, 22/01/2023 - 09:45


i will show them a very famous Hindu Temple located near my home

Oh, I'm curious. I've never been in an Hindu temple. If you'd like we can go to a few towns near that you need to tasty. I'm pretty sure you won't be dissapointed.