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.

Transcript

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 manish87102 on Wed, 13/09/2023 - 15:52

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Yes, I like meeting new people a lot. It helps me in getting a lot of experience and to learn from their experience. For me, learning and fun is the motivation factor behind meeting new people.

Submitted by HanyLotfy on Sat, 19/08/2023 - 10:11

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Hi, when Vanya said" Nice to meet you" to Emir, the answer should be "Me too" why he said " You too" Could you clarify this point, please?

Hi HanyLotfy,

Emir's reply refers to the object (not the subject) in Vanya's sentence: "Nice to meet you". By replying "You too", Emir is saying "(It's nice to meet) you too".

Does that make sense?

Jonathan

LearnEnglish team

Submitted by Oyunbileg on Wed, 16/08/2023 - 15:36

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Yes, I do. When I meeting new people, I increase my acquaintances and study them

Submitted by Abdallah Ali A… on Wed, 05/07/2023 - 04:27

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Yeah i like to meet new people

Submitted by Anastacha on Sat, 17/06/2023 - 15:06

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Yes, I like meeting new people, becuase I enjoy know new cultures and thikins forms

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Tue, 13/06/2023 - 12:26

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I like meeting new people because the old ones are tired me up already)

Submitted by gt-001 on Thu, 25/05/2023 - 05:59

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Hi my name is Narakon. I like to meet new people.

Submitted by sujintara on Thu, 25/05/2023 - 05:40

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Hello, my name is Sujintara Bunta. I'm from thailand. I'm a quiet person but I like to meet new people.