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 ubaid332 on Mon, 10/06/2024 - 10:21


What would you show someone who was new to your local area?

I will first give overview of my city and then visit some histroical places, supermarkets, heritage museum. After that, I will offer him our traditional food. Moreover, I will take him to various parks, rivers, and other good places. I will meet him with my friends to see what language we are using in our local area and also take him to explore more places in less time.

Submitted by yaseralisadiq on Sun, 09/06/2024 - 09:39


First, I will be rambling around her in the area where she resides. I will show her the nearest supermarket and then take her to the repast. While wandering around, I will tell her the local attractions and upcoming events and helping her out in making her trip fabulous. On the way back to hotel, I will ask her if she wants anything else. 

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Submitted by Grazia Paola Cannavo on Fri, 22/03/2024 - 07:54


To someone who has just arrived in my area I will show the beautiful and extraordinary historical, architectural and artistic riches of Italy. 

I would also appreciate the beauty of nature: the sea, the mountains, the hills and the plains. 

I would also take this friend to taste the extraordinary variety of delicious food in many typical restaurants.

Submitted by ired on Mon, 12/02/2024 - 15:47


For first I would show the famous, historic places. And get in a ship to cross to the other land. Then eat traditional food for close the day. Actually there is another option like join a group of tourist which has a guidance then just let ourselves to them. I believe a guidance can help us a lot.

Submitted by DzhusAngela on Tue, 06/02/2024 - 12:34


I would to show someone a lake,river and public garden in my local area.After we can go to the place where we can see all city.

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Submitted by noura-elkhwanky on Mon, 04/12/2023 - 23:51


If I meet someone new in my country I will be enthusiastic to guide him in a fabulous places at my town . I’m from Egypt so first of all I will take him to the pyramids to show him our civilization . next we will go to an amazing restaurant raise traditional food . after that we will go walking by river Nile to let him know more about my country. Finally I will drive him to his hotel and ask If he wants anything else to do .

Submitted by norhan on Tue, 24/10/2023 - 04:59


I will show him the nearest and best places like restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets and make a tour for him to the most famous places in the city.

Submitted by Soufiane on Sun, 24/09/2023 - 18:10


I will show him the good restaurants, parks and famous places and and we will take a walk to show him the neighborhood.

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Submitted by imlix08 on Wed, 13/09/2023 - 06:12


I will guide him and tour around the city. I'll take him to famous places where he can see the beautiful attractions and best-known food in the area.

Submitted by marriita on Thu, 03/08/2023 - 22:09


I will try to be like a tour guide and show the most interesting sightseeings including museum and boat trip.