In this first episode our friends meet up in a café.

BCSW - Meeting friends


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Hello there!!

One question, everybody introduces himself with: I am instead of my name is! Is this used in informal way? and formal?

Hello jpkeiros,

We use both of these to introduce ourselves but I would say that I'm... is much more common. My name is... is rather more formal and is more common in formal situations and in writing (at the start of a letter, for example).



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Many thanks Peter, !!!

Hello again jpkeiros,

No, only option a is correct: We're waiting to meet Julie.


It is possible to make a sentence using the preposition 'for' but not with option b or c. You could say the following:

We're waiting for Julie.

We're waiting for a meeting.

We're waiting for the meeting.

We're waiting for the meeting with Julie.

However you cannot say:

We're waiting for meeting.



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To get to know each other, we usually do self-introduction, well, I'm Tomoaki from Japan, I live in Saitama, next to Tokyo, to the north. I love math and playing the piano. My job is translation of English, nice to see you, everyone!

hello I am new hear.this part is my first work it was attractive, thanks a lot.
I cant understand what is the meaning of " thought so!" ?

Hello mina66,

We say 'thought so!' when something we believe turns out to be true. For example:

Hi there. Are you from Edinburgh, by any chance?

Yes, I am.

Thought so! I heard you speaking to the receptionist in the hotel. I'm from Edinburgh myself.



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