Meeting people at a dinner

Listen to introductions at a dinner party to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Transcript

Charles: Hello, Julian.

Julian: Hello, Charles. How are you?

Charles: I'm fine. Fine. Julian, do you remember Alyssa?

Julian: No, I don't.

Charles: She's Ben's sister. Do you remember? We were all at Ben's wedding together.

Julian: Ah, yes, I do – in that old castle. Was it in January?

Charles: Yes, it was! Alyssa was there.

Alyssa: Hello. Nice to meet you ... again.

Julian: Hello, nice to meet you too, Alison.

Alyssa: I'm not Alison.

Julian: What?

Alyssa: My name isn't Alison. It's Alyssa.

Julian: I'm sorry. Nice to meet you, Alyssa.

Charles: Good. Would you like a drink?

Julian: Good idea.

Alyssa: Yes, please.

Charles: Here you are.

Alyssa and Julian: Thanks!

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Often, I meet new people in a month. I talk to people about their job, behaviour and other things. This is occurs because I like to meet new people. Still I am a university student so I meet new freshers.
I usually met new people once a month.I also met new people three days ago.They visited to my home.We talked about our jobs and problems.I like to meet them and my closed friends,too.l use to gather with my closed friends twice a week.But now we don't have a chance to meet because of Covid 19.
I usually meet new people when I go out with friend in some pub, there are always new people that you can know and also I meet new people when I travel and always when I work
I usually know new people around my neighborhood, but this year I can't meet new people.
Almost every week in the clubs or partys, or also in social medias, i love meet new people but is kinda difficult to me because i´m a little shy in the beggining.
Well, it depends. At the moment, I think I don't know new people since March because of the pandemic.
I usually meet new people because I'm a baker also a computer engineering student, so I can meet new people at work or university.
I am new in the company so i meet new people everyday. But, I am not often talking with stranger. I like to talk with co-worker about work, and sometimes is sports.
I often meet my close friend once a week,but now cause of Covid-19 there is no any chance to meet new people or do the other good things.Personally I am studying english and watch movie or series these days and have some workout sometimes...
I met my classmates 2 months ago. I am a student, and there is covid 19, so I can't meet often new people.
It´s really difficult to meet new people right now, but still we can use different social networks and don´t forget we are alive.
That's depends, at the moment with the covid-19 it's difficult meet new people but I have met a really nice friend playing mobile Legends
I don't know many people, maybe because I'm an older person and I don't go out much, also I work a lot and I'm married, for this reason one has the same routine with the same people and family, but actually I would like to go out, travel and know other cultures.
This part have a wrong In task1 we have a ^do you know Alyssa ?^ but it isn’t in transcript

Hello Miti,

You are right, but we included 'Do you know Alyssa?' instead of 'Do you remember Alyssa?' because we thought it was more useful to know. 

I'm sorry if this caused any confusion, and thanks for letting us know.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk! In my opinion, " Do you know Alyssa? " and "Do you remember Alyssa?". These are 2 different speaking ways. However they are same meanning. The purpose of the talk is to ask this person to know anther one or not. Is it correct ?

Hello Loan,

In this context, yes, they mean much the same thing, though I think one could argue that in general they have different meanings. If we know someone, it generally means we have met them and are familiar with them -- sometimes just a little and sometimes much more -- and all of this implies that we remember them. We can remember people that we know and also people that we don't, though usually we'd probably say that we know them.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

In my work knows many people, is very interesting each person has a history and are special. Knows people are great adventure, satisfaction and blessing.
I don't meet new people more often but I like to meet new people with positive energies and good knowledge so I can learn something from them.
Often, I don't meet new people because covid-19 pandemic. I am a student so my mostly time spend in study.
Overall, I haven't met new people, yet. Due to coronavirus stuff, I have been at home and done study things. Usually, I would like to meet and talk to new people at my workplace or even during the holiday.
I often meet new people when I am in work. Most of the people is my pupil's parents because I am a teacher.
I don't meet new people often because I works in a University. So, mostly I meet my friends, colleagues, and students. But sometimes when I visit to other departments, I meet new people.
In fact, I meet new people everyday due to my job because I am working at sales marketing in the tourism field in Egypt and that make me friendly to my customers, though.
In the past, I used to meet new persons monthly at work and sometimes occasionally when attending conferences. However, due to the pandemic, practically I do not meet people to avoid the virus propagation.
As a sales person I meet new people in our factory or at some big conferences. Sometime I met new people in the gym, when we select the same exercise course maybe we could have the same interest and have the same topic to talk with.
usually i meet new people in my work due to its nature. its good thing to meet new people and speaking with them and i like it. it give new experience in life that you have to learn from them.
I seldom meet new people in my personal life. In my job I usually meet new people especially suppliers, they look for me seeking a new customer.
I quite often meet with new people due to my job. I work as a sales executive. Besides, I use a few apps in order to improve my English and they cause to meet with new people.
For me, I just meet new people from time to time, sometimes once a week. When I join a new team, I meet several team members who are also new to me. Every time I go to a party, I have a chance to meet some new people. When I become a new club member, I can also meet some new ones. We can get to know more from each other. I think that is very interesting. Life is full of new things and new people around us. Never ever stop dreaming. Always try to find new things and meet new people. Eeryone is something new in this world. Be glad of it.
My current job makes me not a lot of opportunities to meet new people. I can meet a few new people in my English class or my office, even at the book stores.
Time to time. Usually I’ve meet new people when I’m traveling in another places. But in my work place I’m meeting a new persons too.