Meeting people at a dinner

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

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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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I don´t meet people often. Only sometimes in the gym or some new neighbor in the building.
Before this pandemic, I often participate many competitions in many places. There I met many new people. But, at this time I meet little new people bacause most of my time is at home.

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when i change my work place and i participate in volunteer work or going to my friend party .
Mostly I meet new people at work and when I move from one place to anther. I also meet people at the conferences and telegramm groups.
Yes. I love to meet people. It gives me pleasure. I feel myself relaxed in good people's company.
last times I don't have the occasion to meet a lot of people because we have got pandemic, so many of them stay home for safety
I don't meet a lot of friends every day, because I'm still student so as a student you know all the other students in your class or your school! Nothing new.
I meet people every day in my job, because I'm working for a huge international company, that have 500 employees, so each day I'm seeing a new employee. This is a great opportunity, to meet new people to have lunch together and share their experiences. Fortunately, they all come from different countries and the culture is different, so every time I meet them, I learn new things from them. It's like visiting each time new places and gaining new experiences.
with greeting and smail to let them feel cmfort and welcme. generous at gave them jucse or tea and make small talk.
Actually no, although I would love to talk to them but sometimes I feel shy and don't want to approach them
Honestly, I've never been an open person, so COVID-19 hasn't changed my life much. I enjoy time with my family and my very close friends
Before Covid-19 I kind of open. I like to talk with new people about social problems. But now, We have to wear mask everywhere outside so I rarely meet new people. I hope covid-19 is going to be control soon.
i always meet new people because my job need a lot to often interactions to people
Actually, it depends on many facts. I always meet a variety of people in school, in the gym, in the supermall or everywhere I came. But now, I am in self-isolation. So I can't meet people for such a long time.
After my graduation, I started to meet new people once in a blue moon. Most of the time, that happens either in the gym, or when I go on holiday in the airport or even after getting on the plane if I manage to start a conversation with the person sitting next to me...
I rarely face new people. But when i travel anywhere alone i like to gossip with new people to enjoy the boring time. Basically in that situation, i am used to meet new people.
Before covid.....I met alot of people coz I was in london for three months for uni test .....where I met many people and they really helped me in every situation whatever I face .....now we are in lockdown
Before COVID-19 epidemic I used to meet many people in my working especially when I was went to visit the affected families by war but nowadays I meet few people when I conduct only coordination meetings with relevant stakeholders through ZOOM
before Covid- 19, i was use to meet a lot of people from different country every day, that's because my school is a language centre. but now i rest at home all the time, metting my friends only online
I rarely meet new people, I like to stay home on the weekends, and in the week I just study very hard.
often in my work I meet a lot new people , that is because type of my work . i have coffee shop this is my work , people coming to my shops to drink coffe or to watching football matches , there is a lot of nois in the shop .
I always meet people. I like meet people of diferent culture and talking about everythings
This is change. When I was working I was meeting so many people. But Now I am in Corona days. So I can not meet people.
Sometimes I meet new people online, especially through Facebook and Instagram. They are people who have some friends in common with me or people that work in the same place as me. It is good to meet new people in order to expand your friend circle and maybe start doing something new or different.
Unofortunately no. Now I'm sitting all day home because of corona breakdown. Before this disaster It still could happen.
This happens regularly, but now during the corona it is a little bit so hard.
It's difficult for me to answer the similar question accurately. Indeed I can meet many new people over a week, but it can happen that I know nobody during a month.
I often meet people.When i am on the trip i meet different people. We often became good friends.
when I take my son to park, gathering, event and ets, I frequently meet new people.
In my case it is difficult to meet new people because I spend a lot of time in my work and there I don´t have the opportunity to join with others only with my mates. Even though I'll like to join with different groups.
I don't meet people frequently because I don't travel a lot. But sometimes at work I meet poeple.
I met different people when I went to Spain and Greece. It was very great =). I like meet different cultures, meals, traditions...
In my job i meet offten new people, usually stakeholders and people that we collaborate. There are people who i saw them once, and people who i have work for a long time together, I'm trying always to be friendly and polite with them.
When i step out of the house i get to meet some of my neighbours but these days even that is not possible due to the current situation.
i sometimes meet new people in my work place... bxz i have worked a bank that so many people come to in my office and borrow money...for this reason i meet new people. although i would like to meet foriegn people that they come from onther country. bxz i know new culture, new language, new ideas it can help me to know better our world....
I rarely meet people . It's difficult to get job through days so I still stay at home until now.