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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.


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!



Language level

Beginner: A1


when I was young meet new people was great....... but now I prefer to be with close friend and my familly

Yes I do. It's nice to meet new people and maybe get new friends after a while

Thanks great to have in this group

Thanks… it’s a nice

I like meeting new people, making friends, that's why it's so important to learn English.

Relationship is important for mental health, we can share a lot of knowledge and experiences between us.

Yes, I do. I like meeting new people because I learn a lot when I have talks with another people

Yes, I like to meet new people. I don't live live alone. Present situation learn me lot to live alone. Human loves human.

yes, but I do not like to make them my friends I prefer to keep them as co-workers.

yes, I like meeting new people as I'm an extrovert person