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!


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Beginner: A1
Well, I like to meet new people, but recognize it is a little bit embarrassing, because you have to talk to different things,.....What do you like? what do you do? Do you like black or white? ... ummm
Of course, I like to meet new people, I enjoy talking and working with more people
Yeah. I like to meet with new friend. It's a pleasure to me. Meeting with new friends is not only knowing a new name or see a new face, it will help me to know new culture, new language. I appratiate this. It gathers new experience.
i am introvert but i like meet the people and make friends that they are not loser and have common idea with me because when we try have relationship with every one it cause that we lose ourr way and forget our dream and goals i just say that we should be with people that they are not usual and loser and they have not just normal life and they are special. i like this type of people and freinds.
Yes, I like to meet new people but sometimes, I don't like because meeting with new people make me confused.
i like to meet new people but i can't talk with them cause i am a little bit shy and i don't know what to say
To be honost, I'm an introvert so I enjoy staying alone or on my own.And, I feel uncomfortable whenever I meet new people cuz I don't know how to start the conversation and I'm few words person.However, I sometime like to meet new people cuz it's fun and we can share ideas and thoughs each other.
Hi. I like new people. Each person is a new experience and it's an opportunity to exploring a different culture.
There is people with the ability to make friends at any place, I just want to build strong relationships with people to propelling my abilities and make us better each other
Not always. Meeting someone new often makes me feel nervous but I'm trying to do my best and be positive about it.
Yes, I do like meeting new people. I like to strike a conversation with new people and like to know them better. Bright and positive people always interest me. I like to know people to know about the ideas, the talent they carry within themselves.
Sometimes, under certain circumstances and for a common goal. An obvious situation is at work when new staff are recruited and they need an orientation of the systems or departments. Perhaps and if I am allocated to do this, then I would have no choice but to first to introduce myself even though I usually don't like meeting new people.
Yes, it's always a treasure to meet new people. It gives you a chance to see things differently and helps to broaden your horizons!
Sure, it is always great to meet new people. It is like going to a new place, we have an instinctive curiosity and desire to know more about other people.
Yes I like to meeting new people. From they, I always get a new information. But, firstly it will be awkward because I'm an introvert
I often meet new people in my life. sometimes on the street or in other places. it is nice when we are talking to each other and have camaraderie. hope we are on this course meet someday in the real-world. Thank you
I like to meet new people but in the beginning I don't talk a lot. After I observe him/her I decide whether she will my friend or not. Actually I am not so friendly I love to be alone more.
I can't say I like to meet new people. On the one hand, meeting someone new is a great opportunity to learn something important from that person. You may make some useful professional contacts which could help you in your carrier or just find your soul mate who could enrich your life. On the other hand, you never know what kind of person is this. Is he (or she) toxic, or brutal, or dishonest?
yes i like to meet new people.bcz they have new knowledge,new culture,new habits,nwe language that is let me know.almost people use common language that is english for we should learn english to meet new people in world.thanks for lessons.
Meeting new people is always wonderful. I feel amazing talking about them. I find different cultures languages habits and views in new people.
Yes, I like to meet new people and new cultures. It’s amazing! PS: I really liked the last videos :(
Well, Finally I could saw the video. Interesting way to introduce yourself to new people. I love meeting new people, new cultures, to do new friends.
Yes, i like to meet new people and known to them , it's a great thing when you make new connections.
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