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Meeting face-to-face

In this video, Noelia and Vanya meet each other for the first time. Listen to the language they use for meeting face-to-face 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.

Transcripts

Ana: Hi! I'm Ana. Welcome to What to Say

Do you know what to say when you meet someone face-to-face for the first time? Listen out for useful language for meeting face-to-face. Then, we'll practise saying the new phrases – after this.

 

Eva: Hi.

Noelia: Hi, Eva. 

Eva: How are you?

Noelia: I'm very well. I love your hair. It's fabulous!

Eva: Thanks, Noelia! 

Vanya: Are you Noelia? 

Noelia: Vanya? 

Vanya: Yes!

Noelia: Hello! It's so good to finally meet you in person!

Vanya: You too! It's great to put a face to a name. I thought you were in Spain this week.

Noelia: I was, but I came back early. So, how are you finding it here?

Vanya: Fine! Really good! All the team have been so welcoming.

Noelia: Good! We have a lovely team here. Now, has Emir set you up with an email address? 

Vanya: He has. I'm all ready to go!

Noelia: Perfect! Is there anything else you need?

Vanya: Not right now, thanks.

Noelia: Well, let me know if I can help at all. 

Vanya: I will, thank you.

Noelia: Actually, I've got an idea. What are you doing later?

Vanya: I haven't got any plans.

Noelia: Great. Meet me here at six. Don't be late!

Vanya: So what's the plan? 

Noelia: We're going to see the local area by bike. I'll show you all the best coffee shops.

Vanya: Cool!

Noelia: Let's go!

 

Ana: Hello again! I think Noelia and Vanya are going to get on really well! So, did you notice the useful phrases used for meeting face-to-face? Listen to me and then repeat. 

 

It's so good to finally meet you in person.

It's great to put a face to a name.

How are you finding it?

Has Emir set you up with an email address?

Is there anything else you need?

Let me know if I can help at all.

What are you doing later?

I haven't got any plans.

 

Ana: Try and use some of these phrases the next time you meet someone face-to-face in English. Bye for now! 

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

I would show them all the interesting things that exist here.

I would show them one of the best places to eat junk food around there

If someone new moves to my local area, I would like to take them to the most beautiful and important places in the city; like parks, malls and museums.

Nice lesson.

I would go to the north sea with the person and introduce her to my friends.

I would show them the Speicherbecken, which is not far away.
There is also a restaurant, where you can eat and drink something while your making a pause from swimming. I live in little village and you can not do much here. So this is a great thing to do in summer.

My friend was new in my local area , so I showed him the town centre. I also showed him the food market and the mosque for praying.

If someone new comes to our residential area, first of all I will show him prayer area , the restaurants and last, the guestrooms.

Definitely I'll show her all the good places to get good and local food, and maybe the bars nearby and where the malls are too.

I would show the tourisctics places, the ancient places, and plces where he or she can eat and drink a coffee

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