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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Soumis par marialuisa le lun 21/09/2020 - 13:59

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I work at my home and usually I don't meet new people

Soumis par Pola le sam 12/09/2020 - 19:11

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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.

Soumis par Maria19 le ven 04/09/2020 - 10:45

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I meet new people every day because of my job.

Soumis par Lysa le ven 04/09/2020 - 09:45

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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.
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Soumis par shelly le jeu 27/08/2020 - 04:42

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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.

Soumis par biso01 le lun 24/08/2020 - 10:58

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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.

Soumis par MARIANO_HB le mar 11/08/2020 - 22:14

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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.
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Soumis par Onur le dim 09/08/2020 - 18:56

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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.

Soumis par Kaofeng le sam 08/08/2020 - 03:02

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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.

Soumis par Phan Bao Dung le mar 28/07/2020 - 18:51

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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.

Soumis par I am le mer 22/07/2020 - 19:33

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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.

Soumis par joice le mer 22/07/2020 - 12:58

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I often meet new people in the college and church.

Soumis par Ahmad_Khalil le mar 21/07/2020 - 11:02

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I often meet new people, sometimes at work, sometimes at celebrations.

Soumis par Miri85 le lun 20/07/2020 - 10:26

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I don´t meet people often. Only sometimes in the gym or some new neighbor in the building.

Soumis par syah le dim 19/07/2020 - 13:33

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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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Soumis par muhammadseif le lun 13/07/2020 - 22:53

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I meet little new people . I'm at home most of the time. That's so pity.

Soumis par sara1412 le dim 12/07/2020 - 19:38

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when i change my work place and i participate in volunteer work or going to my friend party .

Soumis par fatfat le mer 08/07/2020 - 10:52

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If I change my workplace, I meet new people about to be every four years.

Soumis par Dastenova Firuza le mar 07/07/2020 - 15:41

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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.

Soumis par Jasmeen Mughal le mar 07/07/2020 - 07:56

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Yes. I love to meet people. It gives me pleasure. I feel myself relaxed in good people's company.
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Soumis par EWS le lun 06/07/2020 - 12:28

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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

Soumis par jonon le dim 05/07/2020 - 23:33

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I like to meet a new people evert day because I AM frendly

Soumis par 7Elhoussaine A. le ven 03/07/2020 - 16:07

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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.

Soumis par Ronake le dim 28/06/2020 - 20:28

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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.

Soumis par Ragdaalamin le mar 23/06/2020 - 08:44

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with greeting and smail to let them feel cmfort and welcme. generous at gave them jucse or tea and make small talk.

Soumis par joshnamep le mar 23/06/2020 - 04:46

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Actually no, although I would love to talk to them but sometimes I feel shy and don't want to approach them
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Soumis par Hennadii le ven 19/06/2020 - 15:11

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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

Soumis par Gessie le ven 12/06/2020 - 18:38

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I like to meet new people. We talk about us and about our country

Soumis par Hien Thi Ngo le lun 08/06/2020 - 07:46

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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.

Soumis par iisrimadanti20 le dim 07/06/2020 - 04:56

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i always meet new people because my job need a lot to often interactions to people

Soumis par MAE le sam 06/06/2020 - 14:09

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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.

Soumis par Asni le ven 05/06/2020 - 18:28

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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...

Soumis par eshan.saif le mar 02/06/2020 - 17:46

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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.

Soumis par Shaista le lun 01/06/2020 - 17:08

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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

Soumis par Basem Ali le lun 01/06/2020 - 14:05

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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

Soumis par Teresa Chi le jeu 28/05/2020 - 15:10

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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

Soumis par Leonardo Lisboa le jeu 28/05/2020 - 06:24

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I rarely meet new people, I like to stay home on the weekends, and in the week I just study very hard.

Soumis par amal.araia le jeu 28/05/2020 - 00:58

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I often meet new students and their parents at the beginning of every school year..
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Soumis par ILYES le sam 23/05/2020 - 15:39

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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 .

Soumis par facuabel le ven 22/05/2020 - 19:55

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I always meet people. I like meet people of diferent culture and talking about everythings

Soumis par Nsengir le jeu 21/05/2020 - 12:41

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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.

Soumis par Cristhopher le sam 16/05/2020 - 20:33

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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.

Soumis par mouna99 le sam 16/05/2020 - 14:28

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I rarely meet new people I am dissociable person

Soumis par Hrachia le jeu 14/05/2020 - 10:26

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Unofortunately no. Now I'm sitting all day home because of corona breakdown. Before this disaster It still could happen.

Soumis par Hello from Russia le mer 06/05/2020 - 19:55

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This happens regularly, but now during the corona it is a little bit so hard.

Soumis par cittàutopica le mer 06/05/2020 - 17:55

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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.