Meeting people at a dinner

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

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

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 Kamelbenslimane le lun 22/11/2021 - 20:09

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I meet new people every week in hiking activity

Soumis par ANOUAR le mar 09/11/2021 - 11:00

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In the past, i used to know and meet alot of people, but when I moved to another city I become more isolated and I disconnected from the outside world, but I will be back soon!

Soumis par John Nguyen le mar 09/11/2021 - 03:20

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Not sure, I like old relationships, so I rarely meet new people

Soumis par LamVanPhuong le sam 06/11/2021 - 14:53

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sometimes, but not now because covid-19, i can't go out to meet new people. However, i often meet new people on social media.

Soumis par thistangle le jeu 04/11/2021 - 08:04

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Pretty useful audio bits for conversation starters during dinners. Thanks..

Soumis par KyawMinThu le mar 26/10/2021 - 10:20

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I work at a clothing store and I rarely meet new peoples when they come to our shop.

Soumis par vuhoap le mar 19/10/2021 - 13:54

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I'm an introvert so I don't like to get to know other people. Moreover, my job rarely has to communicate with new people. That's why I don't have the opportunity to meet them.

Soumis par francyscongo le ven 15/10/2021 - 13:38

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No often, but sometimes I like to meet new people. It's so good when you met family and friends.

Soumis par Suraj paliwal le lun 04/10/2021 - 11:23

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I like to meet new people, do different things and know different places. I worked for me in this time
Usually I remember everybody when I met.

Soumis par Andrea Valencia le sam 24/07/2021 - 15:57

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I don't really know many people lately, because we are living a pandemic and we must be isolated and I don't use apps to meet people.

Soumis par PuenteD le mar 01/06/2021 - 02:00

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Really, In the past I knew more people, now with social media, if more difficult, for me... I like to see people and look through to eyes.

Soumis par karinaelizabeth le mer 28/04/2021 - 17:32

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I don't frequently go out because I have many things to do in my house besides I'm studying so I have to do my homework on time and my daughter's tasks as well.

Soumis par Le Heros le mer 14/04/2021 - 18:43

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I don't meet new people often but I hope that will be soon with a great meeting.

Soumis par Mai Khin Nway Shein le lun 12/04/2021 - 13:38

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I didn't go anywhere within the Covid-19 period, so I have no chance to meet new people. Now I more frighten to go out. I don't go anywhere, I don't even go to my work since Feb 8 ... I am trying to improve my English skill these days. If I lose my job, I need to have good English to easily get another job.

Soumis par victor.07 le jeu 08/04/2021 - 16:40

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I don't meet new people often, but I think I will soon.

Soumis par Suraj paliwal le jeu 08/04/2021 - 04:02

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In this time, in my country covid's second wave is very dangerous. So I isolated himself in a room. But I active in internet and talk friends. University organize to held online classes. So I take online classes and interact teacher and student.

Soumis par DarwinM le mer 07/04/2021 - 04:53

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I don't meet new people often because of the pandemic, actually. I used to meet new people at university, but now I'm having just online classes.

Soumis par tvkien le mar 30/03/2021 - 03:40

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In basically, my country controlled the pandemic for now. So I can go out to work, therefore I can meet new people every day.

Soumis par 7s_mila le dim 28/03/2021 - 18:44

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The pandemic has changed lives. I meet new people hardly ever. Because I study online and rarely go anywhere.

Soumis par Veronikka le ven 26/03/2021 - 01:26

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I often meet new people at my job. When I need to evaluate a platform, I work with the provider (local and external) for 2 or 3 months. We organize proofs of concept for all platforms. I really know a lot of people on these projects. These projects are usually every 6 months.

Soumis par SaraMessa le jeu 25/03/2021 - 14:48

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Now I don't meet new people because in Italy for Covid's situation we can't go anywhere.

Soumis par MikhailZatopliaev le dim 21/03/2021 - 02:43

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I meet new people not often, but it is so interesting for me, though, we visit sauna every month and my friend Vladimir invite new people.

Soumis par TIa vinaka le jeu 18/03/2021 - 04:33

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I hardly meet new people these days due to the pandemic. before that, I met new people several times in a month. I really miss that days. meeting new people is fun and sometimes it change the life more interesting.

Soumis par Anonimusezio le jeu 11/03/2021 - 19:07

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This assignament, is a good task for the Pre-A1 level students.

Soumis par mirtha le mer 10/03/2021 - 20:12

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Usually, when I go out with my daughter I meet new people, others parents for sure.

Soumis par Giuliana le mer 10/03/2021 - 15:36

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I think sometimes a meet new people with more frequency but in this days or few months ago because of the covid I couldn't meet new people personally but actually i found new friends through instagram or other app. In this days or months ( when the covid is more level) i met and i meeting with a new people (thanks to my friends) because when i meeting with them, they carried his friends or we go to bars and there we meet new people and now friends

Soumis par Brenda Patrici… le lun 22/02/2021 - 14:43

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I hardly ever meet new people, since I don't go out of my home anymore as before and I'd rather stay at home.

Soumis par vespinosa10 le sam 20/02/2021 - 18:13

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Not much due to the pandemic, but in the school i try to be a little sociable.

Soumis par senaguner le sam 30/01/2021 - 14:08

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There is a pandemic in my country as in the whole world. So I can not go out and unfortunately I can not meet the new people at coronavirus days. We have to stay at home.

Soumis par Leila77 le lun 25/01/2021 - 18:35

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I rarely meet new people because I prefer to stay at home, when I don't work, and I'm a little shy.

Soumis par IrinAristova le mer 20/01/2021 - 16:14

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I rarely meet new people, now People meet new people in the Internet

Soumis par German le jeu 14/01/2021 - 00:28

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I meet new people because my work, but generally are customers.

Soumis par paola Beltran le mer 13/01/2021 - 16:32

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I often doesn´t meet people. Though in my holidays have met some people.

Soumis par May Sabai Phyu le ven 01/01/2021 - 15:07

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I meet new people yesterday. I went to my friend's birthday party. There are so many people that I don't know.

Soumis par Luisalcaza le mer 30/12/2020 - 03:14

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In my job I usually meet new people everyday, because I'm a doctor.

Soumis par Suraj paliwal le lun 28/12/2020 - 05:35

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Often, I meet new people in a month. I talk to people about their job, behaviour and other things. This is occurs because I like to meet new people. Still I am a university student so I meet new freshers.

Soumis par Tzar le ven 25/12/2020 - 11:00

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I usually met new people once a month.I also met new people three days ago.They visited to my home.We talked about our jobs and problems.I like to meet them and my closed friends,too.l use to gather with my closed friends twice a week.But now we don't have a chance to meet because of Covid 19.

Soumis par Deyse Pinheiro… le jeu 24/12/2020 - 18:06

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Lately, I've not been meeting new people because of the pandemic.

Soumis par glen le dim 20/12/2020 - 20:35

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I meet new people once in a blue moon as I don't usually attend to a social gathering.

Soumis par serena93 le mer 16/12/2020 - 20:35

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I usually meet new people when I go out with friend in some pub, there are always new people that you can know and also I meet new people when I travel and always when I work

Soumis par Tatiana barrera le mar 15/12/2020 - 17:12

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I usually know new people around my neighborhood, but this year I can't meet new people.

Soumis par Andycivita le lun 14/12/2020 - 17:35

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Almost every week in the clubs or partys, or also in social medias, i love meet new people but is kinda difficult to me because i´m a little shy in the beggining.

Soumis par pabloxje le mer 09/12/2020 - 03:02

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Well, it depends. At the moment, I think I don't know new people since March because of the pandemic.

Soumis par m.someah le mar 01/12/2020 - 14:46

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I used to meet new people at parties or official meetings about twice a week.