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 Nurieta le mer 18/11/2020 - 09:54

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It´s really difficult to meet new people right now, but still we can use different social networks and don´t forget we are alive.

Soumis par Kaique Machado le mar 03/11/2020 - 00:27

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That's depends, at the moment with the covid-19 it's difficult meet new people but I have met a really nice friend playing mobile Legends

Soumis par Pedro Javier le lun 02/11/2020 - 15:09

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I don't know many people, maybe because I'm an older person and I don't go out much, also I work a lot and I'm married, for this reason one has the same routine with the same people and family, but actually I would like to go out, travel and know other cultures.

Soumis par Miti le mer 28/10/2020 - 17:50

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This part have a wrong In task1 we have a ^do you know Alyssa ?^ but it isn’t in transcript

Hello Miti,

You are right, but we included 'Do you know Alyssa?' instead of 'Do you remember Alyssa?' because we thought it was more useful to know. 

I'm sorry if this caused any confusion, and thanks for letting us know.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk! In my opinion, " Do you know Alyssa? " and "Do you remember Alyssa?". These are 2 different speaking ways. However they are same meanning. The purpose of the talk is to ask this person to know anther one or not. Is it correct ?

Hello Loan,

In this context, yes, they mean much the same thing, though I think one could argue that in general they have different meanings. If we know someone, it generally means we have met them and are familiar with them -- sometimes just a little and sometimes much more -- and all of this implies that we remember them. We can remember people that we know and also people that we don't, though usually we'd probably say that we know them.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par Carlos Cabrera le jeu 22/10/2020 - 21:50

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In my work knows many people, is very interesting each person has a history and are special. Knows people are great adventure, satisfaction and blessing.

Soumis par GhazalQadriRazvi le lun 19/10/2020 - 22:05

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I don't meet new people more often but I like to meet new people with positive energies and good knowledge so I can learn something from them.

Soumis par Suraj paliwal le lun 19/10/2020 - 06:29

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Often, I don't meet new people because covid-19 pandemic. I am a student so my mostly time spend in study.

Soumis par Zazil le ven 16/10/2020 - 22:48

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In the last months I have not meet new people due to confinement.

Soumis par wiwin le jeu 15/10/2020 - 13:05

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in my previous job as a salesperson, I met a lot of clients

Soumis par Ugulhan le jeu 15/10/2020 - 06:07

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Overall, I haven't met new people, yet. Due to coronavirus stuff, I have been at home and done study things. Usually, I would like to meet and talk to new people at my workplace or even during the holiday.

Soumis par Moon Wathan le jeu 08/10/2020 - 15:24

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I often meet new people when I am in work. Most of the people is my pupil's parents because I am a teacher.

Soumis par Than Kutay Soe le jeu 01/10/2020 - 15:48

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I don't meet new people often because I works in a University. So, mostly I meet my friends, colleagues, and students. But sometimes when I visit to other departments, I meet new people.

Soumis par habibao.medo le mar 29/09/2020 - 18:50

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i usually don't meet new people i don't know how to deal with new people

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.

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.

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.

Hello Nader Ashish,

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Kirk

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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.

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

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.
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