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 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..

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.

Soumis par konatenasty le mer 06/05/2020 - 11:30

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I often meet people.When i am on the trip i meet different people. We often became good friends.

Soumis par Fatemeh.Najafzadeh le mar 05/05/2020 - 02:08

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when I take my son to park, gathering, event and ets, I frequently meet new people.

Soumis par PILAR le mar 05/05/2020 - 01:05

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In my case it is difficult to meet new people because I spend a lot of time in my work and there I don´t have the opportunity to join with others only with my mates. Even though I'll like to join with different groups.

Soumis par Bignon le dim 03/05/2020 - 19:17

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I don't meet people frequently because I don't travel a lot. But sometimes at work I meet poeple.

Soumis par DANIELAE le sam 02/05/2020 - 00:51

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At Job is usual I meet people because labor functions requiere that!

Soumis par Kitty pretty le ven 01/05/2020 - 06:35

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i ever meet someone in 2 pass years ago, and yesterday i meet her.

Soumis par Angélique le mer 29/04/2020 - 15:39

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I met different people when I went to Spain and Greece. It was very great =). I like meet different cultures, meals, traditions...

Soumis par Youssef Karfouh le mar 28/04/2020 - 14:00

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i sometimes meet new people at school or at work

Soumis par Ronake le sam 18/04/2020 - 22:43

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In my job i meet offten new people, usually stakeholders and people that we collaborate. There are people who i saw them once, and people who i have work for a long time together, I'm trying always to be friendly and polite with them.

Soumis par ss le sam 11/04/2020 - 00:27

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When i step out of the house i get to meet some of my neighbours but these days even that is not possible due to the current situation.

Soumis par zabiullah le jeu 09/04/2020 - 17:37

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i sometimes meet new people in my work place... bxz i have worked a bank that so many people come to in my office and borrow money...for this reason i meet new people. although i would like to meet foriegn people that they come from onther country. bxz i know new culture, new language, new ideas it can help me to know better our world....

Soumis par Aya Sayed le lun 06/04/2020 - 22:12

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I rarely meet people . It's difficult to get job through days so I still stay at home until now.

Soumis par Lê Đình Khiêm le sam 04/04/2020 - 15:45

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sometimes, because I don't go out and I'm afraid to talk to strangers

Soumis par Silambarasan le ven 03/04/2020 - 10:56

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I usually meet new people. When I go to supermarket, go to new class or go on street.

Soumis par Yuzana le mer 01/04/2020 - 04:35

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I used to meet with new people last 2 years ago because I was a researcher and conducted to survey with many new people. At the moment, I'm staying at my home due to the global pandemic virus, so I cannot meet people.

Soumis par Nane le jeu 26/03/2020 - 22:54

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Hi! I meet people frequently because of my job. I have to teach people and i have differents groups every month. Regards, AM

Soumis par Yenn nguyen le jeu 26/03/2020 - 10:03

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The fist I introduce myself and so happy when met a new friend. Ask name, ask old, ask where from, ask when your free time how to do you often? as like familiar.

Soumis par HMida le lun 23/03/2020 - 16:35

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I can meet new people in many occasion. It can be in work when i visit or receive a new customer. Also, in gym where there always a new registrants. In political party, i met different person from different backgrounds.

Soumis par Kapustina le sam 14/03/2020 - 12:31

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Hey. i usually meet new people when i come party or travel abroad

Soumis par hamayoon le sam 22/02/2020 - 10:44

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Dear friends, I'm new plz help me in listening lessons, should I listen then answer the questions, at the end I should open the transcript ??

Hello hamayoon,

I think that's a good way to use the material. First do the tasks on the page, then check your answers. After that, listen again with the transcript, using it to see why any of your answers were incorrect. You can also use the transcript to read aloud along with the speaker, which can help you to develop more fluent speech.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par hamayoon le sam 22/02/2020 - 10:27

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when I applying for new course, i don't remember classmates name for a while

Soumis par Eswar le sam 22/02/2020 - 06:49

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Recently i started meeting new people To learn new thing from there. it helps me to Increase the relationships With new people.

Soumis par siciidgaagaale le sam 15/02/2020 - 17:45

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I usually meet new people in classes maybe at school or at pravite or inistitute . i do not often go parties or holidays and i am not well-know player ,So i usually meet in study places .

Soumis par Dinka le jeu 30/01/2020 - 07:37

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I meet new people when i am working.I work at the restourant.Or i meet people in the party.

Soumis par karim1977 le mer 29/01/2020 - 19:46

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last weekend, i met new people, i invited them to dinner, the meeting was great, and they were very enjoyable,

Soumis par MaryaSun le jeu 16/01/2020 - 16:33

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Hi, i usually meet new people when i start a new activity. For esemple i have met new people on September when i have started an english language course. Or i have met new people when i attended the gym or when i attended my university.

Soumis par ademyonet le mar 14/01/2020 - 19:58

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I usually meet people when I see new. But I don't join parties.
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