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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Submitted by Pola on Sat, 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.

Submitted by Maria19 on Fri, 04/09/2020 - 10:45

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I meet new people every day because of my job.

Submitted by Lysa on Fri, 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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Submitted by shelly on Thu, 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.

Submitted by biso01 on Mon, 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.

Submitted by MARIANO_HB on Tue, 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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Submitted by Onur on Sun, 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.

Submitted by Kaofeng on Sat, 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.

Submitted by Phan Bao Dung on Tue, 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.

Submitted by I am on Wed, 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.

Submitted by joice on Wed, 22/07/2020 - 12:58

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I often meet new people in the college and church.

Submitted by Ahmad_Khalil on Tue, 21/07/2020 - 11:02

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

Submitted by Miri85 on Mon, 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.

Submitted by syah on Sun, 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.

Submitted by Nader Ashish on Wed, 15/07/2020 - 13:09

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Submitted by muhammadseif on Mon, 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.

Submitted by sara1412 on Sun, 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 .

Submitted by fatfat on Wed, 08/07/2020 - 10:52

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

Submitted by Dastenova Firuza on Tue, 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.

Submitted by Jasmeen Mughal on Tue, 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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Submitted by EWS on Mon, 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

Submitted by jonon on Sun, 05/07/2020 - 23:33

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

Submitted by 7Elhoussaine A. on Fri, 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.

Submitted by Ronake on Sun, 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.

Submitted by Ragdaalamin on Tue, 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.

Submitted by joshnamep on Tue, 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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Submitted by Hennadii on Fri, 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

Submitted by Gessie on Fri, 12/06/2020 - 18:38

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

Submitted by Hien Thi Ngo on Mon, 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.

Submitted by iisrimadanti20 on Sun, 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

Submitted by MAE on Sat, 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.

Submitted by Asni on Fri, 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...

Submitted by eshan.saif on Tue, 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.

Submitted by Shaista on Mon, 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

Submitted by Basem Ali on Mon, 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

Submitted by Teresa Chi on Thu, 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

Submitted by Leonardo Lisboa on Thu, 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.

Submitted by amal.araia on Thu, 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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Submitted by ILYES on Sat, 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 .

Submitted by facuabel on Fri, 22/05/2020 - 19:55

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

Submitted by Nsengir on Thu, 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.

Submitted by Cristhopher on Sat, 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.

Submitted by mouna99 on Sat, 16/05/2020 - 14:28

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I rarely meet new people I am dissociable person

Submitted by Hrachia on Thu, 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.

Submitted by c.lopes23 on Wed, 13/05/2020 - 19:51

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I always meet a new person

Submitted by Hello from Russia on Wed, 06/05/2020 - 19:55

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

Submitted by cittàutopica on Wed, 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.

Submitted by konatenasty on Wed, 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.