Meeting people at a dinner

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

Instructions

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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Submitted by victor.07 on Thu, 08/04/2021 - 16:40

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

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Thu, 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.

Submitted by DarwinM on Wed, 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.

Submitted by tvkien on Tue, 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.

Submitted by 7s_mila on Sun, 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.

Submitted by Veronikka on Fri, 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.

Submitted by SaraMessa on Thu, 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.

Submitted by Tomas Nabil on Tue, 23/03/2021 - 17:50

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Every week because my work in company

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Sun, 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.

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Thu, 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.