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 glen on Sun, 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.

Submitted by serena93 on Wed, 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

Submitted by Tatiana barrera on Tue, 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.

Submitted by Andycivita on Mon, 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.

Submitted by pabloxje on Wed, 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.

Submitted by m.someah on Tue, 01/12/2020 - 14:46

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I used to meet new people at parties or official meetings about twice a week.
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Submitted by Sabir on Thu, 26/11/2020 - 16:20

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I usually meet new people because I'm a baker also a computer engineering student, so I can meet new people at work or university.

Submitted by luongpq on Wed, 25/11/2020 - 04:08

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I am new in the company so i meet new people everyday. But, I am not often talking with stranger. I like to talk with co-worker about work, and sometimes is sports.
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Submitted by DJ Singh on Tue, 24/11/2020 - 07:31

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Yes I do like meeting new people with similar interest

Submitted by Roya on Mon, 23/11/2020 - 06:20

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I often meet my close friend once a week,but now cause of Covid-19 there is no any chance to meet new people or do the other good things.Personally I am studying english and watch movie or series these days and have some workout sometimes...