Meeting new people

In this video, Vanya meets Emir and Yuna. Listen to the language they use for meeting new people and practise saying the useful phrases.

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and do the exercises to check your understanding and practise the language.

Transcript

Ana: Hi! I'm Ana. Welcome to What to Say!

Do you know what to say when you meet new people? Listen out for useful language for meeting new people. Then, we'll practise saying the new phrases – after this. 

 

Vanya: Hi.

Emir: Hello.

Vanya: Are you Paul?

Emir: No, I'm not. But he asked me to meet you. I'm Emir. You must be Vanya.

Vanya: Yes, I am. Nice to meet you.

Emir: You too. Can I show you the office?

Vanya: Perfect. Thanks. 

Emir: So how was your journey?

Vanya: It was fine and it's great to be here!

Emir: Well, it's great to have you here. Can I get you a coffee?

Vanya: Oh, yes, please.

Emir: Ah, Yuna, this is Vanya.

Yuna: Oh, hi, I'm Yuna. Nice to meet you. Welcome to the team!

 

Ana: Hello again! That went well. OK, did you notice the useful phrases used for meeting new people? Listen to me and then repeat. 

 

Hi, I'm Yuna. 

You must be Vanya.

Nice to meet you.

You too. 

This is Vanya.

So how was your journey?

It's great to be here!

Welcome to the team! 

 

Ana: Try and use some of these phrases the next time you meet new people in English. Bye for now!

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Submitted by Nurieta on Thu, 15/10/2020 - 15:11

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Well, I like to meet new people, but recognize it is a little bit embarrassing, because you have to talk to different things,.....What do you like? what do you do? Do you like black or white? ... ummm

Submitted by Victor Hugo Fl… on Wed, 14/10/2020 - 19:56

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Of course, I like to meet new people, I enjoy talking and working with more people

Submitted by togrul01 on Sun, 11/10/2020 - 20:27

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Yes, I do. In my opinion, new friends are new experiences.

Submitted by Eyasin Arafat on Sun, 11/10/2020 - 08:00

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Yeah. I like to meet with new friend. It's a pleasure to me. Meeting with new friends is not only knowing a new name or see a new face, it will help me to know new culture, new language. I appratiate this. It gathers new experience.

Submitted by shawn peter ru… on Sat, 10/10/2020 - 08:06

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i am introvert but i like meet the people and make friends that they are not loser and have common idea with me because when we try have relationship with every one it cause that we lose ourr way and forget our dream and goals i just say that we should be with people that they are not usual and loser and they have not just normal life and they are special. i like this type of people and freinds.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Fri, 09/10/2020 - 13:35

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Yes, I like to meet new people but sometimes, I don't like because meeting with new people make me confused.

Submitted by habibao.medo on Tue, 06/10/2020 - 12:17

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i like to meet new people but i can't talk with them cause i am a little bit shy and i don't know what to say

Hi habibao.medo,

I understand your feeling! I hope you found some good things to say in the video above.

Best wishes,

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Hyuka on Fri, 25/09/2020 - 15:39

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To be honost, I'm an introvert so I enjoy staying alone or on my own.And, I feel uncomfortable whenever I meet new people cuz I don't know how to start the conversation and I'm few words person.However, I sometime like to meet new people cuz it's fun and we can share ideas and thoughs each other.