Meeting face-to-face

In this video, Noelia and Vanya meet each other for the first time. Listen to the language they use for meeting face-to-face 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.


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

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


Eva: Hi.

Noelia: Hi, Eva. 

Eva: How are you?

Noelia: I'm very well. I love your hair. It's fabulous!

Eva: Thanks, Noelia! 

Vanya: Are you Noelia? 

Noelia: Vanya? 

Vanya: Yes!

Noelia: Hello! It's so good to finally meet you in person!

Vanya: You too! It's great to put a face to a name. I thought you were in Spain this week.

Noelia: I was, but I came back early. So, how are you finding it here?

Vanya: Fine! Really good! All the team have been so welcoming.

Noelia: Good! We have a lovely team here. Now, has Emir set you up with an email address? 

Vanya: He has. I'm all ready to go!

Noelia: Perfect! Is there anything else you need?

Vanya: Not right now, thanks.

Noelia: Well, let me know if I can help at all. 

Vanya: I will, thank you.

Noelia: Actually, I've got an idea. What are you doing later?

Vanya: I haven't got any plans.

Noelia: Great. Meet me here at six. Don't be late!

Vanya: So what's the plan? 

Noelia: We're going to see the local area by bike. I'll show you all the best coffee shops.

Vanya: Cool!

Noelia: Let's go!


Ana: Hello again! I think Noelia and Vanya are going to get on really well! So, did you notice the useful phrases used for meeting face-to-face? Listen to me and then repeat. 


It's so good to finally meet you in person.

It's great to put a face to a name.

How are you finding it?

Has Emir set you up with an email address?

Is there anything else you need?

Let me know if I can help at all.

What are you doing later?

I haven't got any plans.


Ana: Try and use some of these phrases the next time you meet someone face-to-face in English. Bye for now! 


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Submitted by ired on Mon, 12/02/2024 - 15:47


For first I would show the famous, historic places. And get in a ship to cross to the other land. Then eat traditional food for close the day. Actually there is another option like join a group of tourist which has a guidance then just let ourselves to them. I believe a guidance can help us a lot.

Submitted by DzhusAngela on Tue, 06/02/2024 - 12:34


I would to show someone a lake,river and public garden in my local area.After we can go to the place where we can see all city.

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Submitted by noura-elkhwanky on Mon, 04/12/2023 - 23:51


If I meet someone new in my country I will be enthusiastic to guide him in a fabulous places at my town . I’m from Egypt so first of all I will take him to the pyramids to show him our civilization . next we will go to an amazing restaurant raise traditional food . after that we will go walking by river Nile to let him know more about my country. Finally I will drive him to his hotel and ask If he wants anything else to do .

Submitted by norhan on Tue, 24/10/2023 - 04:59


I will show him the nearest and best places like restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets and make a tour for him to the most famous places in the city.

Submitted by Soufiane on Sun, 24/09/2023 - 18:10


I will show him the good restaurants, parks and famous places and and we will take a walk to show him the neighborhood.

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Submitted by imlix08 on Wed, 13/09/2023 - 06:12


I will guide him and tour around the city. I'll take him to famous places where he can see the beautiful attractions and best-known food in the area.

Submitted by marriita on Thu, 03/08/2023 - 22:09


I will try to be like a tour guide and show the most interesting sightseeings including museum and boat trip.

Submitted by sofficinaa on Wed, 02/08/2023 - 18:38


I'll show to someone the enormous and green park that there is in my town

Submitted by louissssss on Tue, 11/07/2023 - 16:20


i never meet someone that is from an other country (i'm french). But once that will come i will be so exiting to show my favorite coffee, clothers shop, restaurant or whatever... Show our nevironement to a new person is so personal and that person is comming in your private environement and where you have your habit but it's so cool. I will love it

Submitted by Asmaa_Adel on Sat, 08/07/2023 - 09:46


Great. I will show her some of good coffe shop and resturant near,
Maybe else take here in a tour to some fabulous palces I like to go there.