Meeting people at a dinner

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

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.


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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Hello hamayoon,

I think that's a good way to use the material. First do the tasks on the page, then check your answers. After that, listen again with the transcript, using it to see why any of your answers were incorrect. You can also use the transcript to read aloud along with the speaker, which can help you to develop more fluent speech.



The LearnEnglish Team

hamayoon 提交于 周六, 22/02/2020 - 10:27

when I applying for new course, i don't remember classmates name for a while

Eswar 提交于 周六, 22/02/2020 - 06:49

Recently i started meeting new people To learn new thing from there. it helps me to Increase the relationships With new people.

Nyein 提交于 周四, 20/02/2020 - 15:44

I meet new people at the office.

siciidgaagaale 提交于 周六, 15/02/2020 - 17:45

I usually meet new people in classes maybe at school or at pravite or inistitute . i do not often go parties or holidays and i am not well-know player ,So i usually meet in study places .

Dinka 提交于 周四, 30/01/2020 - 07:37

I meet new people when i am working.I work at the restourant.Or i meet people in the party.

karim1977 提交于 周三, 29/01/2020 - 19:46

last weekend, i met new people, i invited them to dinner, the meeting was great, and they were very enjoyable,

MaryaSun 提交于 周四, 16/01/2020 - 16:33

Hi, i usually meet new people when i start a new activity. For esemple i have met new people on September when i have started an english language course. Or i have met new people when i attended the gym or when i attended my university.

ademyonet 提交于 周二, 14/01/2020 - 19:58

I usually meet people when I see new. But I don't join parties.

shahhoseini 提交于 周三, 25/12/2019 - 13:24

I am a teacher and usually meet new students each semester. I will intend to relationships with new people from different nationalities.

Mdolores 提交于 周六, 14/12/2019 - 21:50

Everyday I can know peoples differents on each place where I am, because I like to relation with the people if their want

Murilo Martins 提交于 周六, 30/11/2019 - 18:28

I hardly ever meet new people because I don't like to hangout to the parties or pubs. I prefer to stay at home with my wife watching movies.

Laura390 提交于 周二, 26/11/2019 - 16:39

rarely I meet with new people, thoug I like have new friends.

Dariusz 提交于 周日, 24/11/2019 - 17:56

I sometimes meet new people on the street especially womem.

Nasser_mo 提交于 周二, 05/11/2019 - 13:17

I often meet new people in my work because my work requires it .

le van son 提交于 周二, 05/11/2019 - 04:17

I usually meet people in the party and social network to talk with them and make the relationship.

Nayara dos San… 提交于 周六, 26/10/2019 - 17:03

Recently, I had met new people at the network, exactly, in the English course free. I made friends with a Mexican, an American, and with a New Zealander. Their names are Esme, Eric, and Elliott.

Verolili 提交于 周四, 10/10/2019 - 03:17

I usually meet new people when I go to my friends' parties.

annjha_ 提交于 周四, 03/10/2019 - 14:51

I have completed the lesson "Meeting People at a Dinner". The level I chose is Beginner A1

nurnadiahazlan 提交于 周四, 03/10/2019 - 10:42

I have completed the lesson "Meeting People at a Dinner". The level I chose is Beginner A1.

nurul ashikin 提交于 周四, 03/10/2019 - 07:45

I have completed the lesson "Meeting People at a Dinner". The level I chose is Beginner A1.

Abdelmouttalib 提交于 周六, 28/09/2019 - 14:17

Almost every day i meet new people, Because of my work

Nurshaera73 提交于 周四, 19/09/2019 - 10:44

I have completed the following lessons of meeting a new team member, shopping for clothes and meeting a new team maker.

FLORENCE SHERRIE 提交于 周四, 19/09/2019 - 08:41

I have completed the following lesson Meeting people at a dinner.

Carmenmagenta 提交于 周一, 16/09/2019 - 18:31

Normally when I meet new people I ask: how are you?

raza.umar 提交于 周一, 16/09/2019 - 18:26

well I love to meet new people. Additionally, whenever, I meet with strangers I ask many things about his/her life experiences and personal information. Further, I also love to talk about the cultures. So, through this I will able to explore new cultures.

sarah karrar 提交于 周四, 22/08/2019 - 18:09

I usually meet new people every year, rather at the airport or college or other places like that.

Magedelabd 提交于 周三, 21/08/2019 - 17:47

I meet new people once a moth

shahramuteng 提交于 周四, 15/08/2019 - 22:39

I rarely meet new people, because nowadays I am in the house and do research and development.

Caterina Siligardi 提交于 周三, 14/08/2019 - 16:12

When I was a teacher, I met à lot of people everyday. Now I'm retired, but I can meet many people when I practice my favourite sport:Taijiquan.

Toanrt 提交于 周六, 03/08/2019 - 08:24

every weekend if im not busy for this *lol*

gedi 提交于 周五, 26/07/2019 - 04:55

first time i say him Hi then i ask him their name after that i told him to welcome to party and we start each other to ask him some information about the party

ayusisi 提交于 周三, 24/07/2019 - 07:26

I am rarely meet new people, might be meeting new people in the mall.

fariba 提交于 周二, 16/07/2019 - 11:49

i usually meet new people every one months.

Praveen kumar 提交于 周四, 11/07/2019 - 16:33

yes I do meet new people in weddings or any parties but I don't talk too much.

thanhtam 提交于 周一, 08/07/2019 - 00:45

I usually meet new people. When I go to supermarket, go to new class or go on street.

popo1011 提交于 周二, 02/07/2019 - 05:57

I rarely meet new people, because of my office have not the referred clients.
really? when you work as a surveyor engineer in civil projects, probably you meet new employee and staff in each part of the project. especially if you work in Iran you see Afghan worker in different works groups certainly. furthermore, if you should sign some documents, you can meet a different Contractor.

Diana0419 提交于 周日, 30/06/2019 - 07:30

I meet new people every two months.

abdalhameed 提交于 周五, 14/06/2019 - 13:36

I meet new people frequently, because of my job as a doctor.

muditha906 提交于 周五, 07/06/2019 - 05:42

I hardly ever meet new people

HamidrezaNazem 提交于 周四, 23/05/2019 - 13:42

I can't say any time correctly but I think each Friday. We have a friendly meeting on every Friday.

khemissi 提交于 周六, 18/05/2019 - 09:00

Hello ,meeting peuple it is vert interesting bécasse you must change your experience witty them.

Setareh 提交于 周一, 13/05/2019 - 03:22

I hardly ever meet new people, because in my job i only meet my colleagues.

Stanley Alvarez 提交于 周六, 04/05/2019 - 04:32

Not very often, because I don't leave my house frequently. But, when I'll finish my university study, I think I'll meet many people.

Ransom 提交于 周一, 29/04/2019 - 12:51

Hello. Is it mistake in first task - “do you know Alyssa” instead “do you remember Alyssa” ?
Hello Ransom 'Do you know Alyssa?' is also grammatically correct here, but is not as specific as 'Do you remember Alyssa?' In general, we say 'Do you know ...?' when we don't know if the other person has met the other person. In this case, Charles knows that Julian met Alyssa, which is why he says 'Do you remember Alyssa?' instead. All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team

César Árraga 提交于 周五, 19/04/2019 - 01:15

I meet new people every now and then, generally when I sometimes participate in lecture or trainings in some institutions. There are too many people that I don't know and I greet some who are near me. Also, when I go to birthday of my relatives or friends.

cittàutopica 提交于 周二, 09/04/2019 - 18:05

I meet new people quite frequently, especially at the gym, where I go from Monday to Wednesday.