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.

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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Tatiana barrera 提交于 周二, 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.

Andycivita 提交于 周一, 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.

pabloxje 提交于 周三, 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.

m.someah 提交于 周二, 01/12/2020 - 14:46

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I used to meet new people at parties or official meetings about twice a week.
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.

luongpq 提交于 周三, 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.
Yes I do like meeting new people with similar interest

Roya 提交于 周一, 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...

AbdelmonemYounis 提交于 周六, 21/11/2020 - 04:58

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I met my friend two months ago

Diallo 提交于 周三, 18/11/2020 - 22:28

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I met my friend twice a week.

hasan.kumek 提交于 周三, 18/11/2020 - 16:17

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I met my classmates 2 months ago. I am a student, and there is covid 19, so I can't meet often new people.

Nurieta 提交于 周三, 18/11/2020 - 09:54

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It´s really difficult to meet new people right now, but still we can use different social networks and don´t forget we are alive.

Kaique Machado 提交于 周二, 03/11/2020 - 00:27

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That's depends, at the moment with the covid-19 it's difficult meet new people but I have met a really nice friend playing mobile Legends

Pedro Javier 提交于 周一, 02/11/2020 - 15:09

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I don't know many people, maybe because I'm an older person and I don't go out much, also I work a lot and I'm married, for this reason one has the same routine with the same people and family, but actually I would like to go out, travel and know other cultures.

Miti 提交于 周三, 28/10/2020 - 17:50

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This part have a wrong In task1 we have a ^do you know Alyssa ?^ but it isn’t in transcript

Hello Miti,

You are right, but we included 'Do you know Alyssa?' instead of 'Do you remember Alyssa?' because we thought it was more useful to know. 

I'm sorry if this caused any confusion, and thanks for letting us know.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk! In my opinion, " Do you know Alyssa? " and "Do you remember Alyssa?". These are 2 different speaking ways. However they are same meanning. The purpose of the talk is to ask this person to know anther one or not. Is it correct ?

Hello Loan,

In this context, yes, they mean much the same thing, though I think one could argue that in general they have different meanings. If we know someone, it generally means we have met them and are familiar with them -- sometimes just a little and sometimes much more -- and all of this implies that we remember them. We can remember people that we know and also people that we don't, though usually we'd probably say that we know them.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Carlos Cabrera 提交于 周四, 22/10/2020 - 21:50

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In my work knows many people, is very interesting each person has a history and are special. Knows people are great adventure, satisfaction and blessing.

GhazalQadriRazvi 提交于 周一, 19/10/2020 - 22:05

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I don't meet new people more often but I like to meet new people with positive energies and good knowledge so I can learn something from them.

Suraj paliwal 提交于 周一, 19/10/2020 - 06:29

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Often, I don't meet new people because covid-19 pandemic. I am a student so my mostly time spend in study.

Zazil 提交于 周五, 16/10/2020 - 22:48

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In the last months I have not meet new people due to confinement.

wiwin 提交于 周四, 15/10/2020 - 13:05

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in my previous job as a salesperson, I met a lot of clients

Ugulhan 提交于 周四, 15/10/2020 - 06:07

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Overall, I haven't met new people, yet. Due to coronavirus stuff, I have been at home and done study things. Usually, I would like to meet and talk to new people at my workplace or even during the holiday.

DEICY 提交于 周一, 12/10/2020 - 14:25

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Almost never, because I'm shy

Moon Wathan 提交于 周四, 08/10/2020 - 15:24

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I often meet new people when I am in work. Most of the people is my pupil's parents because I am a teacher.

Than Kutay Soe 提交于 周四, 01/10/2020 - 15:48

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I don't meet new people often because I works in a University. So, mostly I meet my friends, colleagues, and students. But sometimes when I visit to other departments, I meet new people.

habibao.medo 提交于 周二, 29/09/2020 - 18:50

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i usually don't meet new people i don't know how to deal with new people

marialuisa 提交于 周一, 21/09/2020 - 13:59

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I work at my home and usually I don't meet new people

Pola 提交于 周六, 12/09/2020 - 19:11

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In fact, I meet new people everyday due to my job because I am working at sales marketing in the tourism field in Egypt and that make me friendly to my customers, though.

Maria19 提交于 周五, 04/09/2020 - 10:45

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I meet new people every day because of my job.

Lysa 提交于 周五, 04/09/2020 - 09:45

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In the past, I used to meet new persons monthly at work and sometimes occasionally when attending conferences. However, due to the pandemic, practically I do not meet people to avoid the virus propagation.
As a sales person I meet new people in our factory or at some big conferences. Sometime I met new people in the gym, when we select the same exercise course maybe we could have the same interest and have the same topic to talk with.

biso01 提交于 周一, 24/08/2020 - 10:58

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usually i meet new people in my work due to its nature. its good thing to meet new people and speaking with them and i like it. it give new experience in life that you have to learn from them.

MARIANO_HB 提交于 周二, 11/08/2020 - 22:14

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I seldom meet new people in my personal life. In my job I usually meet new people especially suppliers, they look for me seeking a new customer.
I quite often meet with new people due to my job. I work as a sales executive. Besides, I use a few apps in order to improve my English and they cause to meet with new people.
For me, I just meet new people from time to time, sometimes once a week. When I join a new team, I meet several team members who are also new to me. Every time I go to a party, I have a chance to meet some new people. When I become a new club member, I can also meet some new ones. We can get to know more from each other. I think that is very interesting. Life is full of new things and new people around us. Never ever stop dreaming. Always try to find new things and meet new people. Eeryone is something new in this world. Be glad of it.

Phan Bao Dung 提交于 周二, 28/07/2020 - 18:51

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My current job makes me not a lot of opportunities to meet new people. I can meet a few new people in my English class or my office, even at the book stores.

I am 提交于 周三, 22/07/2020 - 19:33

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Time to time. Usually I’ve meet new people when I’m traveling in another places. But in my work place I’m meeting a new persons too.

joice 提交于 周三, 22/07/2020 - 12:58

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I often meet new people in the college and church.

Ahmad_Khalil 提交于 周二, 21/07/2020 - 11:02

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I often meet new people, sometimes at work, sometimes at celebrations.

Miri85 提交于 周一, 20/07/2020 - 10:26

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I don´t meet people often. Only sometimes in the gym or some new neighbor in the building.

syah 提交于 周日, 19/07/2020 - 13:33

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Before this pandemic, I often participate many competitions in many places. There I met many new people. But, at this time I meet little new people bacause most of my time is at home.

Nader Ashish 提交于 周三, 15/07/2020 - 13:09

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How can I download the audio guys

Hello Nader Ashish,

I'm afraid our audio content is not working right now due to a temporary technical problem. We are working to resolve it as quickly as we can, and apologize for the inconvenience.

Once this is fixed, you are welcome to download any of the audio on our site. Just right-click on the audio player and then choose 'Save As ...' to save it to your device.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

muhammadseif 提交于 周一, 13/07/2020 - 22:53

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I meet little new people . I'm at home most of the time. That's so pity.

sara1412 提交于 周日, 12/07/2020 - 19:38

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when i change my work place and i participate in volunteer work or going to my friend party .

fatfat 提交于 周三, 08/07/2020 - 10:52

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If I change my workplace, I meet new people about to be every four years.