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.


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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Average: 4.2 (95 votes)

Submitted by Ndrkdbrgnv on Sun, 08/01/2023 - 13:14


To be honest, no. Cause i'm an introvert person so it's difficult for me to communicate with new people. I'm trying to solve this problem. Even if, i'm polite to them it doesn't mean that i've accepted them.

Submitted by Rita25 on Mon, 12/12/2022 - 12:45


Not really, I'm very reserved and not an easy going type. As my daily humdrum gets unbearable, to make matter worse this seem endless pandemic and homesickness is already tough for me. I long to meet new people with interesting personality, I yearn to express myself freely, share my thoughts and have a good laugh with friends. One thing is for sure, the once was lone wolf me is now eager to get out of her comfort zone meet new people and just enjoy the company of others.

Submitted by FeliipeAndresA on Thu, 08/12/2022 - 20:50


Of course. I'm always glad of meeting new people.

Submitted by TLg on Sun, 04/12/2022 - 21:14


Yes, i like meeting new people. Because, I believe that new people means social and new environment. I have a lot of learn from new people.

Submitted by hongquanqtqb on Mon, 07/11/2022 - 08:13


This lesson has improved my English a lot. Thank you very much. I will often folow you

Submitted by Ririn Fatma Nanda on Tue, 25/10/2022 - 04:28


Yes, I like it. Especially if he/she is from aboard. Was make me challenging to improve my English

Submitted by ruchiratr on Mon, 24/10/2022 - 15:17


Some people like to meet new people because they can improve their speaking skills where as some other people like to improve their speaking skills because they have to meet people.

Submitted by cacaulago on Thu, 06/10/2022 - 21:04


sometimes it's great to meet new people because you will always discover something new

Submitted by J-Castle on Tue, 27/09/2022 - 11:00


Do you like meeting new people?
Absolute no !!
I’m a shy and introverted person.
During the COVID 19 lockdown, I spent a lot of time in my home and I was a happy man.
In spite of the confinement my family and I used the time perfectly, studying online, cooking, doing homework and even I repaired some stuff (handyman).
As conclusion I do not like meet new people.