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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Submitted by Elibaez3 on Wed, 10/07/2024 - 06:18


"Yes, I love meeting new people now, but when I was younger, I didn’t talk very much.

Submitted by sawpaing on Sun, 07/07/2024 - 21:19


I don't like meeting new people. I talk less. I don't want to talk to people much.

Submitted by Loannguyen12 on Sat, 29/06/2024 - 06:34


Yes, I love meeting new people, I think meeting new people is like opening a new book with blank pages ready to be filled with beautiful moment and memories

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Submitted by Maphan Nin Ra on Thu, 20/06/2024 - 16:22


Do you like meeting new people?

Yes, I do. I have two points why i like to meet new people.

First one is I want to communicate with new language with them by exchanging new cultures and

Second one is to extend my network with new people who have different ideas and different opinions.

Thank you for precious English Lesson

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Submitted by Lovish on Fri, 07/06/2024 - 13:32


I love meeting new people always.

Submitted by Mai Anh on Mon, 03/06/2024 - 15:01


No, I don't. I feel uncomfortable with strangers. I don't know why, but most of the time I find it difficult to meet new people. So, I try to overcome that negative feeling and I still smile, speak politely, and keep a friendly attitude. As a result, I easily make friends or receive sympathy from others. They easily confuse me for an extrovert.

Submitted by ubaid332 on Thu, 09/05/2024 - 12:30


Yes, I like to meet new people. Because in this way I can improve my knowledge by knowing about their skills and attitude. In the first meeting, the feelings are not good because that time we don't know each other but after that it is useful.

Submitted by Haico on Sat, 20/04/2024 - 14:52


Yeah. I really like meeting new people. Because That helps me reach many types of people.

Submitted by ngabichbongg on Wed, 17/04/2024 - 05:06


No, I don't like it much. I am an introvert. So it's hard for me to start a conversation with strangers. I feel so ashamed and speak inarticulately. I think this is one the my flaws. But I am on the way to change it and improve myself better.