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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Hello Papia Mustary,

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Hello sir,
My name is Moussa I'm a new on this site I'd like to discuss with people online so that my english can be improved. but I don't know with who or how to get it.

Hi Moussa Diabaté,

Welcome! Feel free to read the comments from other people and, if you are interested, write replies to them. I recommend that you have a look at the Learning hub (linked) because there are conversations going on there that you can join in. Hope to see you in there!


LearnEnglish team

Submitted by cicerocoghi on Sun, 19/03/2023 - 18:45


Yes I like meeting new people. I think it is the good opportunity to find out and have new friends. I am quite shy than a like when my friends are with me and they can introduce me to the people in the meeting...

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Submitted by Shuaib.a on Sun, 19/03/2023 - 12:08


Yes I like to meet New people

Hello sir,
I'm Moussa I want to improve my speaking skill in english by chatting with people online. I don't know how to do but I think that this is an occasion for us to take contact and chatt whenever it's possible. if you want my whattspp number I can give you it or if you know a way to chatt out of whattspp tell me that and I'll manage the effort for that. thanks to come back to me.

Hi Moussa Diabaté,

Sorry, sharing personal details such as your Whatsapp number is not allowed on this site, according to our House rules. However, we welcome you to post messages and reply to and interact with people in the comment sections here on the site. You might be interested to check out the Learning hub, which is the section of the site dedicated to practising English and interacting with other people from around the world. We hope you enjoy learning English here!


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Submitted by Tiara on Fri, 10/03/2023 - 11:24


I'm an introvert. So, I don't like meeting new people. But I'll try to say these words when I meet new people.

Submitted by julia.LENCINA1 on Tue, 21/02/2023 - 19:26


i don´t like meeting with new people