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15 Everyday Conversational Expressions Visiting p.5

 

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* 15 Visiting (p.5 of 6)

 

15.23 When you want to introduce a person to somebody else

 

This is Bill. Listen <This is Bill. He works with me at the marketing department. Hello, Bill. Im Natalie. I used to work at the same company.>

This is my friend Tom. Listen <This is my friend Tom. He is an artist. Nice to meet you, Tom.>

I would like you to meet Harry. Listen < I believe weve met. How have you been, Harry?>

Id like you to meet my friend James. Listen < Im glad to meet you, James.>

Id like to introduce to you my sister Samantha. Listen < Hello, Samantha. Nice meeting you.>

Nancy, have you met Bill? Listen < No, I have not. But Ive heard a lot.>

Alice, do you know Christopher? Listen < Oh yes, I believe weve met. How are you, Christopher?>

Have you met? Listen < No, we have not.>

Have you two met each other? Listen < I dont believe we have.>

Have you two been introduced? Listen < Yes, we have just now.>

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15.24 When you have just been introduced to a person for the first time

 

Nice to meet you! Listen <Im Bob. Im Mary. Nice to meet you, Mary! Its a pleasure, Bob.>

Nice meeting you. Listen <My name is Jim. My name is Jessica. Nice meeting you, Jessica. Im happy to meet you, Jim.>

Pleased to meet you. Listen <Im Henry. Pleased to meet you, Henry. Im William. Im pleased to meet you too, William.>

It's a pleasure. Listen A Its a pleasure to meet you. <I would like you to meet my cousin Joe. Its a pleasure.>

What a pleasure to meet you! Listen <Jeremy, this is my cousin Sue. Hi, Sue. Im Tom. What a pleasure to meet you!>

I'm glad to meet you. Listen <This is Bill. I told you about him. Hello, Bill. Im glad to meet you.>

I'm happy to meet you. Listen <Tom, meet Jennifer, my cousin. Im happy to meet you, Jennifer.>

I'm delighted to make your acquaintance. Listen A Im very glad to meet you. <This is my brother Hank. How are you, Hank? Im delighted to make your acquaintance. Likewise.>

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15.25 When you start a conversation with a person you have been introduced to

 

Ive heard so much about you. Listen <This is my friend Jeremy. He lives in New York. Hello, Jeremy. Ive heard so much about you.>

Ive heard so much about you I feel I know you already. Listen <This is my brother Ron. Im glad to meet you, Ron. Ive heard so much about you I feel I know you alredy.>

Bob has told me all about you. Listen <Im Kirk. Kirk! Im happy to meet you in the flesh. Bob has told me all about you.>

Bob has told me so much about you. Listen <What a pleasure to meet you personally! Bob has told me so much about you.>

So, we finally meet face-to-face. Listen A We meet in person. <I guess we had a chance to talk over the phone. So, we finally meet face-to-face.>

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15.26 When you believe that you might know a person you have been introduced to

 

I believe weve met. Listen <Terry, this is my friend Sally. I believe weve met. Its nice to see you again, Sally.>

Have we met before? Listen < Maybe. Did you attend Mike Simpsons birthday party a month ago?>

Have I seen you somewhere before? Listen < Hardly. I have lived in Kentucky all my life. Im just visiting my friend for a couple of weeks.>

Didn't we meet at the party two weeks ago? Listen < Oh, yes! I remember, you got drunk and fell in the swimming pool.>

Don't I know you from somewhere? Listen < I dont think so. I have just moved to town from Kansas.>

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15.27 When you are approached by a person you believe you don't know

 

I'm sorry, do I know you? Listen <Hello, Im Mary. Im sorry, do I know you?>

I'm sorry, I've forgotten your name. Listen <It looks like its going to rain. It sure does. Oh, Im sorry, Ive forgotten your name.>

I don't believe I've had the pleasure. Listen A I dont think I have ever met you before. <Sir, your face looks familiar to me. Have we met before? I dont believe Ive had the pleasure.>

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15.28 When you want to make sure that you got a person's name right

 

I'm sorry, what was your name again? Listen A I didnt hear your name well at the time of introduction. < Its Laura. Im delighted to make your acquaintance, Laura. >

I didn't catch your name. I'm terrible at names. Listen < Im Mark. Mark Johnson. Nice to meet you, Mark.>

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15.29 When you mention a notable person

 

He is the life of the party. Listen A This lively person is the center of interest and fun at a social gathering. <Dont forget to invite Hank. He is the life of the party.>

She is the talk of the town. Listen A This person is the subject of discussion in this place. <Everybody noticed the managers sister at the corporate party. Now she is the talk of the department.>

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