Meeting people

It's Makayla's first day at a new school and she's lost. 

Instructions

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and follow the instructions to practise your speaking.

Transcript

Gemma: Hello.
Makayla: Hi.
Gemma: Are you OK? You look lost.
Makayla: Er, yeah. I’m new at this school. I don’t know anyone. 
Gemma: What’s your name?
Makayla: Makayla.
Gemma: That’s a cool name. How do you spell it, with a ‘k’ or a ‘c’?
Makayla: With a ‘k’. What’s your name?  
Gemma: I’m Gemma … with a ‘g’! What year are you in?
Makayla: I’m in Year 11.
Gemma: So am I. So, you’re 16?
Makayla: No, I’m 15. My birthday’s in May.
Gemma:  Ah, OK. What class are you in?
Makayla: I don’t know yet. What class are you in?
Gemma: I’m in 11B.
Makayla: Oh no! I’m late!
Gemma: Don’t worry. Come with me, Makayla with a ‘k’, and we can ask my teacher about your class.
Makayla: Really? Oh, thanks a lot.

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Gemma: Hello.
Makayla: Hi.
Gemma: Are you OK? You look lost.
Makayla: Er, yeah. I’m new at this s_____.  I d___ know anyone.
Gemma: What’s your name?
Makayla: Makayla.
Gemma: That’s a cool name. How do you spell it, with a ‘k’ or a ‘c’?
Makayla: With a ‘k’. What’s y___ n___?
Gemma: I’m Gemma … with a ‘g’! What year are you in?
Makayla: I’__ i__ Year 11.
Gemma: So am I. So, you’re 16?
Makayla: No, I’__ 15. My b________ i__ May.
Gemma:  Ah, OK. What class are you in?
Makayla: I d___ k___ yet. What class are you in?
Gemma: I’m in 11B.
Makayla: Oh no! I__ late!
Gemma: Don’t worry. Come with me, Makayla with a ‘k’, and we can ask my teacher about your class.
Makayla: Really? Oh, t_____ a l__.
Gemma: No problem. Come on, let’s go.

Discussion

What do you usually say in English when you meet someone new for the first time? 

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Comments

Submitted by kusz on Sun, 04/12/2020 - 18:10

Nice exercice Iove it

Submitted by nohnoh on Sat, 12/21/2019 - 12:18

This year a new Italien student came to our class so we were obliged to talk in English with him so i said hello my name is Nouha and you ?..did you like our school? ..our country? .. I couldn't talk more because i can't talk good in English although i can do it alone i think i'm a shy person.
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Submitted by Nathan on Thu, 10/03/2019 - 11:21

I love it,! at the same time my year 15 .d
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Submitted by empty on Mon, 06/03/2019 - 09:24

lets see... I'll say hi/hello , whats up? And then i'll ask the person's name and continue with talking about something .

Submitted by Fayyazhussain on Wed, 01/30/2019 - 08:38

Hey' I am new here..my name is Fayyaz.

Submitted by cyneesta on Sun, 01/06/2019 - 14:04

hello i'm from indonesia

Submitted by chancellor01 on Fri, 08/28/2020 - 10:16

Great and awesome. Just I couldn't download the segment.

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Submitted by JoModerator on Fri, 08/28/2020 - 13:19

Hi chancellor01,

We're glad that you like this page. 

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Submitted by KeremAkif on Tue, 12/25/2018 - 15:35

First I smile and then I say Hello, and I ask what is your name?

Submitted by UrbaezEdith on Sat, 07/07/2018 - 00:08

Nice to meet you

Submitted by Nick735 on Mon, 04/09/2018 - 01:33

I say: -hello! what's your name? -my name is Nicolas -where are you from? -i'm from Brazil and more [...]

Submitted by waseemraza on Sun, 06/03/2018 - 23:40

My name is waseem Raza I dont know how to use it My whatsapp is ...

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Submitted by pannaislam on Sat, 02/24/2018 - 05:50

hi

Submitted by charmander789 on Mon, 01/29/2018 - 22:50

hello
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