Let’s practise some useful expressions when introducing people or meeting people again.
Listen and read the following dialogue:
Mark: Hi. I’m Mark Ryder.
Nicole: Ah, you’re the new marketing director.
Mark: That’s right.
Nicole: I’m Nicole Delacroix. I’m Allie’s personal assistant. Welcome to Paris!
Mark: Thank you.
Nicole: I’ll just tell Allie you’re here. Allie? Mark Ryder’s here. OK. You’re from San Francisco, aren’t you?
Mark: Yes, I am.
Allie: Hello, Mark.
Mark: Allie, It’s good to see you again. How are you?
Allie: Very well. Did you have a good journey?
Mark: Yes, fine, no problems.
Allie: Let me introduce you to the team. You’ve met Nicole, my personal assistant?
Mark: Yes, we’ve said hello.
Allie: This is Jacques Lemaître, our PR director.
Jacques: How do you do?
Mark: Mark Ryder. How do you do?
Allie: And this is Ben Watts, our designer.
Ben: Hi, Mark.
Mark: Great to meet you, Ben.
Ben: We’ve heard a lot about you.
Mark: Really? All good, I hope.
Allie: OK. Shall we go to my office?
Now practice repeating the red phrases. Copy the rhythm.
Adapted from: Oxenden, Clive, and Christina Latham-Koenig. New English File Intermediate. Student’s Book. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.