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"a social butterfly" = someone who enjoys being around people

"She's a real social butterfly and always seems to make friends so easily."

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Nice to Meet You
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening
5. Online Investigations

Level: Topic: Type: Speakers: Length:
easy introductions conversation man - girl 00:52

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

What are the kinds of questions you ask when meeting someone for the first time? Would you ask different questions depending on the age, social status, and gender of the person to whom you are speaking? Write down your ideas before you listen to the conversation.

Meeting People
HELPFUL TIP: When you meet new world friends, try using expressions like "Oh really?", "How interesting!" or "No kidding!" in a genuine way to show you are interested in them.


2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the announcement by pressing the "Play Audio" button, and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.


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1. Where does this conversation most likely take place?
A. at a park
B. at a school
C. at a birthday party
D. at a music recital

2. What is the girl's name?
A. Kathy
B. Karen
C. Nancy
D. Nanny

3. Where does the girl probably live now?
A. in Scotland
B. in France
C. in England
D. in the United States

4. What does the girl's father do for a living?
A. He is a travel agent.
B. He is a professor.
C. He is computer programmer.
D. He is a French teacher.

5. What is one thing NOT mentioned about the girl's family?
A. why her parents lived in England for several years
B. where her mother works at the present time
C. where the girl grew up
D. how old the girl was when she moved to her present location


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Correct answers:

Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script.

3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

Review the Explanation of Answers.

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
Classroom Users:
Introduce yourself to three other people in your class including information on your nationality, family, school, work, and hobbies.

Use the Internet to do research on a famous person. Find out as much information as you can including the points mentioned in number one. Then, pretend you are that person and introduce yourself to other students in the class.

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
People say hello and greet one another differently throughout the world. Some shake hands and others hug each other. Use the Internet to search for information about how people greet each other in two different countries. What words are said or exchanged? What do people do during this greeting?

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