In this episode we look at the things you can say to someone you’ve just met.
WAITER: Another drink sir?
WALTER: No thankyou.
SUE: Excuse me – is anyone sitting here?
WALTER: No – please have a seat.
SUE: That’s better – my feet are killing me!
WALTER: Have you been here long?
SUE: No, but I just flew in this morning, and I haven’t had a chance to sit down since then.
WALTER: Oh, where have you come from?
SUE: From Manila.
WALTER: Is this your first visit to Australia?
SUE: No, I have been once before, but it was a long time ago.
WALTER: And have you been to Sydney before?
SUE: No, it’s an amazing city.
WALTER: Yes, it has its points. But you’re lucky to live in Manila. It’s a fascinating city.
SUE: What about yourself? Do you live in Sydney?
WALTER: No, I live in Melbourne. I’m just here for the conference.
SUE: I’m going to Melbourne later. What’s the weather like there?
WALTER: Not too good in winter, but at the moment it should be okay.
So, how’s your hotel?
SUE: It’s good. Very convenient – just near the harbour.
WALTER: Have you seen the Opera House yet?
SUE: Yes, we flew right over it!
WALTER: Excuse me – there’s someone I must talk to. (stands) It’s been very nice to meet you. I’m Walter by the way.
SUE: You too. I’m Sue. Perhaps we’ll meet later.
WALTER: I hope so.