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  • Hi everyone! Welcome back to another

  • mmmEnglish lesson. I'm in London at the

  • moment and i decided to contact another

  • English teacher who has a channel on

  • YouTube! You might know her... Its Lucy

  • from English with Lucy! We are going to

  • meet together on camera so that you

  • can learn a little bit more about how to

  • introduce yourself in English! Hello! Hi! It's so nice

  • to meet you! Lovely to finally meet you. How

  • are you? I'm well, how are you? I'm good thank you. How are

  • you how are you finding London?

  • So far it has been incredible, like I've

  • been, you know, working really hard but also

  • having lots of fun as well. It's just

  • weather that's not quite my cup of tea!

  • It's not great! It's a bit grey at the moment. It's a little bit grey and a

  • little bit drizzly, a little bit cold for

  • me! I've (umm..) spend a few days up in Scotland

  • as well which was even colder, so

  • guess now... What's it like in Australia? At the moment, we're

  • just going into summer so it's starting to

  • get warm. Oooh I'm envious! I'm looking

  • forward to getting back there actually.

  • Do you live near the beach? I do, yeah! I live in melbourne

  • right near the beach.

  • yeah... And how long are you gonna stay here for?

  • Probably just another few days actually

  • so I've been here for about two weeks

  • already. Do you miss home?

  • Not really! It's nice to get out and explore

  • and see things and meet lots of new

  • people, like yourself! So... Yeah, I love traveling!

  • Do you? So

  • where have you been travelling recently?

  • Well, I used to live in Spain. I got to

  • see quite a lot of Spain, ummm... I haven't been

  • traveling recently.

  • Yeah... I did go on a holiday to Spain this

  • summer but i'm looking to move abroad

  • very soon!

  • Really? I'm looking to go back to Spain

  • very very soon! (That...) I would love to

  • visit Spain! I've never

  • been. Haven't you? No. Have you been to many other

  • countries? I have been... Yeah I've travelled quite

  • a lot. I have been to Greece so you know

  • warm beautiful beaches lovely in summer,

  • that kind of thing. Oh! I went to Greece this summer! I went to Kefalonia,

  • one of the islands. It is such a

  • gorgeous part of the world. The food! And the food! It's like

  • a mix of Greek and Italian food

  • together,

  • just my two favorites! The European

  • summer is lovely. It is... It's a shame about the winter!

  • I know! I'll make sure that I'm back

  • here for the summer next time! And you need to, you

  • need to visit Spain! Yes! Spain is my

  • favorite country in the world!

  • Yes, I know! It's been on my list for many

  • years. And the food there - if you like like the greek

  • food then you're going to love spanish food!

  • I'm a bit tired of eating spanish food in

  • restaurants anywhere else in the world

  • except in Spain! It's just not the same! It's not the same! And I'm looking

  • forward to having that my first proper

  • 'siesta' as well!

  • Oh, have you never had one before? We need

  • to correct that! Not officially, no. So, I've seen

  • on your channel that you quite like

  • cooking!

  • Yes! How did you get into that? Well, to be honest, I learned a

  • lot of it from my my fiancé, Shah. So he

  • is an excellent cook and I guess when

  • you get in a relationship with someone,

  • you have to kind of 'up the ante'

  • a bit so he was a really good cook and I

  • need to impress him with my skills! Well,

  • cooking for one just, it's not

  • the same, is it? Actually, I'm awful at cooking

  • for one. I always make about six meals

  • worth and then I have to end up freezing it,

  • which is kind of helpful but I'm not good at cooking for one.

  • Well, I recently moved back with my

  • parents for a short while before moving

  • on to another

  • country and the best part of it

  • is being able to cook for three other

  • people! Oh!I thought you were going to say

  • that you (umm)... The best part about it is

  • you get (like) home-cooked meals every

  • night! I don't! I make them myself! You do it yourself?

  • Yeah! That's like my sort of

  • agreement! You can have me here, and I'll cook for you!

  • What's your specialty?

  • Well I did travel in Italy a little bit...

  • Actually, I didn't go to Italy, I went to Palermo in Sicily! And

  • they taught me how to make a mean risotto!

  • But i really like experimenting, so I kind of

  • ask my dad and my brother (because they're the most

  • appreciative!) "What do you fancy?" And then I try and

  • do it but with a twist!

  • So, if they want mexican, then I'll do some sort

  • of... I like to invent! We're quite opposite in that

  • sense. I'm very much like a find a really

  • good recipe and make the recipe. Oh really? See I like to find a

  • couple of recipes, take inspiration from

  • them and then rewrite it myself! That sounds

  • interesting and very exciting!

  • So, what's your number one recipe then? I love

  • cooking Thai food

  • actually! I do love a thai green curry! Do you? Yeah. But,

  • I find it hard to find a good paste.

  • Well I make all of my pastes myself!

  • So, that's why mine are so good! But yeah, it's all

  • about the paste, right? So you

  • cook that first, then you deal with the

  • rest of it. So, you must have lived in

  • quite a few countries then? I have, I've

  • definitely travelled and visited a few,

  • I've only lived in... I was born in

  • Australia and I've lived most of my life in

  • Australia but i have spent some time

  • living in Vietnam and also in Malaysia.

  • I've never been to Asia at all! Haven't you?

  • In fact, I have only ever left Europe twice.

  • Once was to go to Jamaica and once was to go to

  • Grenada. Oh, really? You're a

  • Caribbean kind of girl?

  • I've lived in, just in Spain. I lived in

  • Madrid and I lived in Seville. (Mmm..) Beautiful

  • part of the world!

  • and London and the countryside in England.

  • I'm from Bedfordshire. What's the countryside

  • like? So green that sometimes when i get off the train

  • I have to put my sunglasses on because it hurts my eyes!

  • It's beautiful! Lovely and spring and summer

  • Autumn is stunning because you get all of the fall of the leaves.

  • Yeah. And winter's nice. It does

  • snow, occasionally. Where I'm from it's

  • quite flat but if you go further, further

  • afield you can go down hills and everything.

  • Yeah, but I'm looking to live in some other

  • countries... Soon! Not sure... That's one of the

  • things that I love most about teaching

  • and meeting new people is there are so

  • many opportunities to, you know, travel and go to

  • different places, and places that you never really

  • expected to go either!

  • Yeah! I mean, it's journey, isn't it? You

  • just end up doing things that you never

  • ever imagined and meeting lots of random

  • people... Like you! Exactly! Running

  • into you in London! Okay Emma!

  • Well, I would love to show you my

  • neighborhood so why don't we get a

  • coffee?

  • yeah I'd love to have a little bit of a

  • walk around that sounds great! Let's do it!

  • And have a chat? Yeah! Okay!

  • Well, i hope you enjoyed that video about introducing

  • yourself to someone that you've never

  • met before!

  • So there was lots of small talk and

  • conversation topics that you can use

  • when you first meet someone! So if you

  • would like to continue the conversation

  • with Lucy and I, she has another video on

  • her YouTube channel: English with Lucy

  • You can find the link underneath this

  • video and in that video we're going to

  • be talking about our jobs and what we do!

Hi everyone! Welcome back to another

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Meeting Someone New in English | Introductions & Small Talk

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