Series 1 Episode 1 – Meeting Friends

BCSW - Meeting friends

In this first episode our friends meet up in a café.


Do the vocabulary activity below before you listen. Then listen to the episode and do the first two tasks to check your understanding. Finally, practise some grammar in Tasks 3 and 4. You can read the transcript at any stage if you want.


Listen to the audio


Put the events in the correct order.  

Task 2

Decide if these statements are true or false.

Task 3

Complete the sentences by typing ‘someone’ or ‘anyone’ into the gaps.

Task 4

Choose the correct verb form to complete the sentences.


Johnny: Hello! Hello? Excuse me! Excuse me?

Olivia: Just sit down anywhere – they don’t have waiters in here!

Johnny: Oh, ok, is it ok if I sit here?

Olivia: Sure…but you’ll need to go to the counter if you want anything…

Johnny: Actually, I’m not really here to eat, or anything. I’m supposed to be meeting someone.

Olivia: Well, wait here long enough, most of London will come in…

Johnny: Sorry?

Olivia: Just joking.

Sarah: Excuse me, is anybody sitting here?

Olivia: I can’t see anyone!

Sarah: Sorry?

Olivia: Just joking. Go ahead, sit down.

Sarah: Thanks.

Olivia: You might be waiting a while if you sit here.

Sarah: Sorry?

Olivia: There are no waiters here – people usually just go up to the counter and order whatever they want.

Sarah: Oh…well…I’m just supposed to be meeting someone here actually…

Olivia: Not him, by any chance?

Sarah: Who?

Olivia: This guy here!

Johnny: Hello!

Sarah: Oh. No…

Johnny: No…I am waiting to meet someone…but not you! Where are you from, anyway?

Sarah: Well, I live in London now, but I’m originally from Shanghai.

Johnny: Thought so! I’m from Hong Kong.

Olivia: Sorry to interrupt..but who are you both waiting for?

Johnny: I’m waiting for my friend Harry…

Sarah: …and I’m waiting for my friend Magda…

Olivia: How interesting!

Johnny: Erm…why’s that interesting?

Olivia: Because Harry and Magda are both friends of mine as well, and right now I’m waiting for both of them too…and here they are!

All: Hello

Olivia: Let’s make this easier – I’m Olivia!

Johnny: I’m Johnny. I’m a friend of…

Harry: …mine. He’s a friend of mine. I’m Harry.

Sarah: Ok! I’m Sarah, and I’m a friend of…

Magda: …mine! I’m Magda. Nice to meet you!

Olivia: This is complicated, isn’t it? Shall I get some tea? I think we’ll need a big pot, this might take some time. So, how do we all know each other..?