Before we get started...

You can hear this English expression in a meeting. If there are announcements to make, people to introduce, or other things to talk about before the main topic of the meeting, someone will say "Before we get started...":

Before we get started, I wanted to introduce everyone to a new member of our team. This is Hyejin Lee.

The host of a TV or radio talk show sometimes uses this expression as well.

This phrase appears in these lessons: