Read four business cards to practise and improve your reading skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.

Reading text
KPD Foods
Bruno Silva
Head of Marketing
Address: Avenida Paulista 53, Bela Vista, São Paulo, 01311-914, Brazil
Tel: (+55) 11 8134 7706
Getty Telecommunications Ltd
Olivia Hoskins
International Project Manager
Address: 700 Rockville Street, Monroe, New York 10950, USA
Tel: (+1) 845 228 8396
Orion Education Services
Park Ji-Yeon
Address: South Korea, Seoul, Jongno-gu, Sajik-ro-3-gil 23, 30174
Tel: (+82) 2 235-6482
ABC Travel
Rashid Khan
Sales Representative
Address: Hajar Road, Dubai, UAE
Tel: (+971) 4 677 3355



Language level

Beginner: A1


In Sri Lanka,some people put their surname at the beginning.But some people put at the end.

In Iran, people put their surname at the end.

In my country, Colombia, in business cards people put their name first and then their surname. For example, Stanley Álvarez, Industry Engineer, ALV House.

In my country Ecuador, the people put the surname in the end, after the firstname.

In Taiwan, we put our surname before our name. Commonly, the surname of ours is composed of one word and there are two words with our name.

No they don't. In my country people put their surname at the end in business card. They put their names first, e.g.

Stanley Álvarez
Industry Engineer
University of xxxxxxxxx.
Address: xxxxxxxxxxx, Medellín - Colombia.

Hello Stanley
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The LearnEnglish Team

The surname is put at the end, after the name.