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Episode 10

It's Sarah's first day. Philip and Marcia show her around.

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Philip: Sarah, good to meet you again! Welcome on board.

Sarah: Thanks, Philip. I'm very pleased to be here.

Philip: I hope you enjoyed your holiday. Where did you go?

Sarah: I went to Thailand. It was lovely – great beaches and lovely food.

Philip: Oh, lucky you! It's time for hard work now, though!

Sarah: I'm ready for it!

Marcia: Let me show you to your office.

Sarah: Didn't know I have my own office! So, you don't hot-desk here?

Marcia: Well, most people do, as you can see, but we thought you'd need all your own private space.

Sarah: Yes, especially if you're meeting clients directly.

Marcia: But the atmosphere is actually quite informal because it's open-plan.

Sarah: Oh, that's good. I like that. You definitely get the sense of everyone being really busy!

Philip: Yes, they are, I hope! 

Marcia: So, this is your space!

Sarah: Wow! Great, lots of space! My last office was much smaller.

Philip: How many people did you work with there?

Sarah: I had a team of three. 

Philip: Well, here you'll have six people under you. We'll introduce you to your sales team after lunch.

Sarah: Hmm, that sounds good. What do you usually do for lunch?

Marcia: Oh, well, some people bring it in, but there's a canteen on the ground floor. Food's actually quite good and pretty cheap!

Sarah: Great.

Philip: Now then, I'll tell you about your schedule. There's a sales and marketing meeting every Monday, as well as a meet-up with various heads of department on Thursday afternoons, just so we know what we're doing.

Marcia: Other than that, how you organise your time is up to you.

Sarah: That's fine. I'm a good time manager! 

Philip: We'll leave you to it, then!

Sarah: I think I'm going to like working here!



Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


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