Business cards

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

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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
Director
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
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Submitted by Setareh on Wed, 15/05/2019 - 15:55

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in my country, people put their surname end and their first name first.
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Submitted by randyjay on Sun, 05/05/2019 - 04:03

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In Our Country Most People didn't use surnames , Ex- Randika Madushan but some people have surname of their name Ex - Nalin Perera as Mr Perera
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Submitted by teddysl on Sun, 05/05/2019 - 04:02

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In sri Lanka we used from the begging our surnames but some people put their surname both first and end!

Submitted by Kavi on Sun, 05/05/2019 - 04:02

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In Sri Lanka,some people put their surname at the beginning.But some people put at the end.
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Submitted by mtalebi on Sat, 20/04/2019 - 06:45

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In Iran, people put their surname at the end.
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Submitted by Stanley Alvarez on Fri, 19/04/2019 - 19:57

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

Submitted by Traveler on Tue, 16/04/2019 - 17:54

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In my country Ecuador, the people put the surname in the end, after the firstname.
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Submitted by MAO on Fri, 29/03/2019 - 13:47

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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.
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Submitted by Stanley Alvarez on Mon, 18/03/2019 - 16:12

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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 Thanks for answering the discussion question and sharing this information about Colombia! I just wanted to explain that we removed some details from your comment to protect your privacy in line with our House Rules (https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/house-rules). All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Estudent on Fri, 01/03/2019 - 15:01

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