Meeting a new team member

Listen to a conversation between two new colleagues to practise your listening skills.

Instructions

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Transcript

Peter: Hi, my name's Peter. What's your name?

Carla: Hi, Peter. I'm Carla. I'm new here.

Peter: Welcome to the company, Carla.

Carla: Thanks, Peter. I'm happy to be here and it's nice to meet you.

Peter: It's nice to meet you too.

Carla: Where do you work?

Peter: I work in the design team. We sit over there.  

Carla: I'm in the marketing team. I started last week.

Peter: You work in marketing? That's very interesting.

Carla: Yes, it is. I'm enjoying it. But there are a lot of new things to learn.

Peter: I'm sure there are. I'm happy to help you if I can.

Carla: Thank you, Peter. What do you do in the design department?

Peter: I design new products.  

Carla: That sounds interesting. I plan marketing events for new products. So I think we'll work together sometimes.

Peter: That would be great. So, where are you from, Carla?

Carla: Brazil. And you?

Peter: I'm from the UK.

Carla: How long have you been here?

Peter: I've worked here for three years but I actually moved here from the UK five years ago, to study.

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Average: 5 (4 votes)

Submitted by mhazizi on Thu, 30/05/2019 - 14:41

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I talk about her/his name, country/city, job. Also, I want to know what do he/she here and some subjects will come after talking.
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Submitted by teddysl on Sun, 26/05/2019 - 03:56

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if i meet a interesting person for the first time i will get his/her facebook detail or mobile number after that i can make a chat
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Submitted by TP on Sun, 26/05/2019 - 03:54

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I usually talk about myself such as my name and where I am from. Then I ask what his/her name and where he/she is from. I also talk about his/her interests, weather and other interesting facts. I express my happiness of meeting the person. However, I never talk about politics and religious matters.

Submitted by Kavi on Sun, 26/05/2019 - 03:48

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When I meet new people i talk about our details.Specially I ask their names.after i talk about our countries,family background,profession etc. I like to meet new people & introduce myself.
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Submitted by Ana Luisa Sanc… on Fri, 10/05/2019 - 16:56

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Hello everyone, In my job is usual be in touch with new teams, members, and new places. Is great and enrich know new people
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Submitted by kamal.buet on Tue, 07/05/2019 - 04:06

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When i meet new people for the first time, we first introduce ourselves. Afterwards we talk about our professions and the companies we serves. If the person is interesting, we extend the conversion about our countries, hobbies and cultures. we try to avoid to ask personal questions for the first time.

Submitted by Setareh on Sun, 28/04/2019 - 03:42

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when I meet people for the first time I question them first name and education , its job and finally I say to them to be success;