Business cards

Listen to four people talk about their jobs to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

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

Transcript

A

A: Hello, Doctor Miller. It's nice to meet you.  

B: Please call me Peter.

A: OK. Are you a medical doctor? It must be helpful when you sell medical equipment.

B: Actually, no. My doctorate was in electronic engineering, but it's still helpful for me when I sell our equipment.


B

Good morning, everyone. I'm happy to be here today to tell you about our new project. My name is Alessandro Rossi. I'm the project leader on the Starlight programming project.


C

Pleased to meet you. Here's my card. My real name is Megumi Tanaka, but people who are not from my country think it's difficult to say my name, so I use another name, Meg, when I'm working internationally.


D

Hello, everyone. My name's Andres Mulligan. I'm very happy to be joining this team for the next few months and learning more about research and development.

Reading text

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DX Medical Equipment Ltd
Dr Peter Miller
Sales Director

2

*Space10 Designs*
Alessandro Rossi
Lead Programmer

3

Global Engineering Consults
Megumi Tanaka
Product Manager

4

MaXtin Ltd
Andres Mulligan Jr
Intern, R&D team

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Submitted by ayusisi on Mon, 22/07/2019 - 12:08

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I have a business card from my company. I work at an e-commerce company. The information which put in my business card is first name, last name, date of birth, phone number, role, company address.

Submitted by Chue on Sun, 14/07/2019 - 09:39

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In my country, most business cards include company name, name, job position, address, phone number,and email address.

Submitted by Cho on Sat, 29/06/2019 - 05:54

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In my country, they have names, positions, names of organization, contact numbers, email & facebook accout and address on their business card.

Submitted by Diana0419 on Thu, 27/06/2019 - 15:33

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Yes, it is common to have a business card when the employees or employers are introducing themselves. Receiving the business card, it is mandatory to keep when you have an emergency or necessary task to contact.

Submitted by khaalid Brightmoon on Thu, 13/06/2019 - 15:12

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My country id card it has more info as first name and last name and date of bitith

Submitted by Agata2021 on Mon, 03/06/2019 - 12:44

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In my country bussiness card contains a few important things: first name and surname, work position, name of organization on Croatian and English, email address and location of organization.

Submitted by pabe on Sun, 02/06/2019 - 14:25

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I wondering about the key of the task 1. Actually, Alessandro is the manager of the company ?? In the Transscript he just talks about the project not company why it's true
Hello pabe, As you say, Alessandro does not say he is the manager. In the key, the correct answer to the question is 'false': > Alessandro is the manager of the company. > False ~ Peter The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by mhazizi on Mon, 27/05/2019 - 14:45

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I have a business card from my university. There are some information on the my business card: my full name; my position; post address; telephone number; cellphone number; email address and post code with logo of my university.