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 Magedelabd on Sat, 17/08/2019 - 17:41

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what we have in our business card in our country is as following , first name , family name , the position , the company name , then the contact details , like the phone number and the email address and finally the company logo.

Submitted by Longan1991 on Fri, 16/08/2019 - 05:10

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Whẹn businessmen mệt and exchange, they often give a business card to contact. In my country, a business card comprises information such as name, position, field, work place, address, phone number. In my opinion, it is useful and convenient for us to use the card,
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Submitted by shahramuteng on Wed, 14/08/2019 - 20:51

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business people use emotion, emoji and graphic images on their business cards, and don't give any personal information!! it's was joking!! similar to other world countries some personal and company information will have on a business card. such as person and company name, phone number, Email, etc.
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Submitted by shinhaphura on Tue, 13/08/2019 - 10:09

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I think it should has some basic information, such as: full name, position, email, phone number, company's name and address, something like that, ;)

Submitted by Toanrt on Fri, 02/08/2019 - 09:55

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Name Major in Address And phone numbers

Submitted by samreenmkhan on Tue, 30/07/2019 - 10:21

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I think bussiness cards have same information all around the world and the information on the cards is not different as it has Person's full name their phone number,email address, company name,official telephone number and their dasignation.

Submitted by jdevera21 on Tue, 30/07/2019 - 08:52

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Which information do people have on their business cards in your country? In our country, the advertising business is very popular as a matter of fact there is quite a number of registered company in the Security Exchange Commission a government body who regulate all official business registered in the country, so people in line with their businesses must have accurate details of the information dictate in your company portfolio especially in your business card wherein all your main contact details like landline office number, mobile number, office number, and email address as well are mention clearly to communicate properly to prospect business client in our outside the country.

Submitted by Santika on Mon, 29/07/2019 - 11:14

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In this lesson I learn to pay attention to both listening and reading text equally and combined information from both of them properly. The sentence "Megumi thinks her real name is difficult to say" should refer to the all people she has met, not only people outside her country that she has met. And, instead of thinking about people outside the country she has met, we should focus on people inside her country she has met that have no difficulties on saying her name. That is why the sentence "Megumi thinks her real name is difficult to say" has the label "false".

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.