Business cards

Business cards

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

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

Preparation

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

Task 1

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Submitted by Jamie on Wed, 11/12/2019 - 12:51

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Someone can tell me how to do the reading text after the transcript

Hello Jamie

The reading text shows you the text on these four people's business cards. We are working to make them look more like business cards, but I'm afraid for now this is the way they look.

It would be good to compare what the business cards say to what the speakers say in the audio -- sometimes they provide more information. You need the reading text to answer some of the questions in the tasks.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Marwa Adel on Fri, 06/12/2019 - 01:17

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In task 1 I think the answer here should be (true), isn't it? Megumi thinks her real name is difficult to say
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Submitted by Kirk Moore on Sat, 07/12/2019 - 13:10

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Hello Marwa

Megumi says that other people find it difficult to say her name, but she doesn't think that herself. It's a small difference, but the way she says it, it is false.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by elit.sw on Tue, 26/11/2019 - 14:00

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the main title is the business name, Then some information and examples of their work and the contact information at the end.

Submitted by Dariusz on Wed, 20/11/2019 - 23:42

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In my country on business card people have information like: name, last name, job and contact.

Submitted by subedi sweety on Tue, 12/11/2019 - 10:33

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Well, the business cards which is used in my country have the several details alike most of the other country's card such as their name, credit card number, expiry date, their job position, phone number and not to mention the bank name and sometime their email address.

Submitted by Izzati Saufie on Thu, 03/10/2019 - 14:09

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I have completed the lesson for "Business Card". The level I chose is Beginner A1