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 nikta on Sun, 14/11/2021 - 07:01

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In Iran we put our first name and then last name. for example my name is Nikta Asadi.

Submitted by ANOUAR on Tue, 09/11/2021 - 11:14

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Personnaly I put my first name the my surname

Submitted by John Nguyen on Mon, 01/11/2021 - 03:17

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In Vietnam, we put our surname first, so my name is Nguyen Duy Nhat

Submitted by ayaabdo on Tue, 26/10/2021 - 00:04

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In Libya, we but our surname at last.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Sat, 23/10/2021 - 10:39

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In VIETNAM, a person's full name is surname+middle name+first name.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Fri, 15/10/2021 - 15:56

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In my country, most of people put their surname name in last. SOME People put their surname in first.i put my surname in last.

Submitted by Momocompanyman on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 16:04

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In Algeria, usually we put the surname at the end.

Submitted by KATIELLE RAIAN… on Sun, 11/07/2021 - 14:18

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In my country, people put their last name last.

Submitted by Laura390 on Thu, 27/05/2021 - 02:30

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Depend. When is formal something the people put their surneim first. But usually use the first name.

Submitted by Marce-English on Sun, 23/05/2021 - 17:15

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In my country, we put the surname at the end on the card.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Tue, 04/05/2021 - 14:25

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In my country usually people put their surname in the end. Some people who want against this this thing put their surname in the first. I have no surname only one name Suraj

Submitted by DarwinM on Tue, 13/04/2021 - 18:10

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It depends on the situation.If it's a formal one people should put their surname first otherwise not.

Submitted by victor.07 on Mon, 05/04/2021 - 22:44

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In my country, we put our surname at first

Submitted by mirtha on Wed, 24/03/2021 - 18:50

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In my country, people put their surname name at the end, however some forms require it first.

Submitted by Giuliana on Wed, 24/03/2021 - 01:23

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No actually que name is first and after write a surname but sometimes if someone requests that surname put first (obviously) we write in first of all but always in my country write que name firstly

Submitted by Andrea Valencia on Tue, 23/03/2021 - 21:57

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In my country people put their surname at the end.

Submitted by Veronikka on Sun, 14/03/2021 - 23:23

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I'm from Peru and in my country the people write their names and then their surnames.

Submitted by fariba on Mon, 08/03/2021 - 09:12

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no, in my country at first we use second name.

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Thu, 04/03/2021 - 01:50

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In my country, we put our surname at first. when I fill some information in English, I sometimes confused which name to write at first.

Submitted by Brenda Patrici… on Wed, 24/02/2021 - 16:58

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In my country people usually put their surname first, but honestly I would rather put it at the end.

Submitted by Nasywa Shiyami… on Mon, 15/02/2021 - 03:40

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In my country, we put our surname at the end of the name. But in fill the some form, surename put at the first and ended by name.

Submitted by Alex.BC on Tue, 26/01/2021 - 15:11

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In Russia, the name is written on business cards first, and then the surname. In official documents, the surname is written first and then the name.

Submitted by In on Thu, 21/01/2021 - 07:28

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In my country, we use to put our name first.

Submitted by Leila77 on Wed, 20/01/2021 - 14:58

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In my country (Algeria), people put their surname at the end.

Submitted by Tatiana barrera on Tue, 15/12/2020 - 02:11

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In my country, the people put their surname after that their name. Usually, they are two names and two last names

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Fri, 04/12/2020 - 09:20

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In my country people put their surname in the end.

Submitted by Stephen veloso on Fri, 27/11/2020 - 20:03

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Hi everybody !!! In Brazil we write the last name at the end!!

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 10/11/2020 - 06:23

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Hi everyone In my country, people put their last name at the end.

Submitted by Ugulhan on Thu, 05/11/2020 - 07:13

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Yes, we refer to the first name of men, then next is his surname.

Submitted by Kaique Machado on Tue, 03/11/2020 - 19:19

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In my country their put the surname at the end

Submitted by Mikeverney1986 on Mon, 02/11/2020 - 15:47

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In my mu country people put there surname last.

Submitted by Salvadorr on Wed, 14/10/2020 - 15:45

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Hi guys I'm from turkey in my our country People put their surname at the end

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Thu, 08/10/2020 - 15:48

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In my country, we don't have any surname. We have name only. We don't have any first name last name like that.

Submitted by Stella on Tue, 06/10/2020 - 04:35

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In my country, there is no Surname.

Submitted by Asni on Sun, 13/09/2020 - 21:52

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In my country, people put their surname first.

Submitted by sonjoy on Sun, 06/09/2020 - 11:03

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Hi I am from Bangladesh, in my country people are used to write their sure name at the end and they write their original/first name at first.For example: Sonjoy Das,here first name is "Sonjoy" and sure name is "Das". Thanks

Submitted by Pola on Sat, 05/09/2020 - 18:45

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In my country ( Egypt ), we're put the first name then the father's name.

Submitted by Faheem Khan on Tue, 18/08/2020 - 12:41

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in our country pakistan people put their surnames at the beginning.

Submitted by Maria19 on Sun, 02/08/2020 - 10:37

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In my country, Israel, people put their last name at the end.

Submitted by Kaofeng on Sun, 19/07/2020 - 08:21

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In my country, China, people usually put their surname first. I believe it is part of Chinese culture. I also believe this style is very common in other countries. By the way, in addresses in China, people write the country first, which is the same as in South Korea.

Submitted by fatfat on Wed, 08/07/2020 - 11:09

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we use surname at the end.

Submitted by Hennadii on Tue, 23/06/2020 - 11:22

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I think we use both versions. It depends on how it fits. Besides we use patronymics (middle name) without fail.

Submitted by Onur on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 11:49

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I live in Turkey. In my country, surnames are used at the end of full names.

Submitted by eshan.saif on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 20:27

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Bangladeshi people basically put their surname at the end.

Submitted by Leonardo Lisboa on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 01:49

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At the end, for example my full name is: Leonardo Vinícius Lisboa da Cruz, and I put in my business card just “Leonardo Cruz”