Meeting a new team member

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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Submitted by siciidgaagaale on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 18:03

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Hi my group mate my name said i am going to share you something that i like to talk about new people. as you all know it is not good to ask people personal question or affaris ,so i always set off conversation rage from name to work. fistly i ask them their names in polite way then ,i give them more information about my self and the others be confindent to talk theirs.

Submitted by Vidyasagar on Tue, 11/02/2020 - 09:04

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I ask his/her name. I usually talk about his/her whereabouts, nature of work, interests, likes and dislikes.

Submitted by serena lee on Tue, 21/01/2020 - 09:07

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What do you usually talk about when you meet people for the first time? I usually talk about something like my favourite dishes, news, lastest movie. Honestly, It is difficult to talk with strangers because I don't know what subject they would like to discuss. I am going to be comfortable to talk just in case that is my friends.

Submitted by MaryaSun on Thu, 16/01/2020 - 15:56

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Hello, when i meet someone for the first time i usually ask him/her to present himself/herself. I want to know, for example, his/her name, his age, where he/she lives, something about his/her study and why he/she is here. But i also like to ask him/her something about his/her strenghts and weaknesses and something about his hobbies and his/her free times.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Sat, 21/12/2019 - 14:23

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When I meet someone for the first time, I asked him or her about general information such as: name, nationality, workplace and etc.

Submitted by elit.sw on Wed, 27/11/2019 - 18:11

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I usually ask their name and job, I ask where they are from if they are not local Swedish or local, and I sometimes ask where they live but not always people here are too shy and it is not too easy to make contact.

Submitted by Dariusz on Sun, 24/11/2019 - 00:19

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When I meet someone for the first time I usualy ask about basics informations like: name, where he or she lives, work, hobbys. Only convenient questions not awkward.

Submitted by Laura390 on Sat, 09/11/2019 - 15:45

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When I meet people for the first time, I usually ask about of your profession, where this person born and live, what do you like to do and I offer my help.

Submitted by Nasser_mo on Mon, 04/11/2019 - 13:39

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when I meet people for the first time, I'Il start getting to know them, then offer them my help, and finally say goodbye.