Meeting a new team member

Meeting a new team member

Listen to a conversation between two new colleagues to practise your listening skills.

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

Preparation

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 Ronake on Sat, 18/04/2020 - 01:27

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If they are new collegues i will ask them about general things, like they name, they education, nationality, and what they like to do in free time. I'm never ask personal information or question like how old are you, or do you have a girlfriend, they doesn't sound polite

Submitted by Aisha Mohammed… on Fri, 17/04/2020 - 22:10

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when I meet someone I introduce myself first time and ask him for name and we talk about jop

Submitted by nguyenthihoanb0510 on Wed, 15/04/2020 - 03:18

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I often introduce 3 informations: my name, age and country when meeting new someone. depend on the case, there are a lot of different introduction. as you know, they are informations basic, which i'd like to talk.

Submitted by SHELJA on Sun, 12/04/2020 - 13:56

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Usually, I tend to discuss their previous experience and place, work department, projects dealt, reporting system, accommodation and commuting system and, etc.

Submitted by Minerva on Fri, 10/04/2020 - 02:15

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When I get a new job the people usually ask about my last job, what did I do? What do the company, why I left that job? Where I live,

Submitted by ss on Thu, 09/04/2020 - 23:20

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I generally greet and introduce each other and the talk will continue upon the scenario how we met. May be a company meeting so the talk will be about the job profile and so on.

Submitted by Aya Sayed on Sun, 05/04/2020 - 20:31

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When I meet someone for the first time through the work ,I start to ask him about his name and job and I discusse with him about my job to get infomation that help me .
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Submitted by zabiullah on Sun, 05/04/2020 - 11:24

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this is actually very helpfull i am trying to learn new things...

Submitted by Silambarasan on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 10:47

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often, I talk about my name, my nationality and my job , and some in information about working