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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Average: 5 (4 votes)

Submitted by federico on Mon, 27/04/2020 - 22:31

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The first thing I do is ask him his name, his age and where he is from, then I ask him what his job is

Submitted by miroslaw_kaw on Sun, 26/04/2020 - 01:06

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What do you usually talk about when you meet people for the first time? I ask the same questions which was asked in this dialogue. I ask about name, country and what somebody do in Poland, because I ask such questions especially to English tourists in Poland.

Submitted by Fatima Kashif on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 15:56

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When I meet someone I firstly ask his/her name and some general question like where do you from? and a what do you do?and likes and dislikes and the conversation begins

Submitted by cittàutopica on Wed, 22/04/2020 - 18:47

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It depends on the situations. If I meet people in a party or in the similar occasions, I usually talk about current events or hobbies and so on; but, if it is a job meeting, therefore, I engage in a conversation about topics connected to job.

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,