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 Kitty pretty on Fri, 01/05/2020 - 06:18

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when i meet someone for the first time, i will introduce my self first, after that i ask about his name , where he from and ask about something else

Submitted by Pam-Pam on Wed, 29/04/2020 - 16:31

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when i meet new someone, first i will introduce myself, then ask him about name and country.

Submitted by feras on Wed, 29/04/2020 - 15:04

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when i meet somone i introduce my self and ask him to introduce herself

Submitted by Youssef Karfouh on Tue, 28/04/2020 - 13:27

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when i meet someone for the first time i introduce myself and and ask him/her/them too .

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.