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 Nsengir on Thu, 21/05/2020 - 12:50

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When I meet someone I generally talk about myself that daily things.

Submitted by mouna99 on Sat, 16/05/2020 - 14:26

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I always start by introducing myself and asking them to introducing themselves

Submitted by Titi on Wed, 13/05/2020 - 20:21

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Let me first think, well when i meet people for the first time, first i try to be relax by introducing myself and ask some questions such as his name, his studies or job second if the person is opened i move to other questions i mean personnel questions for example i can ask to know if a person is married or not yet last at the end of our conversation i show my happiness towards that person.

Submitted by c.lopes23 on Wed, 13/05/2020 - 19:35

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When I talk to someone for the first time, I introduce myself and talk about hobbies or something in common for us.

Submitted by Cristhopher on Sat, 09/05/2020 - 22:48

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When I talk to someone for the first time, I alway introduce myself by saying my name and greeting. I try to talk about light topics like work, weather and hobbies.

Submitted by Hello from Russia on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 17:04

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When I meet people for the first time I prefer to introduce and talk about the job, family, and recreation.

Submitted by Fatemeh.Najafzadeh on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 00:37

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When I meet a new person, I usually ask questions like: What’s your name? Where are you from? Where do you live? How long have you been here? What’s your profession?
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Submitted by Bignon on Sun, 03/05/2020 - 18:57

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I'm very a shy person so I don't talk a lot when I meet someone the first time. But when they ask me questions I can answered. In my country people want to know your age, if you are married and get children, what is your own language, your job etc..