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 Khdog on Sun, 14/06/2020 - 22:11

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we introduce each other, talking about same interests, maybe will be take phone numbers to keep communication.

Submitted by iisrimadanti20 on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 03:55

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when i meet people for the first time, i always started to introduce myself

Submitted by Asni on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 22:08

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It depends on where I meet them. Usually, I ask their name, where they are from, what they do for a job. If they are foreigners I ask them if they enjoy being here, and what they came for work, studies or tourism.

Submitted by eshan.saif on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 17:42

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Usually when i meet anyone for first time i want to know about his/her profession and where have he/she lived. Sometime i ask them about their educational background.

Submitted by Basem Ali on Fri, 29/05/2020 - 16:11

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When I Join to a new job, I meet many people are working in same place, we start introduce ourselves ,positions, what are the sepcific taks for every one?,and what the tasks we can work it together to reach the main goals for our company?
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Submitted by Ram74 on Thu, 28/05/2020 - 16:56

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I have to introduce myself if I meet people for the first time.

Submitted by amal.araia on Thu, 28/05/2020 - 00:08

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When I meet people for the first time, I used to introduce myself, I say my name and wait for them to tell me their names. Usually we talk about the weather, our jobs, houses rents, transportation, life cost.
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Submitted by ILYES on Fri, 22/05/2020 - 11:26

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when i meating a new guys , first thing we get to know each other by asking the traditional question .... what's your name where are you from ...etc , all of that by smiling and comfortable way ^^
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Thu, 21/05/2020 - 15:13

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When I meet people for the first time, I try social distancing, not to shake hands, and wear a face mask. _:(´ཀ`」 ∠):