Business cards

Listen to four people talk about their jobs to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

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

Transcript

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A: Hello, Doctor Miller. It's nice to meet you.  

B: Please call me Peter.

A: OK. Are you a medical doctor? It must be helpful when you sell medical equipment.

B: Actually, no. My doctorate was in electronic engineering, but it's still helpful for me when I sell our equipment.


B

Good morning, everyone. I'm happy to be here today to tell you about our new project. My name is Alessandro Rossi. I'm the project leader on the Starlight programming project.


C

Pleased to meet you. Here's my card. My real name is Megumi Tanaka, but people who are not from my country think it's difficult to say my name, so I use another name, Meg, when I'm working internationally.


D

Hello, everyone. My name's Andres Mulligan. I'm very happy to be joining this team for the next few months and learning more about research and development.

Reading text

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DX Medical Equipment Ltd
Dr Peter Miller
Sales Director

2

*Space10 Designs*
Alessandro Rossi
Lead Programmer

3

Global Engineering Consults
Megumi Tanaka
Product Manager

4

MaXtin Ltd
Andres Mulligan Jr
Intern, R&D team

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Submitted by Basar Huzni on Mon, 08/06/2020 - 15:31

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Hello, everyone. I'm from Iraq. usually, In my country the business cards are containing Name of person, Phone number, Email address, company address and anything helpful to the people to contact. In general, Unfortunately In my country more than people don't have a business cards.

Submitted by MAE on Fri, 05/06/2020 - 05:59

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Actually, there will be a personal name, the position, company's name and address, also phone number be printed.

Submitted by Asni on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 21:32

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In my country, on a business card you may find the logo and name of the company, its phone number, address and e-mail as well. Besides, it may have the product or service provided by the company described in a few words, usually two or three words. And of course the function or job of the employee who uses the business card.

Submitted by mohammaed hamidi on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 21:47

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hello guys i am search a person to speak with him/her to improve my langauge thank you

Hello mohammaed hamidi

I'm afraid that the House rules here on LearnEnglish will make this difficult, so I'd suggest you visit our Facebook page.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Mamta Gusain on Sat, 30/05/2020 - 15:23

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people have a lot of information in their business card which lets customers know about them. it contains Full name, their firm name, qualification/specialization, years of experience, contact details e.g. email address, website address and phone number and address.

Submitted by amal.araia on Wed, 27/05/2020 - 17:12

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Business cards in my country shows a full name, passion, name of compan, kinds of services and brands of equipments that they provide, phone, adress, e-mail, web site, and work hours.
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Submitted by Santiago Perez on Tue, 26/05/2020 - 01:09

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Hi! In Latin American Countries all providers of services and profesionals use bussines cards, in it show name and surname, professional degree, name of company, kinds of services and brands of equipments that they provide, phone, adress, e-mail, and web site and others data.
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Submitted by Ivanox76 on Fri, 22/05/2020 - 07:53

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Good day for everyone! On my business a lot of people show in their cards information about their skills and their experience, and also they show their profession degree.