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 Ronake on Sat, 27/06/2020 - 22:38

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Just simple questions, to break the ice and make them feel more comfortable as a new member of the company. Questions about their job experiences, qualifications, and the job that they are doing now. Also, I make sure to invite them for coffee during the break time ;) I always take care to don't ask and share personal stuff.

Submitted by Ragdaalamin on Mon, 22/06/2020 - 00:50

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Iam not shay person so i introduse my self to them. Then i keep quiet till i know them. well the people they are dont know me they think i am proud

Submitted by joshnamep on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 17:30

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I am an introvert, so I often finish it as a small talk and it is really hard to ask their contact information.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sat, 20/06/2020 - 13:30

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I usually have a small talk. :)

Submitted by hangnt5 on Sat, 20/06/2020 - 04:59

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when I meet people for the first time, I always start to introduce myself, then I wait for them to tell me their name, usually, we talk about the weather, the food, our job, houses, our children, habit, If they are foreigners, what they came to work, studies or tourist. finally I aks them to tell me '' what do you think people of my country''.
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Submitted by Hennadii on Wed, 17/06/2020 - 17:35

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It depends on the situation. If we meet at work we probably talk about what we do and in which department we work. It's good It's a good chance to build a new connection. It could help you to do your job or even get a promotion. If he (or she) is my friend's friend our conversation would be more casual.

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.