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 Dastenova Firuza on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 15:24

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When I meet unacquainted people I ask questions according to situations. Of course I introduce myself, where they come from and so on.

Submitted by fatfat on Mon, 06/07/2020 - 13:00

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When I meet people for the first, I usually behave them formal. After I introduce myself, I listen to him/her and we talk about family, job, adress etc. I tell her why I am here.

Submitted by jonon on Sun, 05/07/2020 - 18:22

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introduce myself and aske for him ore her family
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Submitted by EWS on Sat, 04/07/2020 - 08:55

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I introduce myself when I meet new colleagues at work

Submitted by 7Elhoussaine A. on Fri, 03/07/2020 - 15:48

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When I meet people for the first time, I introduce myself self then we can talk about news, jobs, or something like that.

Submitted by qziad on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 16:11

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usually I introduce myself and ask their name

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. :)