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 Mai Khin Nway Shein on Tue, 28/07/2020 - 10:48

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I usually talk about where I am from, where do I work and what I am interested when I meet new people. I'm not interested in other people personality and I also hate who ask about myself.

Submitted by Alifaraax on Wed, 22/07/2020 - 16:54

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I talk a lot of things but in most of time time i talk about science subjects such geology ,environmental science and I also talk about politics.

Submitted by I am on Wed, 22/07/2020 - 07:46

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I tend to seek a common interest and speak about life, new interesting events , share my experience and emotion about travelling, books, music. If i meet colleagues or specialists in my professional sphere we talk about work, related issues and achievements. But more important is to hear your companion.

Submitted by Ahmad_Khalil on Tue, 21/07/2020 - 10:39

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Usually, I introduce my self and my colleagues to him/her, asking him if he needs any help, asking him about his past experience in the field of work, and does he find the new place.

Submitted by Miri85 on Sun, 19/07/2020 - 16:05

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Well, I suppose that depends with which person I´ll speak to. Probably about its origin, work and family.

Submitted by syah on Sun, 19/07/2020 - 12:31

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When I meet new people, I ask their name first and where they come from. Then, after I introduce myself, I talk about several things according to the situation.
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Submitted by Onur on Sat, 18/07/2020 - 17:51

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When I meet with somebody for first time, I generally wonder his/her hobbies and I would like to talk about them. If we have in common hobbies, it becomes nice to speak on them.

Submitted by sara1412 on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 03:33

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I usually when meet people for the first time i behave them formal after that i introduce myself and ask her/him about name , country ,family and talk about any general matter .

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.