Business cards

Business cards

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

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

Preparation

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 Rafaela1 on Tue, 18/08/2020 - 12:29

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We rarely meet people in business because of Covid-19. Less papers, more electronics. Which is eco friendly? ;)

Submitted by ErichPD on Sat, 08/08/2020 - 16:33

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In my country Chile, the classical business card have, the company who the person works, the person's name, the phone, the e-mail, the web for the company and the address for the company.

Submitted by Thuraya Moataz on Wed, 29/07/2020 - 01:27

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I am from Egypt, business cards include the name, E-mail, position or job title, phone number, and address

Submitted by Kaofeng on Tue, 28/07/2020 - 14:52

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I am from China. Here people usually put the following information on their business card. Full name, job title, company name, its logo, company address, telephone number, fax number, mobile number, email address, company website, and wechat and or QQ number, QR code, slogan of the business, and some other information they might want to share, for example, a picture.

Submitted by Phan Bao Dung on Sun, 26/07/2020 - 10:18

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I'm from Viet Nam. In my country, business cards briefly display the basic information of individuals or companies, such as logos, brand names, names, addresses, phone numbers, contact emails, websites ...

Submitted by Alifaraax on Wed, 22/07/2020 - 16:00

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Business card contains first name,surname and position of job if they have to so Business card will give us full information about the person who is the person?what kind of tittle does thos person have to?

Hello Alifaraax,

I'm afraid I don't understand your question. A person's title could refer to their job (Head of Marketing / Chief Financial Officer / Senior Researcher), it could refer to a professional qualification which gives a title (Doctor / Professor), or it could refer to a title granted through a person's position in society (President / Cardinal / Senator).

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by I am on Tue, 21/07/2020 - 20:24

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I’m from Ukraine. Here the business cards usually contains name, surname, professional status or degree, phone number, address and, sometime, link to the social media accounts or QR code