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 Sheyla on Mon, 24/08/2020 - 07:11

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I usually talk about nationality, work and hobbies.

Submitted by Hamad Osman on Fri, 21/08/2020 - 08:49

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It's to nice But I couldn't download it

Hi Hamad Osman,

If you're using a computer, try clicking on the audio with the right button. You should see a 'Save audio' option. Clicking on this will let you download it.

I hope that works for you. Let us know :)

Best wishes,

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Jonathan, I listened a lot audio on this page, but i don't know how to download it Thank so much :)

Submitted by HeinHtetKyaw on Wed, 12/08/2020 - 00:56

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I met people the first time I usually ask for Name and introduce myself
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Tue, 11/08/2020 - 14:44

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It's strange that I'm often talked by people whom I meet for the first time in a new place. One day I heard that it seemed that I looked as if I had been there for a long time... Does this mean that I'm a sort of a laid-back?! :|

Submitted by camiladmelo on Mon, 10/08/2020 - 22:57

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Actually i'm very shy, but depends about the location that I am. If I meet a new person at work, I talk about work (what the person do at the company, how long the person is working there... thinks like that) and If I meet a new person the a bar, I prefer to know about the person's life, about the dreams, the places that she/he already visited, and so on.

Submitted by ErichPD on Sun, 09/08/2020 - 16:59

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If I know someone at work, who is just joining the company, first I introduce myself and tell him what I work for, then I ask him his name, I ask him when he joined and what his work team will be, then I offer him help in case you need support, in something that I know of. I try not to be impertinent, so as not to put the person in an uncomfortable situation, always maintaining formality and camaraderie.

Submitted by Phan Bao Dung on Tue, 28/07/2020 - 17:39

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I usually talk about their hometown, current job, and hobbies.