Who's who in the office

Who's who in the office

Listen to two people talking about the people in their office to practise and improve your listening skills.

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

Preparation

Transcript

Jani: Welcome to the department, Yuki. Let me show you around and tell you about your new colleagues. I'll introduce you to them all later.

Yuki: Great. Thanks. So, who are those people over there?

Jani: That's the order management team. Luciana deals with the new orders. She's the one with short, dark hair.

Yuki: In the purple dress?

Jani: Yeah, that's right. You'll probably work closely with her while you are learning about our ordering process.

Yuki: Got it, thanks. And who's that over there? The guy who's on the phone?

Jani: Oh, you mean the one by the window? In the green shirt? Ah, that's Ian. He's the marketing director. And that's Maria beside him. She's responsible for the internal IT systems.

Yuki: OK, I'll try to remember all of this. I should probably be taking notes!

Jani: Don't worry about it. For now it's just good to put some faces to names.

Yuki: OK, great – and who do I talk to about setting up my mobile phone with email access? Is that also Maria?

Jani: No, you need to talk to Sebastian who works in communications. He can help you. That's him over there, next to the printer.  

Yuki: Thanks. I'll introduce myself to him later.  

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Submitted by habibao.medo on Wed, 07/10/2020 - 14:48

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MY best friend called radwa she is short with long black hair she is kind we both like acting like idiots around each other

Submitted by -_- on Thu, 27/08/2020 - 14:06

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My actual name is Syukran El Chaidir I am from indonesia im sry if my English is bad I don’t work yet, Im home schooling. I have a friend, his name is putra. I know him from kindergarten. In the first grade in elementary school, we haven’t seen each other because we weren’t in the same class even we are in the same school. We played together when we were in the same class at second grade and now we are always play together even we are not in the same class anymore. Putra has dark short hair, his favorite game is Likee.

Submitted by Phan Bao Dung on Fri, 31/07/2020 - 19:00

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Tram and Tan are my colleagues. We are laboratory technicians in the pharmaceutical company. We have known each other and have been close for 4 years. Tram is plump and curly hair. Tan is fit and short hair. Both of them are full of energy girls, helpful, and friendly so I like them very much.

Submitted by fahri on Sun, 26/07/2020 - 13:54

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Dear team. From the audio above : Jani: Don't worry about it. For now it's just good to put some faces to names. The question is : What does it mean 'put some faces to names' ??? Thank you very much team

Hello fahri,

Jani had heard the names of these people, but never met them. Now that she's meeting them, she can match the names to their faces ('put their faces to names'). In other words, from now on, she can imagine them with their real faces when she thinks of them.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much for your answer. That's very clear. Thanks again

Submitted by Dastenova Firuza on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 20:14

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I describe Amanova A. as a head of the department of languages. She is usually well dresses and has blond hair. Kinjemuratova Z is often dressed formally and is responsible for study work. Baymuratova S is a tall and serious girl with long hair. She is in charge of spiritual lightening work at the department.
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Submitted by Hennadii on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 18:18

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Oh, it's a tough task. I have lots of colleagues and they all very different. Some of them came to our company just after their graduation. They are young, inexperienced but persisted. Most of them don't have families so after work they are free like a bird. Maybe they spend their free time in cafes or pubs. I would do that in their place )) Some of my colleagues are much older than me. A few of them even have grandkids. They are good specialists with great experience but sometimes they are slow-starters. It's hard to motivate them to learn something new. They think they already know everything ))