Meeting a new team member

Listen to a conversation between two new colleagues to practise your listening skills.

Instructions

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

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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Average: 5 (4 votes)

Submitted by DEICY on Sun, 11/10/2020 - 16:29

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I'm very shy, I prefer that other person introduce me, so I feel more confident

Submitted by fais_4al on Wed, 07/10/2020 - 16:06

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well , i would ask their name and where are they from than i would do to the same , then i might ask him or her about their interest , hobby , maybe if we get along together i would ask for weekend plans , well it depends on the situation and the mutual interest .

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Wed, 07/10/2020 - 14:50

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for me, I usually ask their name and where are they from. After that which school did they attend? That's all.

Submitted by Hyuka on Fri, 02/10/2020 - 14:47

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To me, I usually ask their names and where they are from.

Submitted by habibao.medo on Tue, 29/09/2020 - 18:16

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first i ask them about their name ,the stuff they love and what we have in common

Submitted by abdalkreem seaf on Sun, 27/09/2020 - 17:02

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I ask him ,her of name ,job, and where are u from

Submitted by elena.polyantseva on Mon, 21/09/2020 - 20:49

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I'd been working as hr in a large company for a long time before I went on maternity leave. Meeting people and first talking to them on behalf of the company were my responsibilities. If I have not seen a person before, I asked him to tell about himself, then talked about the company: - about the company profile - about the company's development strategy - about the target market - about existing clients - about the company's products - about the technologies - about the organizational structure - about the corporate portal - about the internal work schedule - about social guarantees - about the traditions of the company meetings. I've always really enjoyed having such meetings.

Submitted by esi on Thu, 17/09/2020 - 19:01

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Hi while i meet a new person and we have a little time together firest i ask him/her,"what are you want to do?" and he/she answer and continue and at last we itruduce ourself to each other.

Submitted by marialuisa on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 15:55

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we talk about our hobbies and job. I always ask where he or she comes from

Submitted by Pola on Tue, 08/09/2020 - 20:56

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When I meet people first time, talking about your name and offer to him a nice joke, then I will start to know for about him .