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 hasan.kumek on Sun, 22/11/2020 - 19:37

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I ask what do you do.

Submitted by Diallo on Wed, 18/11/2020 - 21:51

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When I meet a new friend I ask him/her : what his/her name?..

Submitted by Nurieta on Thu, 05/11/2020 - 21:45

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When I meet people for the first time, I usually talk about, what he/she does, where is he/she from, where does he/she live ... and lots of things more :)

Submitted by Kaique Machado on Tue, 03/11/2020 - 00:07

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Normally I introduce myself and ask to the person what's your name? where are you from? And others questions and then I talk about interesting things

Submitted by alexiaimogen on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 05:52

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Depends on the condition I think. For instance, if we're at the event, I will start to talk about the event/something that they like. The topics are more about things that related to the surroundings.

Submitted by cuba on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 00:43

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When i meet a new persone i usually talk about work, music likes or maybe speak about a movie. It depends also the way the conversation takes plce and if the other fellow likes smart conversations.

Submitted by Nway on Wed, 21/10/2020 - 14:22

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I usually talk about our names, jobs, hobbies, ask where we live and share our experiences concerning about jobs and hobbies. Invite the home.

Submitted by Carlos Cabrera on Wed, 21/10/2020 - 00:29

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I usually talk about the hobbits, work, sports and the other things.

Submitted by GhazalQadriRazvi on Mon, 19/10/2020 - 21:50

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I usually ask people their name first, obviously. Then about their whereabouts, like whether they are studying or working.