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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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.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sun, 18/10/2020 - 15:49

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When I meet new people I ask his/her name, class standard and where he/she from, which University he/she study. I Love meet new people and make new friends. I also involved in social services.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sun, 18/10/2020 - 11:15

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In India, usually when someone meet new people.They ask your name with surname so that people know that your caste and where you live and so many other things. India is a country of diversity.

Submitted by Ugulhan on Wed, 14/10/2020 - 19:02

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It depends on the place, where I have met the people. If I will meet due to job opportunities then I will focus on my career field and where I had my graduate degree or what skills do I have?. If it would be on any friend's birthday then I would speak to them informal style. Like my hobby or my favorite music.