Business cards

Listen to four people talk about their jobs to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

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

Transcript

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A: Hello, Doctor Miller. It's nice to meet you.  

B: Please call me Peter.

A: OK. Are you a medical doctor? It must be helpful when you sell medical equipment.

B: Actually, no. My doctorate was in electronic engineering, but it's still helpful for me when I sell our equipment.


B

Good morning, everyone. I'm happy to be here today to tell you about our new project. My name is Alessandro Rossi. I'm the project leader on the Starlight programming project.


C

Pleased to meet you. Here's my card. My real name is Megumi Tanaka, but people who are not from my country think it's difficult to say my name, so I use another name, Meg, when I'm working internationally.


D

Hello, everyone. My name's Andres Mulligan. I'm very happy to be joining this team for the next few months and learning more about research and development.

Reading text

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DX Medical Equipment Ltd
Dr Peter Miller
Sales Director

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*Space10 Designs*
Alessandro Rossi
Lead Programmer

3

Global Engineering Consults
Megumi Tanaka
Product Manager

4

MaXtin Ltd
Andres Mulligan Jr
Intern, R&D team

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Submitted by bexzod on Wed, 09/12/2020 - 11:54

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in our country business card consists of name, adress, email, phone of person. however at the moment these cards are not modern than internet adresses

Submitted by MJH on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 21:20

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Hello. In my country the business card has in the headline the name of the company, then it has the name and job position and contact means.

Submitted by Alex.BC on Tue, 01/12/2020 - 18:40

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- In Russia, business cards contain the name and surname of the owner, company name, position, phone number and email. - In Russia, the name and surname of the owner, company name, position, phone number and email are indicated on the business card. Please, tell me which option is better?

Hello Alex.BC,

In terms of grammar, both sentences are perfectly fine. In terms of style, I think the first version is better as the second one contains a very long subject which may make the sentence harder to follow.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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Submitted by zabiullah on Mon, 30/11/2020 - 16:40

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I would appreciate your team. In my country every company has their own rules. public company have registered names and departments of empolyees in their cards. but private companies have different aspects. they have registered their names, positions, departments. in my card mentioned my name, my father's name, department as well as the issue date. i think, it might be very helpfull to register the names of empolyee, and the postion of empolyee also surename of staff.

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Mon, 30/11/2020 - 06:43

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In my country ,on business cards main information is name , last name, phone , email ,work name and country where was born.

Submitted by m.someah on Sun, 29/11/2020 - 17:13

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In the majority of cases, business cards in my country give information such as company's name, address, phone number and director's name.

Submitted by Awara Jalal on Sat, 28/11/2020 - 20:16

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In my country the write a Phone number AN email and position and of course their name

Submitted by Sergio1994 on Sat, 28/11/2020 - 15:32

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In my country the business card information contains name, company name, position and phone number