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 Suraj paliwal on Sun, 27/12/2020 - 04:32

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When I meet first time I ask name, where 's from? I like to talk with new people. When I go another country or another state I talk to people I try to know his culture, languages, behaviour and other many things. I like meet new people.

Submitted by glen on Sun, 20/12/2020 - 20:18

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In general, I normally ask people the first time I meet was what is their name, how is he/she, where she/he came from and what she/he does here for, and what I can do to help him/her. But when I meet a person first time at work, ask his/her name, department, is she/he a new hired employee? And I usually talk about work.

Submitted by shahimian on Fri, 18/12/2020 - 04:31

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I'm interested to know what his or her name is and where she or he is from and where worked here.

Submitted by Sadflute07 on Thu, 17/12/2020 - 21:08

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When I meet a new people in my job I try to be nice with her as much as i can to leave a good impression to her starting to introduce myself then ask her What is your name Are new practicing this job or you just move from another place

Submitted by serena93 on Wed, 16/12/2020 - 20:30

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The first thing I do when I meet someone is ask what's his/her name and then I start the conversation asking for example in which city does he live in and what does he do for a living.

Submitted by Alex.BC on Tue, 15/12/2020 - 21:18

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When I meet person for the first time I introduce my self and I ask his name. Then I ask Where he is from and What he does. As I understand it, the second sentence does not need auxiliary verbs because they are statements. Isn't that right?

Hello Alex.BC,

Your second sentence is correct (though the two question words should not be capitalised). Reported questions are formed using a 'normal' word order.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Tatiana barrera on Tue, 15/12/2020 - 16:59

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When I meet with people for the first time I usually talk about the basic information of them as name, age, and likes to can continue with thematics in common

Submitted by Manal on Tue, 15/12/2020 - 07:22

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in the first, saying hi and ask him about his name additionally ask about his local country, and start to laughing with each other .