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 Brona on Fri, 12/02/2021 - 17:27

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Generally, I would introduce myself and then ask him or her name. And then ask how is their day been so far , talk about the weather etc. I am not much of a talker and so I would let the other person speak. And then in between I would have few inputs of mine to put in.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Wed, 10/02/2021 - 14:45

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I usually start with greeting. ;)

Submitted by ajoomy1 on Wed, 10/02/2021 - 10:47

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I talk to them in general

Submitted by Shreya chakma on Mon, 08/02/2021 - 10:25

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When I meet people for the first time, First let's get acquainted. Then I want to know about them and want to know where they live and what they do.

Submitted by Rao786 on Fri, 22/01/2021 - 07:37

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Hi British council! I think all comments are useful or helpful for all beginners. When I Frist meet with my friends I try to make /offers a joke, make a group friend laugh and enjoy to my meeting and then ask him how are you? Studies and so alot thing about him.

Submitted by Leila77 on Thu, 21/01/2021 - 11:06

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When I meet people for the first time I usually introduce myself and we talk about our job and our studies.

Submitted by In on Thu, 21/01/2021 - 07:35

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When I meet people for the first time I use to introduce myself and ask about the other person about themself like, but they do, what hobbies they have, how long is they here, etc.

Submitted by IrinAristova on Mon, 18/01/2021 - 18:47

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when I meet people for the first time I usually ask What's your name, What are your favorite things to do

Submitted by Ngu Wah on Thu, 14/01/2021 - 13:43

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When I meet people for the first time, I ask them like that; What's your name? Where are you from? What do you do? Where do you live now?

Submitted by German on Mon, 11/01/2021 - 03:50

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I usually talk with the people that just met about their hobbys, their family, information about profession and job.