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 Majidaa909 on Thu, 25/02/2021 - 14:24

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I usually first ask is name and whrer is working .

Submitted by MilGer on Sat, 20/02/2021 - 11:23

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When I meet people I say 'Hi'

Submitted by Turko on Tue, 16/02/2021 - 17:35

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when i meet with new one for the first time i try to seem helpful and friendly. if i feel closely i make a joke after i ask some question like what do you do? and anything and i think that is beautiful

Submitted by Brenda Patrici… on Mon, 15/02/2021 - 15:58

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When I meet people for the first time, I don't talk to them much, but I sometimes say 'beautiful day' or 'it's cold' and I would rather talk about them than myself.

Submitted by Nasywa Shiyami… on Mon, 15/02/2021 - 03:17

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When i meet new people for the first time i say greeting and introduce myself first, and usually i ask about they name, what name that i have use to call them, what they do (i mean they a student or worker), where they come, what they do in the place we meet, ask with whom they go and ended by general conversations but depends whom i meet and talk with.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sun, 14/02/2021 - 13:34

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Weather. (⊹^◡^)ノo.♡゚。* Beautiful day, isn't it? ~*。♡

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