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 Marce-English on Sun, 23/05/2021 - 16:23

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The first time I meet someone at work, I try to be friendly and help them in everything they need.

Submitted by Samqaid on Wed, 12/05/2021 - 22:30

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when i meet the people for the first time, i introduce myself and make a friendship with them. i take a first impression about them. i notice if he is good, i will deep and get in contact with him continually. or not i will stay a normal relationship with them. I love to create a close relationship with people who are sincere and honest

Submitted by DarwinM on Wed, 07/04/2021 - 04:06

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When I meet people for the first time, I usually introduce myself. Then, I ask them their name and start to talk about hobbies and finally other topics.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Tue, 06/04/2021 - 04:22

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When I meet new people first introduce myself then I ask what's your name, what do you do, where are you from and more talk about country culture custom and other many things

Submitted by victor.07 on Mon, 05/04/2021 - 22:27

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When I meet people for the first time I talk about hobbies and music
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Thu, 01/04/2021 - 12:49

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Background, weather, interest.... ;)

Submitted by Nader Ahmed on Wed, 31/03/2021 - 14:28

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When I meet people for the first time, I starting by introducing myself and ask them to introduce themselves, after that, we can talk about our works.

Submitted by Deyse Pinheiro… on Tue, 30/03/2021 - 19:23

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When I don't know the person, I am quiet. But as I meet this person, I start to talk more.

Submitted by tvkien on Sat, 27/03/2021 - 09:04

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I usually start a conversation with new one by introduce myself first, and then ask he/she name, what's study or work, something like that. If he/she is friendly, we will talk whatever

Submitted by SaraMessa on Wed, 24/03/2021 - 18:05

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I'm very shy, so when I meet new people, I don't speak a lot. Usually I introduce my self, I speak about my job and my hobbies. Then I ask something about him/her.