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

2

*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 DarwinM on Wed, 17/03/2021 - 02:45

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It depends on whether it is for a company or for a professional. It should contain the name of the company or professional and then a brief description of the activities carried out. And finally, emails, number phones and a address. (Please correct me if I made a mistake)

Hello DarwinM,

Thanks for your comment. I'm afraid we aren't able to correct our users' texts. If you have a specific question about one particular word or phrase, please let us know, though.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Tue, 16/03/2021 - 22:59

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In my country people have some information on their card, like company, name, and second name, contacts etc.
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Submitted by haovivu128 on Fri, 12/03/2021 - 14:27

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Excuse me, I didn't hear that "My real name" - Character C said, But I head that "My the other name" instead. Please check it for me?

Hello haovivu128,

I've listened to the audio and the transcript is accurate. Try listening again and maybe you'll hear it.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Yeah i heard that too, she said My real name is ... But its not easy to understand , 'cause sound like 'Rear' instead real, thought:)) and i'd like to make friends with native speaker for Learning E as well:)) fb ****************** see u there:))

Hi Eriksen,

Unfortunately, sharing personal contact details is not allowed in our House Rules. But you can practise conversation by writing comments and replies here on this site :)

Best wishes,

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Tania Arely Lo… on Thu, 11/03/2021 - 21:10

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The business Cards is a powerful instrument among negotiation tactics. They are formal messages that are sent from company to company, business to customer, or customer to business. There are several elements to consider in a good business Cards. The language in a business Cards should be elegant and technical, Caring for and promoting the image of the company, as well as capturing a greater market is not only the exclusive responsibility of a marketing manager. The ability to negotiate, the power of persuasion and communication with clients is the responsibility of all the key members of the company, from the board of directors, to the sales force, production, marketing and customer service. Everyone at some point will be in need of writing a business Cards.

Submitted by Tessa on Wed, 10/03/2021 - 16:47

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A business card is one of the most important and cost-effective marketing tools a business has. It has a dual purpose. It is a tool to remind people about your business and it is the source of contact information that will allow customers and prospects to reach you. Your business card should include your business name, your name, title, phone number, website, email address.

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Tue, 09/03/2021 - 01:34

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People in my country have on their business cards information such as company name, the person name, job title, address, phone number, e-mail, URL of their website, and some people have their photo on their business card