Business cards

Read four business cards to practise and improve your reading skills.

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KPD Foods
Bruno Silva
Head of Marketing
Address: Avenida Paulista 53, Bela Vista, São Paulo, 01311-914, Brazil
Tel: (+55) 11 8134 7706
Getty Telecommunications Ltd
Olivia Hoskins
International Project Manager
Address: 700 Rockville Street, Monroe, New York 10950, USA
Tel: (+1) 845 228 8396
Orion Education Services
Park Ji-Yeon
Director
Address: South Korea, Seoul, Jongno-gu, Sajik-ro-3-gil 23, 30174
Tel: (+82) 2 235-6482
ABC Travel
Rashid Khan
Sales Representative
Address: Hajar Road, Dubai, UAE
Tel: (+971) 4 677 3355
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Submitted by tamizh on Tue, 17/05/2022 - 17:13

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In my country, people put their surname at the end.

Submitted by janani.k on Tue, 17/05/2022 - 16:25

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In my country,people put the surname at the end

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Tue, 10/05/2022 - 23:58

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In my country people put their surname at the end.

Submitted by hoquyly14112 on Tue, 26/04/2022 - 04:27

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In your country, do people put their surname first or at the end?
-In my country (VietNam), people put surname at the end. For example, my last name is LY, I write my full name "Hồ Quí LY"

Submitted by badboyzz on Sun, 24/04/2022 - 11:20

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İn my country people always put the name first but in the army every officer put the last name first.

Submitted by fernandamota on Thu, 07/04/2022 - 14:44

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In Brazil we use the forename first, but the sometimes we don't even use the forename; we prefer to use nicknames (i.e. soccer players' names).

Submitted by nadyanightingale on Sun, 27/03/2022 - 11:52

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In my home country people put their surname at the end. And in the country I'm living people also put their surname at the end.

Submitted by Amin Kourani on Sat, 19/02/2022 - 05:19

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In your country, do people put their surname first or at the end?
In my home country people always write their first name first and they bring surname. but sometime they tell surname at the beginning at speaking and after a little pause, they say their first name.

Submitted by Kamelbenslimane on Sun, 23/01/2022 - 10:54

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In my country, people put the surname in the last.

Submitted by caio brasil on Sun, 16/01/2022 - 21:09

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I'm from Brazil. We put the surname at the end.

Submitted by nicha on Mon, 27/12/2021 - 15:33

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In my country, the surname is the end. When you wanna call them as formal way (very very formal) you can call them by firstname

Submitted by ClaraKhin on Mon, 20/12/2021 - 14:31

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In Myanmar, There is no surname.

Submitted by nikta on Sun, 14/11/2021 - 07:01

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In Iran we put our first name and then last name. for example my name is Nikta Asadi.

Submitted by ANOUAR on Tue, 09/11/2021 - 11:14

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Personnaly I put my first name the my surname

Submitted by John Nguyen on Mon, 01/11/2021 - 03:17

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In Vietnam, we put our surname first, so my name is Nguyen Duy Nhat

Submitted by ayaabdo on Tue, 26/10/2021 - 00:04

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In Libya, we but our surname at last.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Sat, 23/10/2021 - 10:39

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In VIETNAM, a person's full name is surname+middle name+first name.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Fri, 15/10/2021 - 15:56

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In my country, most of people put their surname name in last. SOME People put their surname in first.i put my surname in last.

Submitted by Momocompanyman on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 16:04

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In Algeria, usually we put the surname at the end.

Submitted by KATIELLE RAIAN… on Sun, 11/07/2021 - 14:18

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In my country, people put their last name last.

Submitted by Laura390 on Thu, 27/05/2021 - 02:30

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Depend. When is formal something the people put their surneim first. But usually use the first name.
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Submitted by Marce-English on Sun, 23/05/2021 - 17:15

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In my country, we put the surname at the end on the card.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Tue, 04/05/2021 - 14:25

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In my country usually people put their surname in the end. Some people who want against this this thing put their surname in the first. I have no surname only one name Suraj

Submitted by DarwinM on Tue, 13/04/2021 - 18:10

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It depends on the situation.If it's a formal one people should put their surname first otherwise not.

Submitted by victor.07 on Mon, 05/04/2021 - 22:44

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In my country, we put our surname at first
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Submitted by mirtha on Wed, 24/03/2021 - 18:50

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In my country, people put their surname name at the end, however some forms require it first.

Submitted by Giuliana on Wed, 24/03/2021 - 01:23

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No actually que name is first and after write a surname but sometimes if someone requests that surname put first (obviously) we write in first of all but always in my country write que name firstly

Submitted by Andrea Valencia on Tue, 23/03/2021 - 21:57

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In my country people put their surname at the end.

Submitted by Veronikka on Sun, 14/03/2021 - 23:23

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I'm from Peru and in my country the people write their names and then their surnames.

Submitted by fariba on Mon, 08/03/2021 - 09:12

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no, in my country at first we use second name.

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Thu, 04/03/2021 - 01:50

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In my country, we put our surname at first. when I fill some information in English, I sometimes confused which name to write at first.

Submitted by Brenda Patrici… on Wed, 24/02/2021 - 16:58

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In my country people usually put their surname first, but honestly I would rather put it at the end.

Submitted by Nasywa Shiyami… on Mon, 15/02/2021 - 03:40

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In my country, we put our surname at the end of the name. But in fill the some form, surename put at the first and ended by name.

Submitted by Alex.BC on Tue, 26/01/2021 - 15:11

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In Russia, the name is written on business cards first, and then the surname. In official documents, the surname is written first and then the name.

Submitted by In on Thu, 21/01/2021 - 07:28

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In my country, we use to put our name first.

Submitted by Leila77 on Wed, 20/01/2021 - 14:58

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In my country (Algeria), people put their surname at the end.

Submitted by Tatiana barrera on Tue, 15/12/2020 - 02:11

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In my country, the people put their surname after that their name. Usually, they are two names and two last names

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Fri, 04/12/2020 - 09:20

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In my country people put their surname in the end.

Submitted by Stephen veloso on Fri, 27/11/2020 - 20:03

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Hi everybody !!! In Brazil we write the last name at the end!!

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 10/11/2020 - 06:23

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Hi everyone In my country, people put their last name at the end.

Submitted by Ugulhan on Thu, 05/11/2020 - 07:13

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Yes, we refer to the first name of men, then next is his surname.

Submitted by Kaique Machado on Tue, 03/11/2020 - 19:19

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In my country their put the surname at the end

Submitted by Mikeverney1986 on Mon, 02/11/2020 - 15:47

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In my mu country people put there surname last.

Submitted by Salvadorr on Wed, 14/10/2020 - 15:45

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Hi guys I'm from turkey in my our country People put their surname at the end

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Thu, 08/10/2020 - 15:48

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In my country, we don't have any surname. We have name only. We don't have any first name last name like that.

Submitted by Stella on Tue, 06/10/2020 - 04:35

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In my country, there is no Surname.