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 badboyzz on Sat, 07/05/2022 - 12:02

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When I meet people for the first time, I usually explain myself and share my personal behavior. I always want to learn to new friend's personality.

Submitted by Nori on Fri, 06/05/2022 - 05:52

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What I talk about when I meet people for the first time is my son. He is five years old and very, very, very cute. We play various games; ball games, battle games with swords and shields, and board games in my free time. For example, building an RC car named "mini-yonku" in Japanese was fun yesterday.

Submitted by bkocak34 on Sat, 23/04/2022 - 13:56

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Hello everyone.
If I am meeting someone, Generally, I introduce myself to he/she who talking to me. After that we ask to each other "what do you do? or "are you student". Then, "Are you single or married" is come as a classical question in Turkey :)
If you are a single this situation is bother for the people who your met. I guess this reaction is not only relate my country but also its relate Mediterranian Culture.

Submitted by Andres Cuchimaque on Thu, 21/04/2022 - 22:14

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I usually talk about the situations around us, something like the weather, the traffic, the kids.

Submitted by alstroemeria on Wed, 20/04/2022 - 10:48

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for the first time, i usually say "hi" of course

Submitted by Maycon on Wed, 13/04/2022 - 00:42

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Normally, I introduce myself and I ask some informations about the people.

Submitted by SETTI on Sat, 09/04/2022 - 21:09

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i say HI then i intrduce my self then ask a about them

Submitted by RUJIYAH on Sat, 09/04/2022 - 05:45

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when i meet other people i will get acquanted with them

Submitted by elza_aaaa on Sat, 09/04/2022 - 05:44

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when I meet people I will say Hi and introduce my self than ask his/her name

Submitted by desidww_05 on Sat, 09/04/2022 - 05:42

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when i meet people for the frist time just say hi and introduce myself