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 Ridho takara maulido on Thu, 29/09/2022 - 11:16

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Nurazizah Ramadhaniah
Ridho Takara Maulido
Pasya Renata Sianturi

Question No 1: What do you usually talk about when you meet people for the first time?

Answer: I usually talk about his/her name, his/her country, his/her birth date, his/her live, his/her life, what kind of music do you like, and do you want to meet again on the next time.

Submitted by adetyasheryl on Thu, 29/09/2022 - 11:14

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Firstly, I ask for their name. Then ask them what they do (school, university, work, occupation, etc.). I will ask them for their age so I would know if the person is older or younger than me and call them with honorifics like Sir, Miss, Ma'am, or just their names if they are younger or prefered to be called without honorifics. Then I ask them where they come from (which city or which country).

Submitted by cesarasg on Mon, 19/09/2022 - 17:17

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What do you usually talk about when you meet people for the first time?
I usually talk about sports, I prefer don't talk about work. I like to listen to about the sports that they practice.

Submitted by Chaimae Abaaky on Mon, 12/09/2022 - 10:43

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When I meet someone for the next time, I ask that person about her/his name, job or study, where is he/she working in?,where is he/she from?,her/his family status, her/his hobbies, where does he/she live now?

Submitted by Sofía02 on Sat, 03/09/2022 - 03:40

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I ask first what is their name, obviously and what they do, where they are from and then what they like to do to pass the time or if they like the cinema, since that’s what I like to talk about

Submitted by tnvchannel on Tue, 30/08/2022 - 17:22

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I usually talk about countries he/she lives and he/she/they job(s).

Submitted by Khanhduy112 on Fri, 29/07/2022 - 17:22

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I'm quite a friendly and open-minded person, I usually make friends everywhere. I have also a lot of conversations with everyone. And I also have the most impressive conversation with a person who is my best friend now. His name is Dang. The first time I meet him is in a coffee shop. When he asked me some physics questions, I helped him deal with them, so we became friends with each other. We asked each other about personal information such as name, age, social networking account,... etc. And that night, we also talked to each other very much, and we played the game together. And now, we are best friend.

Submitted by kirito25 on Tue, 26/07/2022 - 09:57

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I think I will ask them about their names,age, and if they have social media accounts i take their instagram.