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.



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 alsarah on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 14:27


When I meet someone for the first time I introduce myself and also listen to the other person and talk about interests and things we have in common.

Submitted by sarr.mans9 on Sat, 15/04/2023 - 12:38


If i meet a person at the first time, i try to introduce myself, talk about my studies, about my job and hobbies. After that, i try to know more about him

Submitted by esteban_vera on Thu, 30/03/2023 - 21:12


I ask Where are you from, What do you do, What are your hobbies

Submitted by Sun_Rock on Tue, 21/03/2023 - 14:04


I usually introduce myself, and talk about the topic that brought us there. I rarely start the conversation, but I sometime try to make the conversation.

Submitted by cicerocoghi on Sat, 18/03/2023 - 16:48


I introduce myself and make greetings. I think it is important to be polite. If possible I start a conversation.

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Submitted by ALEX_ES on Fri, 17/03/2023 - 22:03


I actually talk many things. Like questions where they are from, what they do, etc. Then I ask them about their hobbies or interests .

Submitted by francoandrian on Fri, 10/03/2023 - 22:45


I don't remember what I usually say but maybe if I have the opportunity to know new people, I try to ask them what are your hobbies and what they like to do in their free time.

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Submitted by _Moon_ on Sun, 26/02/2023 - 06:13


I used to be a very shy & unsociable person during my childhood. I didn't want to meet new people at that time as I was an introvert person. But now, I turns myself as like an extrovert. I can now easily mix with others and start feeling great to meet new people. When I meet somebody new I start introducing myself and ask them about their name, study, occupation, hobby and so on. I never ask any uncomfortable questions which they don't want to share publicly. I think, it's the most etiquette mistake people in my country do everyday when meeting new people.

I think people get away from you when we ask uncomfortable questions. each person have private or specially area doesn't like to share or talk it with other.