Business cards

Business cards

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

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.

Preparation

Reading text
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 Anastacha on Thu, 29/06/2023 - 21:35

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if it is for a informal document, the people put first his name and the end his surname, but it is for a formal document they first write his surname.

Submitted by muyanik on Wed, 21/06/2023 - 10:43

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In Turkey, people put their surname after their name. If they have an academic title like this Dr., Assoc. Prof., Prof. Dr., these titles is used before name and surname, as shown in this example Dr. Mesut Uyanık.

Submitted by Mr.Eitthipon N… on Thu, 01/06/2023 - 16:37

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Thank you for making me more knowledgeable.

Submitted by sujintara on Thu, 01/06/2023 - 01:45

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In Thailand, people write their names first.

Submitted by Natalia Bobrova on Mon, 29/05/2023 - 07:33

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In Russia, a full name is written in the Western traditional way: the first name comes first, followed by the surname. Typically, there is no title before the name. However, in formal documents, a patronymic name is used and placed between the first name and the surname.

Actually, it's not so. Historically second name always comes first and you could find it in any any document of government organizations like school, university and so on, but private companies bring the western format in. So now you can meet both almost equally

Submitted by esteban_vera on Thu, 30/03/2023 - 21:04

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In my country the people write first name before last name

Submitted by fery goda on Thu, 30/03/2023 - 10:15

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in Egypt the surname is common

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Submitted by _Moon_ on Wed, 15/03/2023 - 07:44

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Generally in Bangladesh, we don't have any surname. Our tradition is somewhat different from other countries. The last part of our name is actually nickname by which everyone calls us. Some people's nickname are shown at the front place of their name as well. Without nickname we just use our rest of the naming part as formal name. We use those names only in the official documents. Otherwise, we only refer to nickname everywhere.

Submitted by Abu23 on Thu, 09/03/2023 - 15:03

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In our country sur name is last.