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 Imane Al herchi on Tue, 02/01/2024 - 11:42


When I meet people for the first time when I join a company, I like to talk about their job and what exactly they do. I would ask about their opinions about the company and how their experience was there. And maybe ask about the best food places there.

Submitted by MABCAN on Fri, 15/12/2023 - 12:05


Great question, Nowadays Meeting new people is definitely worth a write about it.
generally, when I meet someone for the first time, we first talk about our general personal information like name, age, city where we live, educational background, professional career, etc.

We also talk about our interests, and our plans to find common points between us.

Finally, we share our contact information, like phone number, Email, Address, etc.

Submitted by Jesus_Arriaga_11 on Fri, 08/12/2023 - 16:18


In my actually job, i know a Patrick he is a client and born in united states and im very interested in learn english for speak with more people because actually i don't understand all to Patrick says me

Submitted by dkythien4 on Tue, 05/12/2023 - 16:55


What do you usually talk about when you meet people for the first time?
Actually, I just sometime talk to people for the first time. I'm a introvert. So, I'm so shy to talk with people like that.

Submitted by mohamed soliman23 on Sat, 25/11/2023 - 15:29


when i joined to new company i like my peers there to help me to know the company very well and i will be happy for awesome welcoming from colleagues in other department
i think in the first time the new employee is ashamed to speck with any one and should the old members in company to give him a hand to involve in work quickly

Submitted by white shadows on Tue, 14/11/2023 - 18:37


When I meet new people , I try to know him/her and usually talk about the school or sports like footballs teams or in some other situation talk about movie.

Submitted by Gilberto Assunção on Fri, 10/11/2023 - 13:25


Usually, I introduce myself, talk about my expirience and ask about something about the work and company. After, informally, small talk to break the ice ; )

Submitted by cicerocoghi on Sun, 22/10/2023 - 12:32


Firstly I introduce by myself and try to talk about some subject is interesting for both...or to start talking about the weather....and give the chat carry on in natural way...

Submitted by Rodolpho DVG on Sat, 14/10/2023 - 20:50


What I talk about with people I meet for the first time dependes on the situation the conversation goes on. If I am at work, I sometimes talk about thing related to it. If am, for example, in a show, I talk about music or the band we are going to watch.