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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Submitted by ogarza on Fri, 13/10/2023 - 21:25

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I like to talk about my graet experience en this work and when i´ve been Work

Submitted by pikanov on Thu, 12/10/2023 - 03:05

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I usually make a little chit chat in the first time moment like what do you work, where do you live or what will you do here.

Submitted by Mleko on Mon, 09/10/2023 - 17:47

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I'm flexible and usually after introduce themselves, we talk about different subjects. Sometimes about our pastime, work or something like this.

Submitted by ALNABHAN on Wed, 04/10/2023 - 20:45

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When I meet peaple for the first time I usually talk about university , the job I have and introduce myself briefly.

Submitted by PEKO on Thu, 28/09/2023 - 15:54

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I will tell my name at first, and I will talk about where are me from. And then I will talk about something about work and interests.