Business cards

Business cards

Listen to four people talk about their jobs to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Preparation

Transcript

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A: Hello, Doctor Miller. It's nice to meet you.  

B: Please call me Peter.

A: OK. Are you a medical doctor? It must be helpful when you sell medical equipment.

B: Actually, no. My doctorate was in electronic engineering, but it's still helpful for me when I sell our equipment.


B

Good morning, everyone. I'm happy to be here today to tell you about our new project. My name is Alessandro Rossi. I'm the project leader on the Starlight programming project.


C

Pleased to meet you. Here's my card. My real name is Megumi Tanaka, but people who are not from my country think it's difficult to say my name, so I use another name, Meg, when I'm working internationally.


D

Hello, everyone. My name's Andres Mulligan. I'm very happy to be joining this team for the next few months and learning more about research and development.

Reading text

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DX Medical Equipment Ltd
Dr Peter Miller
Sales Director

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*Space10 Designs*
Alessandro Rossi
Lead Programmer

3

Global Engineering Consults
Megumi Tanaka
Product Manager

4

MaXtin Ltd
Andres Mulligan Jr
Intern, R&D team

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Hello RosyIT,

The question is about what Megumi thinks. When the question is about what Megumi thinks, she doesn't think it's difficult to say and so the answer is 'False'.

If the question was 'Megumi's name is difficult to say' or 'People think Megumi's name is difficult to say', then 'True' would be the best answer.

Megumi herself doesn't think her name is difficult to say; it's some other people who find it difficult.

It's a tricky question!

All the best,
Kirk
LearnEnglish team

Hi Kirk,

Thank you for your clear explanation. It makes so much sense with the way you have explained. I definitely understand why the answer is "False" with this case.

All the best,
Rosy

Submitted by thanhfutech on Tue, 07/11/2023 - 04:54

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I am from Vietnam.
In my country, on business card there are some information as: Full name, mobile number, Company name, title, field of company, address of company, website, email....

Submitted by cicerocoghi on Sun, 22/10/2023 - 11:51

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On the business cards are some personal information like name, function work, phone number, email contact and some infirmation about the company.

Submitted by minesey on Mon, 16/10/2023 - 07:42

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I don't see much business card in my country.

Submitted by pikanov on Thu, 12/10/2023 - 02:50

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Recently, in my country, business cards usually contain information such as full name (sometimes with academic title), occupation, phone/WhatsApp, email, and office address.

Submitted by Mleko on Wed, 04/10/2023 - 18:21

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Honestly, I didn't see much business cards in my life. But I'm sure that there usually are data (?) like Name and Surname, what position someone occupy and phone number.