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.

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Discussion

Download
Worksheet76.2 KB

Language level

Average: 4.6 (89 votes)
Profile picture for user davevud

Submitted by davevud on Wed, 21/02/2024 - 06:30

Permalink

I think we will plan a welcome party for a new joiner. If I meet new people, I will introduce my name, where I work in which department and what my job is. I will also ask theirs. Then I might ask that person how he or she feels about joining the company and what I can help them too. We might also change our numbers perhaps.

Profile picture for user bkbmtwimlat3

Submitted by bkbmtwimlat3 on Wed, 17/01/2024 - 18:48

Permalink

I usually ask them what their favorite fighter on ufc

Submitted by fajarsumirat on Tue, 16/01/2024 - 07:36

Permalink

What do you usually talk about when you meet people for the first time?
Greet her/him. Asking her/his name. Asking what she/he do at this moment. Ask where he/she lives

Submitted by LUCIE LE on Fri, 12/01/2024 - 08:34

Permalink

I usually talk about myself as my hometown, school, experience and introduce about my colleagues in the company, after that I will talk about my work in the company. If the newbie is part of my team I will training for them.

Profile picture for user alessandro.it

Submitted by alessandro.it on Wed, 03/01/2024 - 17:57

Permalink

When I meet a new team member at work, firstly I introduce myself and ask what their name is. Then I like to know if they are happy with their new job and what are their professional aspiritions in life. In addition to that, I try and give some advice to do our job at best.

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

Permalink

Hello
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

Permalink

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

Permalink

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

Permalink

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

Permalink

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