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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Submitted by islam ebaid on Thu, 25/01/2024 - 08:26

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Thank you for your clear explanation.

Submitted by fajarsumirat on Tue, 16/01/2024 - 07:29

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In Indonesia, we put plain name, the position in the company, Whatsapp number, phone mobile number, email address, office name, and office address.

Submitted by minhkelverst on Tue, 02/01/2024 - 09:39

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Which information do people have on their business cards in your country?
In my country, the business card include some necessary informations:
- Fullname
- Phone number
- Email
- Company & Position
- Image profile

Submitted by Geo Mahmoud on Sat, 30/12/2023 - 19:39

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In Egypt. business cards have 14 number, name and date of issuing

Submitted by Imane Al herchi on Sat, 30/12/2023 - 12:58

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Hello,
Thank you for this helpful video.
About your question, in my country Morocco, the business card is almost similar to other countries. You'll find the full name, the job title, the company, phone number, email, and address.

Submitted by MABCAN on Tue, 12/12/2023 - 17:47

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In Algeria, Most of business cards of Doctors, Engineers, Managers,Hotels...etc, that I saw it  before, Have Logo and full name of company, the contat information like phone number, Email, as well as the mail and the full address.

Some business cards have the social media accounts like facebook, Twitter, and an official Website of company, While some cards have also the week's days and hours of work.

Submitted by dkythien4 on Tue, 05/12/2023 - 13:18

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Which information do people have on their business cards in your country?
In my country VietNam, on business card there are some information as: Full name, mobile number, Company name, title, field of company, address of company, website, email address.

Submitted by RosyIT on Sun, 19/11/2023 - 13:39

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Hi Learningenglish Team,

I would like to ask one question at A1 listening topic Business card.

"Megumi thinks her real name is difficult to say".

I heard in the listening record something like this: "Megumi thinks her name is difficult to say for people who are not from her country". In the question, it says "her real name is difficult to say", it is in general. So may I know why the answer is a "no" because I think it can be a yes as she says her name is difficult to say.

Could you explain more please!

Thanks a lot for your response!
Rosy

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