Read four business cards to practise and improve your reading skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.

Reading text
KPD Foods
Bruno Silva
Head of Marketing
Address: Avenida Paulista 53, Bela Vista, São Paulo, 01311-914, Brazil
Tel: (+55) 11 8134 7706
Getty Telecommunications Ltd
Olivia Hoskins
International Project Manager
Address: 700 Rockville Street, Monroe, New York 10950, USA
Tel: (+1) 845 228 8396
Orion Education Services
Park Ji-Yeon
Director
Address: South Korea, Seoul, Jongno-gu, Sajik-ro-3-gil 23, 30174
Tel: (+82) 2 235-6482
ABC Travel
Rashid Khan
Sales Representative
Address: Hajar Road, Dubai, UAE
Tel: (+971) 4 677 3355

Discussion

Language level

Beginner: A1

Comments

The surname is put at the end, after the name.

No they don't. In my country people put their surname at the end in business card. They put their names first, e.g.

Stanley Álvarez
Industry Engineer
University of xxxxxxxxx.
Address: xxxxxxxxxxx, Medellín - Colombia.

Hello Stanley
Thanks for answering the discussion question and sharing this information about Colombia! I just wanted to explain that we removed some details from your comment to protect your privacy in line with our House Rules (https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/house-rules).
All the best
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

In Taiwan, we put our surname before our name. Commonly, the surname of ours is composed of one word and there are two words with our name.

In my country Ecuador, the people put the surname in the end, after the firstname.

In my country, Colombia, in business cards people put their name first and then their surname. For example, Stanley Álvarez, Industry Engineer, ALV House.

In Iran, people put their surname at the end.

In Sri Lanka,some people put their surname at the beginning.But some people put at the end.

In sri Lanka we used from the begging our surnames but some people put their surname both first and end!

In Our Country Most People didn't use surnames , Ex- Randika Madushan
but some people have surname of their name Ex - Nalin Perera as Mr Perera

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