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.

Transcript

A

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

2

*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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Which information do people have on their business cards in your country?

Actually, In my country nowadays is not common to have business card. After the pandemic everyone just share their own cotact and connect to each other in linkedin or messages.

On the other hand, I think it's may change between industries..

Which information do people have on their business cards in your country?
In my country, Colombia, usually people have on their business cards the degree, their phone number, and their email.

Hi, in my country generally people put their phone number, e mail adress, work phone number.

In Brazil people use in their cards the company's name, complete name, phone number and the email.

In my country Venezuela we have business cards that include the name of the person or company, their number, email address and where to locate them

In my country, China, the business cards have the below information:Name of person,Position of the role,Phone number,Email,Address of company,Name of company

In my country Iran, people usually put their phone number, name and surname, phone number and their profession on their business card.

In my country, Saudi Arabia, we put the phone number, the email, and the full name, I think

Hello. Could you please tell my what the grammar is used in this sentence "I'm very happy to be joining this team..". I want to ask about the "to be joining" part.Is it must be to be + Vpp/ ?.Thanks in advanced!

Hi amylee,

This is called a continuous infinitive. It's made of "to be" + an -ing verb form. The continuous infinitive presents the action (joining) as something ongoing and already in progress at the moment of speaking. For example, a person might say this on their first day at a new job, when they are in the middle of meeting people, getting familiar with the workplace, etc.

The simple infinitive can also be used ("I'm very happy to join this team") but this is not necessarily an "ongoing" action. For example, a person might say this now if they accept an offer to join the team, but they will only join the team several weeks later.

I hope that helps.

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

People in my country 🇩🇿 Algeria have on their business cards all important information like name, address, number phone, company name and job.

In my country, spain, the people put on their business card their name and surname, their telephone and their email.

in our country, most of the bussiness man put their name , email , job title and phone number on their bussiness cards.

the information of the people on their business card is a Company name, name of a person, content, and title of the person.

most people in my country have on their business card information like "name"," e-mail address", and "telephone number"

Mostly they have a telephone number, an e-mail address, and the address of their offices.

when we talk about the business card, we must mention how is important to have one so you can use it for your company.

People in my country have on their business card all important information such as Name, Job title, Address and the company name.

I live in Egypt, and there is a name, company, role, and contact information like telephone number and email address on business cards

I live in Japan, and there is a name, company, role, and contact information like telephone number and email address on business cards.

In my country, the most information is showing on people's business card is : the name of the owner, job title, job position ( country and city, street name )

İn my country's people always write on business card communication info, company name and job position.

The information is important to add to the business card, the name of the person, phone number, email, company name, and logo.

In my country, the people have in their business cards: Name and logo company, theirs name, contact number, position, address, email and website address.

In my country people usually use the contact number ,company name, address, email address and monogram of the company on their business cards.

In Ukraine, people who work in some big company have a card. And in this card wroten your name,position and logo company or just white plastic card for entering in building

Which information do people have on their business cards in your country?
I think a business card should have important information such as name, phone number, email and position and, I think it's common in all countries. But based on business sometimes a business card can also have address, barcode or QR code to able audience to scan it. In my perspective a business card must be simple , beautiful and it should made of good materials.

In my country most of the people whom use business cards are professionals or independent technicians which has high positions in companies like team leaders, managers, directors, etc. or work as freelancers. The information they usually put in the cards are their full name, their profession, their office number and mobile number as well as their email account in order to reach them.
People whom works at middle or low level positions as employees don't use business cards very often.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!

It a lot of information do people have their business cards. In my country most of them are house and flat service agency business. They advertise their business information for the customer with their service logo put together with jobs badge.

Name, phone number and type of expertise are usually written on the business cards in my country.

I work at a university. My identification card contains the following information: Full name, adress, charge and the year.

In my company, we have some information in our business card. We have full name, number phone, address and email.

There are different and various information on the cards. for example some of them are his/her name, address, company name, phone number and etc.

Business cards in my country the information contained is , social network's company, email, role

actually i don't know clearly but i think on the business card of a person has your name, job, number phone, gmail address,...or something like that.

In my country people doesn't use business cards. It's normal to use HV during an interview, offer services on social networks or advertising selling services.

In Burma , almost about 90% of business cards are including their names,
work phone numbers, their Email, address and Facebook QR Code.

In my country, people generally have some basic information such as name, organization, position, address, phone number, fax number and email address on their business cards.

People s business cards in my country usually include first name, surname, middle name, position, logotype and company name, full address, phone number. As for me, I also have usually business card, but I would be prefer minimalism: only name and phone number)))

In my country, people generally include name, position, contact, location, and other things.
People are very different in my country. Different people include different things in their business card.

In my country, the business card have that infarmation: Name, Lastname, business phone, business email. generally card's of behind' is emty.

In my country we can see different kinds of business card according to the profession they are working.Name of the person or company and contact field are mandatory in all businesses cards.For an advanced business card they usually include social media account and email id.
In my country it is not currently used to give a business card, now there are networks