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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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
In my country we use a lot of business cards, always with some company logo and of course the details of which this card represents.
I do not know because I never see business cards but I think it should be there name phone number and email address
The business cards would have the name, the profession and the Whats-app and maybe the web page or Instagram. But, now its difficult introduce with other people using business card.
In Guinea, the business cards contains these informations like the logo, address and name of company, the name, title, email and phone numbers of worker.
Hello everyone, in my country business cards contain company's name, what business it carried out, address, mobile number, and other things. Individual business cards contain person's name what position in the company, which area he work, mobile number.
In my country people have on their business cards: the name of the company, the name of the person, the position in the company, the person's cell phone number and brief information about the company.
In Colombia the business cards usually have the following information: Names, position of role in the company, company's name, address, phone number, email address ang the loco of the company.
In my country, people often show some information such as: name, phone number, email and career on their business card
In my country usually, we write the name and position work and contact details like phone numbers and email address.
Hello Everybody. I am not a business woman. I never see a business card. That’s why I can not tell that what kind of information is written on the business cards in my country. But in my opinion business cards shows the information about the business man or business lady means their bio data and their employment status etc. Thank you.
The business card in Viet Nam country includes business information like a full name, phone number, email address, and so on
It depends on whether it is for a company or for a professional. It should contain the name of the company or professional and then a brief description of the activities carried out. And finally, emails, number phones and a address. (Please correct me if I made a mistake)

Hello DarwinM,

Thanks for your comment. I'm afraid we aren't able to correct our users' texts. If you have a specific question about one particular word or phrase, please let us know, though.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

In my country people have some information on their card, like company, name, and second name, contacts etc.
Excuse me, I didn't hear that "My real name" - Character C said, But I head that "My the other name" instead. Please check it for me?
Yeah i heard that too, she said My real name is ... But its not easy to understand , 'cause sound like 'Rear' instead real, thought:)) and i'd like to make friends with native speaker for Learning E as well:)) fb ****************** see u there:))

Hi Eriksen,

Unfortunately, sharing personal contact details is not allowed in our House Rules. But you can practise conversation by writing comments and replies here on this site :)

Best wishes,

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team