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.



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.


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.


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.


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


DX Medical Equipment Ltd
Dr Peter Miller
Sales Director


*Space10 Designs*
Alessandro Rossi
Lead Programmer


Global Engineering Consults
Megumi Tanaka
Product Manager


MaXtin Ltd
Andres Mulligan Jr
Intern, R&D team
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A1 English level (elementary)

Soumis par Abdulilah le dim 29/03/2020 - 20:48

Hi,in my country , the business card contain full name , nationality,address,email and phone number.

Soumis par Andrew Brown le dim 29/03/2020 - 17:39

As I write this comment I have in my hands three business cards. •The first person has the organisations name boldly on the top right corner, her name and tittle, contact info; phone number and email, website address, social media handles and the organisations motto. •Second business card has the givers name boldly written on the top left corner of the card and her job tittle under it, next on the card is her Contacts; email, phone numbers, Skype ID and organisations web address. •Last but not least, again name at the top right corner, organisations name underneath, phone number, location, email and LinkedIn address.

Soumis par Yuzana le sam 28/03/2020 - 14:06

My name, the name of my organization, contact number, position and email address are mentioned in my business card.
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Soumis par OlaIELTS le ven 27/03/2020 - 12:20

The business cards in Nigeria has the following information such as: name, status in the firm, company name, company address, company phone number and their e-mail address.

Soumis par AlejandraIlud22 le lun 23/03/2020 - 02:26

The business cards have the name, nationality, company, address cell phone and e-mail.

Soumis par Diana Avila le sam 21/03/2020 - 21:29

In my country the people have their basic information of identity in this business cards

Soumis par Lakbir othman le ven 20/03/2020 - 20:03

In my country morocco the people use in the business cards the full name and email and professionally and adresse

Soumis par MD ARIFUJJAMAN le ven 20/03/2020 - 08:27

In Bangladesh, We write on visiting cards Name, Designation, Phone number, Email & Company's details.
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Soumis par Sergei Baskakov le jeu 19/03/2020 - 21:36

Hello! In my country business cards contain a full name, an e-mail, a phone, a company name, a profession

Soumis par HMida le ven 13/03/2020 - 16:35

In my country, the business cards are used essentially by the middle and top management. There are much information of the person. We find the graduate in the company, the adress, the number phone, the email adress, etc.

Soumis par Ali07 le dim 08/03/2020 - 17:45

Hi, my business card has some informations like my name, company's name, my professional, matriculation and my photo.

Soumis par Bijou le jeu 05/03/2020 - 14:08

Hello everyone, My country is France. Here, on the business card we put the first name, last name, profession, adress, email and number phone

Soumis par Ali samer le jeu 05/03/2020 - 11:25

i want some one to practise English with him ??

Soumis par Gladys le mer 04/03/2020 - 21:44

Hello, In my country business card contain name,telephone and e-mail.

Soumis par Eswar le sam 22/02/2020 - 05:52

HI In india they provide name ,company ,contact no. &Email

Soumis par Austin le mer 12/02/2020 - 00:59

in my country business cards contain name, address, contact number, company name, job of title.

Soumis par Vidyasagar le mer 05/02/2020 - 03:39

Business cards have person's name, his profession, contact number and his professional address.

Soumis par Charaf le dim 05/01/2020 - 15:21

hi My business card contains all the data of the person who holds it.

Soumis par Lysa le jeu 26/12/2019 - 20:35

Hi; the business card in my country contains numerous informations regarding the exercised business namely : name, the mission, phone number, fax, email, full address.

Soumis par shahhoseini le lun 16/12/2019 - 13:23

In my country, there are some information on bussiness card such as: first name, last name, jop title and phone number.

Soumis par Jamie le mer 11/12/2019 - 12:51

Someone can tell me how to do the reading text after the transcript

Hello Jamie

The reading text shows you the text on these four people's business cards. We are working to make them look more like business cards, but I'm afraid for now this is the way they look.

It would be good to compare what the business cards say to what the speakers say in the audio -- sometimes they provide more information. You need the reading text to answer some of the questions in the tasks.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par Marwa Adel le ven 06/12/2019 - 01:17

In task 1 I think the answer here should be (true), isn't it? Megumi thinks her real name is difficult to say
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Soumis par Kirk le sam 07/12/2019 - 13:10

En réponse à par Marwa Adel


Hello Marwa

Megumi says that other people find it difficult to say her name, but she doesn't think that herself. It's a small difference, but the way she says it, it is false.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par elit.sw le mar 26/11/2019 - 14:00

the main title is the business name, Then some information and examples of their work and the contact information at the end.

Soumis par Dariusz le mer 20/11/2019 - 23:42

In my country on business card people have information like: name, last name, job and contact.

Soumis par subedi sweety le mar 12/11/2019 - 10:33

Well, the business cards which is used in my country have the several details alike most of the other country's card such as their name, credit card number, expiry date, their job position, phone number and not to mention the bank name and sometime their email address.

Soumis par Izzati Saufie le jeu 03/10/2019 - 14:09

I have completed the lesson for "Business Card". The level I chose is Beginner A1

Soumis par nurnadiahazlan le jeu 03/10/2019 - 10:25

I have completed the lesson for "Business Cards". The level I chose is Beginner A1.

Soumis par nurul ashikin le jeu 03/10/2019 - 07:25

I have completed the lesson for "Business Cards". The level I chose is Beginner A1

Soumis par Abdelmouttalib le jeu 26/09/2019 - 11:57

In my country, people have in their business cards: their full names, task, name and address of company, logo of company, number phone.

Soumis par NUR SYAMIERA Z… le jeu 26/09/2019 - 02:22

I have completed the following lesson Business card. The level that I choose is beginner

Soumis par Syazwin Yusriman le jeu 26/09/2019 - 02:15

I have completed the task beginner A1 business card

Soumis par BanaVan le dim 08/09/2019 - 15:34

In Our country the business card have many form, but mostly form I often shaw there are : Full name, position of that person, Name of company, Adress of company, Phone number therefor about Telephone, mobiphone ... and email adress
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Soumis par Jamilmakawi le lun 26/08/2019 - 11:50

Well, the business cards all over the world have the same details which are the person's name, the credit card number, the expiry date, the three numbers at the back of the card, not to mention the bank name.

Soumis par fariba le dim 25/08/2019 - 08:31

there are full name and their job and number of nationality in the business cards .

Soumis par bawk san aung le ven 23/08/2019 - 16:41

My short term memory is still being weak. Even four names could not enter to my brain. I am true just only 2 from task two.
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Soumis par Magedelabd le sam 17/08/2019 - 17:41

what we have in our business card in our country is as following , first name , family name , the position , the company name , then the contact details , like the phone number and the email address and finally the company logo.

Soumis par Longan1991 le ven 16/08/2019 - 05:10

Whẹn businessmen mệt and exchange, they often give a business card to contact. In my country, a business card comprises information such as name, position, field, work place, address, phone number. In my opinion, it is useful and convenient for us to use the card,
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Soumis par shahramuteng le mer 14/08/2019 - 20:51

business people use emotion, emoji and graphic images on their business cards, and don't give any personal information!! it's was joking!! similar to other world countries some personal and company information will have on a business card. such as person and company name, phone number, Email, etc.
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Soumis par shinhaphura le mar 13/08/2019 - 10:09

I think it should has some basic information, such as: full name, position, email, phone number, company's name and address, something like that, ;)

Soumis par samreenmkhan le mar 30/07/2019 - 10:21

I think bussiness cards have same information all around the world and the information on the cards is not different as it has Person's full name their phone number,email address, company name,official telephone number and their dasignation.

Soumis par jdevera21 le mar 30/07/2019 - 08:52

Which information do people have on their business cards in your country? In our country, the advertising business is very popular as a matter of fact there is quite a number of registered company in the Security Exchange Commission a government body who regulate all official business registered in the country, so people in line with their businesses must have accurate details of the information dictate in your company portfolio especially in your business card wherein all your main contact details like landline office number, mobile number, office number, and email address as well are mention clearly to communicate properly to prospect business client in our outside the country.

Soumis par Santika le lun 29/07/2019 - 11:14

In this lesson I learn to pay attention to both listening and reading text equally and combined information from both of them properly. The sentence "Megumi thinks her real name is difficult to say" should refer to the all people she has met, not only people outside her country that she has met. And, instead of thinking about people outside the country she has met, we should focus on people inside her country she has met that have no difficulties on saying her name. That is why the sentence "Megumi thinks her real name is difficult to say" has the label "false".