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

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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

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Global Engineering Consults
Megumi Tanaka
Product Manager

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MaXtin Ltd
Andres Mulligan Jr
Intern, R&D team
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Soumis par olcortes le ven 02/04/2021 - 01:59

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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.

Soumis par Trang.22111994 le mer 31/03/2021 - 10:13

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In my country, people often show some information such as: name, phone number, email and career on their business card

Soumis par Nader Ahmed le dim 28/03/2021 - 19:55

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In my country usually, we write the name and position work and contact details like phone numbers and email address.

Soumis par erum le sam 27/03/2021 - 06:23

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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.

Soumis par tvkien le ven 26/03/2021 - 02:27

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The business card in Viet Nam country includes business information like a full name, phone number, email address, and so on

Soumis par DarwinM le mer 17/03/2021 - 02:45

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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

Soumis par MikhailZatopliaev le mar 16/03/2021 - 22:59

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In my country people have some information on their card, like company, name, and second name, contacts etc.
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Soumis par haovivu128 le ven 12/03/2021 - 14:27

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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?

Hello haovivu128,

I've listened to the audio and the transcript is accurate. Try listening again and maybe you'll hear it.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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

Soumis par Tania Arely Lo… le jeu 11/03/2021 - 21:10

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The business Cards is a powerful instrument among negotiation tactics. They are formal messages that are sent from company to company, business to customer, or customer to business. There are several elements to consider in a good business Cards. The language in a business Cards should be elegant and technical, Caring for and promoting the image of the company, as well as capturing a greater market is not only the exclusive responsibility of a marketing manager. The ability to negotiate, the power of persuasion and communication with clients is the responsibility of all the key members of the company, from the board of directors, to the sales force, production, marketing and customer service. Everyone at some point will be in need of writing a business Cards.

Soumis par Tessa le mer 10/03/2021 - 16:47

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A business card is one of the most important and cost-effective marketing tools a business has. It has a dual purpose. It is a tool to remind people about your business and it is the source of contact information that will allow customers and prospects to reach you. Your business card should include your business name, your name, title, phone number, website, email address.

Soumis par TIa vinaka le mar 09/03/2021 - 01:34

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People in my country have on their business cards information such as company name, the person name, job title, address, phone number, e-mail, URL of their website, and some people have their photo on their business card

Soumis par Giuliana le lun 08/03/2021 - 18:40

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I think in a business cards in my country a people talk about your experience in a discipline who studied and if they know a idiom.
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Soumis par mirtha le ven 05/03/2021 - 18:28

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A business card in my country contains: Organization/Company name with logo Name of the person Position Contact: mobile, phone number, email, Fax, address.

Soumis par RicardoRodrigu… le dim 28/02/2021 - 05:20

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In my country, the business cards have had more information personal shall e-mail, facebook and linkedin, in ocasion it can have aditional infirmation with fax etc.

Soumis par Aless le dim 21/02/2021 - 03:52

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Here, a business card contains the name of the person or company, email, address, phone number, and a logo.

Soumis par MilGer le sam 20/02/2021 - 11:04

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Which information do people have on their business cards in your country? In my country bussines card have the person name, phone number,addres

Soumis par Sim le lun 15/02/2021 - 18:48

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In my country a business card contains: the logo of the company, company name, the name of the person, his job title, his contact details such us email, phone number, address and the web site. I think these are necessary information but you can write other information like a slogan or a skype name

Soumis par Brona le jeu 11/02/2021 - 21:44

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The details that you usually find on a business card in my country are: company name , person's name and their designation, contact no, email id. Now a days you also find details of company's website and skype name.

Soumis par Nasywa Shiyami… le jeu 11/02/2021 - 02:36

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Basically, the information on the business card in my country has information about name of person, name of company, number phone, email, and address. *Please correct my english, because your correction helps me a lot to proofread and improve my english. Thank You !!!*

Soumis par cmarmare le mer 27/01/2021 - 08:51

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In my country, business cards have the person name, organization, position, phone number, and email. And maybe a slogan.

Soumis par Brenda Patrici… le lun 25/01/2021 - 16:00

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People have on their business cards information such as name, last name, address, cellphone number, email address, profession and position.

Soumis par Leila77 le jeu 21/01/2021 - 10:41

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In my country, a business card contains: the name of the person, his phone number, his email, his position, and the name of his company and its adress.

Soumis par Truongus123 le mar 19/01/2021 - 04:16

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In my country, business cards always contain: name of your organization, address, phone numbers, and email.

Soumis par IrinAristova le ven 15/01/2021 - 16:57

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In my country business card contains name, phone number, company name and position. But people rarely use business cards.
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Soumis par Rafaela1 le ven 15/01/2021 - 13:32

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Recently, I introduce myself online w/o business cards. ;)

Soumis par In le ven 15/01/2021 - 09:47

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Generally, name, contact information (web page, contact number, etc), and profession.

Soumis par Ngu Wah le mer 13/01/2021 - 13:21

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Business people who live in my country add some information to their business cards are as below; Their name Job position Company Name Address Contact phone number E-mail address

Soumis par Emily Moreno le lun 11/01/2021 - 18:15

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in my country, the information from the business cards are the Name, email, phone, address and sometimes the social media of their companies

Soumis par German le ven 08/01/2021 - 23:59

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The information that the people have on thier business cards is the name, the company, the profession and the telephone number.

Soumis par ghaila le ven 08/01/2021 - 18:08

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There phone number , name and the name of the company

Soumis par abdiaziz matan le jeu 07/01/2021 - 06:50

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Well, in my country, the business card contains: the company name, address, email and phone number.

Soumis par karinaelizabeth le mer 06/01/2021 - 23:29

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In my country business people are accostumed to print in their business card information such as phone numbers, addresses and information about the factory's products

Soumis par leonlo le mer 06/01/2021 - 21:27

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Generally in my country business cards have Contact Number Email Adress website Name Name of profession

Soumis par Suraj paliwal le sam 26/12/2020 - 04:13

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In my country business cards contain contact number company name and location that's enough. If any individual business card then he/she include his/her name and position in the company. In my country contact number is the most important consideration in business cards. Usually, a business card about three or four different contact number.

Soumis par May Sabai Phyu le jeu 24/12/2020 - 15:19

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Name, address and company name Position

Soumis par glen le dim 20/12/2020 - 19:47

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Company name, address & contact information ( it includes name and profession).

Soumis par Sadflute07 le jeu 17/12/2020 - 20:25

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The usually information in the business cards are name position company name phone number email

Soumis par Tatiana barrera le mar 15/12/2020 - 14:24

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In my country the basic information that the people do in their business card is: Full name(or name and last name) phone email address Name's job on the company

Soumis par Manal le mar 15/12/2020 - 06:27

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well, in my country, the main card having 3 things 1- the name 2- the number 3- name of profession the name to know who is the person, the number to know who is if the name wasn't there, the name of profession is to know where he is working

Soumis par KareB le jeu 10/12/2020 - 12:53

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In my country our business card has name, e-mail, phone number and actuation area.

Soumis par bexzod le mer 09/12/2020 - 11:54

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in our country business card consists of name, adress, email, phone of person. however at the moment these cards are not modern than internet adresses

Soumis par MJH le jeu 03/12/2020 - 21:20

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Hello. In my country the business card has in the headline the name of the company, then it has the name and job position and contact means.

Soumis par Alex.BC le mar 01/12/2020 - 18:40

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- In Russia, business cards contain the name and surname of the owner, company name, position, phone number and email. - In Russia, the name and surname of the owner, company name, position, phone number and email are indicated on the business card. Please, tell me which option is better?

Hello Alex.BC,

In terms of grammar, both sentences are perfectly fine. In terms of style, I think the first version is better as the second one contains a very long subject which may make the sentence harder to follow.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team