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

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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.

Soumis par Magedelabd le sam 17/08/2019 - 17:41

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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

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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,

Soumis par shahramuteng le mer 14/08/2019 - 20:51

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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.

Soumis par shinhaphura le mar 13/08/2019 - 10:09

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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

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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

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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

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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".

Soumis par ayusisi le lun 22/07/2019 - 12:08

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I have a business card from my company. I work at an e-commerce company. The information which put in my business card is first name, last name, date of birth, phone number, role, company address.

Soumis par Chue le dim 14/07/2019 - 09:39

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In my country, most business cards include company name, name, job position, address, phone number,and email address.

Soumis par Cho le sam 29/06/2019 - 05:54

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In my country, they have names, positions, names of organization, contact numbers, email & facebook accout and address on their business card.

Soumis par Diana0419 le jeu 27/06/2019 - 15:33

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Yes, it is common to have a business card when the employees or employers are introducing themselves. Receiving the business card, it is mandatory to keep when you have an emergency or necessary task to contact.

Soumis par khaalid Brightmoon le jeu 13/06/2019 - 15:12

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My country id card it has more info as first name and last name and date of bitith

Soumis par Agata2021 le lun 03/06/2019 - 12:44

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In my country bussiness card contains a few important things: first name and surname, work position, name of organization on Croatian and English, email address and location of organization.

Soumis par pabe le dim 02/06/2019 - 14:25

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I wondering about the key of the task 1. Actually, Alessandro is the manager of the company ?? In the Transscript he just talks about the project not company why it's true
Hello pabe, As you say, Alessandro does not say he is the manager. In the key, the correct answer to the question is 'false': > Alessandro is the manager of the company. > False ~ Peter The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par mhazizi le lun 27/05/2019 - 14:45

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I have a business card from my university. There are some information on the my business card: my full name; my position; post address; telephone number; cellphone number; email address and post code with logo of my university.

Soumis par Pawani le mer 22/05/2019 - 13:53

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I have a business. so I created business card.I included business name, telephone number, email address and face book contacts.

Soumis par Wahiba le jeu 09/05/2019 - 00:10

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On my carte I have my name, my profession , the addres of the office, postal code and my E mail.

Soumis par kamal.buet le mar 07/05/2019 - 03:50

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In my country people use their full names, designations that they serve for companies, and most importantly their contact numbers and email addresses on their business cards. They write everything in English. People sometimes mention their company addresses, business concerns on the backside of the business cards. It is important to have a business card for an employee in my country.

Soumis par TP le dim 05/05/2019 - 03:44

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People have so much of information in my country too. The person's name, post, postal address, email address, telephone number, mobile number, fax and Facebook contacts are to name but a few.

Soumis par Kavi le dim 05/05/2019 - 03:41

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In my country they put their name,profession,e-mail address,contact no,company's logo.

Soumis par Setareh le dim 28/04/2019 - 03:24

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in my country we are writing full name and our job , email, phone number on business card;

Soumis par Stanley Alvarez le ven 19/04/2019 - 20:29

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In my country, people put their name, business profession, job address and contact information.

Soumis par Hana Jasumin le ven 19/04/2019 - 15:11

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Which information do people have on their business cards in your country? in my country, the information have their name, job position, phone number and address of the office

Soumis par César Árraga le ven 12/04/2019 - 04:03

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In my country, people have on their business cards: company's name, their name own, the position they hold, mobile phone number and email adress.

Soumis par PHẠM THỊ LUẬN le mer 10/04/2019 - 10:03

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Hello! My name is Luan. I'm from Vietnam. In my country, there are some information on the business card such as: company's name, logo and address, their name and number.

Soumis par mehrazin le mar 02/04/2019 - 09:28

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Dear British Council Team There are some information such as the name of the company, the name of the direct manager (it could be any work position) telephone and telefax and the address of company , postal code is necessary as well and we have email and the link of Instagram if we have its page ,one side in Persian and the other side is in English. we also have logo in one side of the business card best wishes and good luck

Soumis par MAO le mar 26/03/2019 - 12:25

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There are so many information on our business card in my country, including chinese name, english name, work position, phone number, email address, company's name, company's address, and so on.
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