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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Submitted by Noval on Sat, 06/08/2022 - 15:29

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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

Submitted by mamalirezaenglish on Wed, 03/08/2022 - 14:39

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

Submitted by amal3535 on Sun, 24/07/2022 - 16:33

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

Submitted by amylee on Fri, 22/07/2022 - 04:00

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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

Submitted by ivtrrx98 on Mon, 11/07/2022 - 16:48

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

Submitted by Mm1111 on Mon, 13/06/2022 - 10:30

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

Submitted by najib.oulhouch on Sun, 05/06/2022 - 19:52

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

İn our country most people who are bussiness men write their names ,adress and job title inclusing phone number and business hours on bussiness card

Submitted by SABAD MOHAMED on Thu, 02/06/2022 - 16:16

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

Submitted by Daii Saad on Thu, 02/06/2022 - 15:31

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

Submitted by diego_s on Mon, 23/05/2022 - 01:21

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

Submitted by josselyngal on Thu, 19/05/2022 - 03:44

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they have stuff like the title of their business and their number or whatsapp

Submitted by Waleed kasem on Wed, 18/05/2022 - 19:11

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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.

Submitted by Tayseer Murad on Wed, 18/05/2022 - 13:09

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

Submitted by khaled67 on Wed, 11/05/2022 - 19:51

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

Submitted by Nori on Mon, 02/05/2022 - 23:11

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

Submitted by Souhaïb MGHARBI on Sat, 30/04/2022 - 16:25

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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 )

Submitted by badboyzz on Tue, 26/04/2022 - 11:49

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

Submitted by Khaled Ahmed on Tue, 26/04/2022 - 09:39

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

Submitted by Andres Cuchimaque on Thu, 21/04/2022 - 19:07

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

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Sun, 20/03/2022 - 13:23

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

Submitted by Irena Gorak on Thu, 10/02/2022 - 18:21

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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

Submitted by Amin Kourani on Mon, 07/02/2022 - 07:24

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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.

Submitted by jmajo on Fri, 14/01/2022 - 19:49

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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!

Submitted by Ipo Soon on Wed, 12/01/2022 - 07:46

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Thanks, I'm done :)

Submitted by Thein Htet Zaw on Fri, 31/12/2021 - 04:29

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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.

Submitted by mamalirezaenglish on Wed, 29/12/2021 - 13:28

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

Submitted by Albert73 on Tue, 28/12/2021 - 19:42

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

Submitted by Kamelbenslimane on Sun, 21/11/2021 - 20:24

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

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 09/11/2021 - 15:35

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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.

Submitted by 06412SAN on Thu, 04/11/2021 - 21:28

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

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Tue, 02/11/2021 - 09:45

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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.

Submitted by metacaro90 on Sat, 30/10/2021 - 03:47

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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.

Submitted by KyawMinThu on Sat, 23/10/2021 - 10:57

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

Submitted by vuhoap on Fri, 15/10/2021 - 13:33

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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.

Submitted by Pipka on Thu, 07/10/2021 - 10:37

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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)))

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Mon, 04/10/2021 - 10:25

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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.

Submitted by mustafasariel on Sat, 02/10/2021 - 16:10

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

Submitted by Minnu on Wed, 15/09/2021 - 10:12

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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.

Submitted by Bmorales on Wed, 18/08/2021 - 03:26

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In my country it is not currently used to give a business card, now there are networks

Submitted by saeedebrahimip on Sun, 13/06/2021 - 11:57

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They have address, tel, and their specialty on their business card.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sun, 23/05/2021 - 13:48

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I'd rather get a business card through smartphone.... :)
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Submitted by Marce-English on Sun, 23/05/2021 - 12:48

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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.

Submitted by Munirah Saad 20 on Sun, 02/05/2021 - 23:06

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I do not know because I never see business cards but I think it should be there name phone number and email address
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Submitted by PuenteD on Fri, 23/04/2021 - 00:52

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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.

Submitted by Le Heros on Fri, 09/04/2021 - 16:28

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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.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Tue, 06/04/2021 - 03:36

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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.

Submitted by Andrea Valencia on Sat, 03/04/2021 - 21:03

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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.