Business cards

Listen to four people talk about their jobs to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

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

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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Submitted by storm18 on Wed, 30/11/2022 - 09:06

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In my country, the business cards usually have full name, company name, position in the company and contact information such as address and phone number.

Submitted by Luis Ernesto L… on Tue, 29/11/2022 - 23:22

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In my country the business card have a cell number information and email, and some cases a direction of a company.

Submitted by hiepdang92 on Thu, 17/11/2022 - 05:10

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Actually, i really like name cards, because it looks like luxurious and professional. when i was at a university, i hoped that i had name card after getting a good job. My country don`t use name card in common , unless you have a good position in your company like a Manager, A project Leader or a director. So my country`s name card almost include full name or english name , company` name, especially, it shows your position in your company, sometimes it shows your face if you are director. Im working and living at Japan , its very different from my country . Japan company use name cards in common ,I also have a name cards, its information include my name, company, address and my position.

Submitted by hanan Kh on Sat, 05/11/2022 - 06:16

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in my country the most important information that people have on their business card are: the full name-job tittle-address and mobile number

Submitted by justobi on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 09:21

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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.

Submitted by Souhaïb MGHARBI on Sun, 16/10/2022 - 12:53

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In my country, the most important information that people are having it on their business cards is : name, profession name or statut, phone number and street adress.

Submitted by GhadeerKurdi_98 on Fri, 14/10/2022 - 08:24

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The most important information that we have to include in my country is Full Name (3 parts), work position, mobile number, company name, logo, and location, and work email.

Submitted by J-Castle on Mon, 03/10/2022 - 10:36

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Which information do people have on their business cards in your country?

Thinking about the kind of business card that the people carry to introduce themselves I can say that there are two different types of them, it means that depend on the labour situation of the person.
When a person is working in a company he/she can display a business card showing, firstly, the company’s name, his/her name and surname, the position within the business structure, the phone (mobile phone and office phone) and the e-mail address.
Whereas the unemployed should chance the company’s name for the high level of his/her education, it could be the university degree, and withdraw all the previous details concerning the company (office phone and business structure)

Submitted by M.Charry on Tue, 27/09/2022 - 00:12

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Which information do people have on their business cards in your country?

Actually, In my country nowadays is not common to have business card. After the pandemic everyone just share their own cotact and connect to each other in linkedin or messages.

On the other hand, I think it's may change between industries..