Business cards

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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Submitted by RosyIT on Sun, 19/11/2023 - 13:39


Hi Learningenglish Team,

I would like to ask one question at A1 listening topic Business card.

"Megumi thinks her real name is difficult to say".

I heard in the listening record something like this: "Megumi thinks her name is difficult to say for people who are not from her country". In the question, it says "her real name is difficult to say", it is in general. So may I know why the answer is a "no" because I think it can be a yes as she says her name is difficult to say.

Could you explain more please!

Thanks a lot for your response!

Hello RosyIT,

The question is about what Megumi thinks. When the question is about what Megumi thinks, she doesn't think it's difficult to say and so the answer is 'False'.

If the question was 'Megumi's name is difficult to say' or 'People think Megumi's name is difficult to say', then 'True' would be the best answer.

Megumi herself doesn't think her name is difficult to say; it's some other people who find it difficult.

It's a tricky question!

All the best,
LearnEnglish team

Hi Kirk,

Thank you for your clear explanation. It makes so much sense with the way you have explained. I definitely understand why the answer is "False" with this case.

All the best,

Submitted by thanhfutech on Tue, 07/11/2023 - 04:54


I am from Vietnam.
In my country, on business card there are some information as: Full name, mobile number, Company name, title, field of company, address of company, website, email....

Submitted by cicerocoghi on Sun, 22/10/2023 - 11:51


On the business cards are some personal information like name, function work, phone number, email contact and some infirmation about the company.

Submitted by minesey on Mon, 16/10/2023 - 07:42


I don't see much business card in my country.

Submitted by pikanov on Thu, 12/10/2023 - 02:50


Recently, in my country, business cards usually contain information such as full name (sometimes with academic title), occupation, phone/WhatsApp, email, and office address.

Submitted by Mleko on Wed, 04/10/2023 - 18:21


Honestly, I didn't see much business cards in my life. But I'm sure that there usually are data (?) like Name and Surname, what position someone occupy and phone number.

Submitted by 4324613540 on Mon, 02/10/2023 - 19:51


In my country, those people who have shop or company or who are doctors, engineers, designer and.....usually have business card .Business card contains information such as name of the shop,company or individual,phone number,email adress,adress,introducing products or services and links connected to social media.