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 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.