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 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.