Meeting a new team member

Listen to a conversation between two new colleagues to practise your listening skills.

Instructions

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Transcript

Peter: Hi, my name's Peter. What's your name?

Carla: Hi, Peter. I'm Carla. I'm new here.

Peter: Welcome to the company, Carla.

Carla: Thanks, Peter. I'm happy to be here and it's nice to meet you.

Peter: It's nice to meet you too.

Carla: Where do you work?

Peter: I work in the design team. We sit over there.  

Carla: I'm in the marketing team. I started last week.

Peter: You work in marketing? That's very interesting.

Carla: Yes, it is. I'm enjoying it. But there are a lot of new things to learn.

Peter: I'm sure there are. I'm happy to help you if I can.

Carla: Thank you, Peter. What do you do in the design department?

Peter: I design new products.  

Carla: That sounds interesting. I plan marketing events for new products. So I think we'll work together sometimes.

Peter: That would be great. So, where are you from, Carla?

Carla: Brazil. And you?

Peter: I'm from the UK.

Carla: How long have you been here?

Peter: I've worked here for three years but I actually moved here from the UK five years ago, to study.

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Submitted by emlhndiniii_ on Thu, 29/09/2022 - 11:26

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When I meet someone for the first time, ask about she or he names, where she or he live now, and usually asked they about general like her age or their hobbies

Submitted by Anasyaprmsty on Thu, 29/09/2022 - 11:24

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When I meet someone for the first time, ask about she or he names, where she or he live now, and usually asked they about general like her age or their hobbies

Submitted by Ananda28 on Thu, 29/09/2022 - 11:22

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What do you usually talk about when you meet people for the first time?

I usually talk about where their origin ? I asked their name ? Their nationality ?

Submitted by aulia nurhasanah on Thu, 29/09/2022 - 11:19

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When I meet people for the first time, I usually ask about her/his name?, her/his address?, where he/she origin?, where is he/she studying?

Submitted by nadiaputriel on Thu, 29/09/2022 - 11:18

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What do you usually talk about when you meet people for the first time?

I'm not the type of person that starts conversation. But if i really need to, i will ask about their name first and their job or what they do for living, their preferences of music, their major and where do they come from.

Submitted by Valen04 on Thu, 29/09/2022 - 11:17

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What do you usually talk about when you meet people for the first time?
I usually talk about their personal information, for example, their name, their age, or maybe where they study right now.

Submitted by Fahira aulia on Thu, 29/09/2022 - 11:16

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I usually ask about their Name, Age, Hobby, Where they live, Their place of origin, and their social media account

Submitted by Ridho takara maulido on Thu, 29/09/2022 - 11:16

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Pasya Renata Sianturi

Question No 1: What do you usually talk about when you meet people for the first time?

Answer: I usually talk about his/her name, his/her country, his/her birth date, his/her live, his/her life, what kind of music do you like, and do you want to meet again on the next time.

Submitted by adetyasheryl on Thu, 29/09/2022 - 11:14

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Firstly, I ask for their name. Then ask them what they do (school, university, work, occupation, etc.). I will ask them for their age so I would know if the person is older or younger than me and call them with honorifics like Sir, Miss, Ma'am, or just their names if they are younger or prefered to be called without honorifics. Then I ask them where they come from (which city or which country).

Submitted by cesarasg on Mon, 19/09/2022 - 17:17

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What do you usually talk about when you meet people for the first time?
I usually talk about sports, I prefer don't talk about work. I like to listen to about the sports that they practice.