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 Veronikka on Sun, 21/03/2021 - 18:49

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When I meet people for the first time, I introduce myself and then ask them for their names, work area, last job or place of work. And I offer my help in case you need it.

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Sun, 14/03/2021 - 03:12

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Meeting people for the first time, What I talk about is it depends on where I meet the person. I try to find some common things if I want to make a good relationship with them. But normally I start with greetings and ask their names. then occupation, which country their from, where they live, something like that.
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Hi MikhailZatopliaev,

Unfortunately, sharing personal contact details is not allowed in our House Rules. But you can practise conversation by writing comments and replies here on this site :)

Best wishes,

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Giuliana on Tue, 09/03/2021 - 16:42

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I usually when i meet a new person I ask him/her what his name is, where he/ she from, how old are you, if she or he study and what's study or work and after i talk whatever
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Submitted by mirtha on Tue, 09/03/2021 - 16:18

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When I meet people for the first time I introduce myself and ask questions about work, studies, family and hobbies.

Submitted by RicardoRodrigu… on Fri, 05/03/2021 - 04:51

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when I meet news people the first that I say. hello, are you ok?. Whats your name? it's nice to meet you.

Submitted by Majidaa909 on Thu, 25/02/2021 - 14:24

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I usually first ask is name and whrer is working .

Submitted by MilGer on Sat, 20/02/2021 - 11:23

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When I meet people I say 'Hi'

Submitted by Turko on Tue, 16/02/2021 - 17:35

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when i meet with new one for the first time i try to seem helpful and friendly. if i feel closely i make a joke after i ask some question like what do you do? and anything and i think that is beautiful