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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Average: 5 (4 votes)

Submitted by Sofía02 on Sat, 03/09/2022 - 03:40

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I ask first what is their name, obviously and what they do, where they are from and then what they like to do to pass the time or if they like the cinema, since that’s what I like to talk about

Submitted by tnvchannel on Tue, 30/08/2022 - 17:22

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I usually talk about countries he/she lives and he/she/they job(s).

Submitted by Khanhduy112 on Fri, 29/07/2022 - 17:22

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I'm quite a friendly and open-minded person, I usually make friends everywhere. I have also a lot of conversations with everyone. And I also have the most impressive conversation with a person who is my best friend now. His name is Dang. The first time I meet him is in a coffee shop. When he asked me some physics questions, I helped him deal with them, so we became friends with each other. We asked each other about personal information such as name, age, social networking account,... etc. And that night, we also talked to each other very much, and we played the game together. And now, we are best friend.

Submitted by kirito25 on Tue, 26/07/2022 - 09:57

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I think I will ask them about their names,age, and if they have social media accounts i take their instagram.

Submitted by amal3535 on Sun, 24/07/2022 - 16:58

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I usually talk about age, birth, nationality, jobs, hobies.

Submitted by huahua on Wed, 20/07/2022 - 02:27

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I usually talk about their names, their works and where they are from . It 's not good to know all of the things about them because of the first time. So I ask general questions about their life styles.

Submitted by Fadiazzam on Mon, 18/07/2022 - 17:33

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When I meet any person , I ask him about his name and his country and I ask him about kind of study if he is studying but if he is working I ask him about his job and his company which he is working in and I ask him about what does he do in his work

Submitted by maljber on Sat, 16/07/2022 - 11:04

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Normally I say: Hi, how are you, nice to meet you.
Where are you from?
And what do you work?

Submitted by Brian_Ngo on Fri, 15/07/2022 - 07:20

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When I meet new friends I usually start the conversation with some topic like where are you from? how old are you? what do you do?... and I talk about myself and my work..
But my English skills are not good, so now I trying to learn English the purpose is to improve my English skill, so I'm very glad if someone can help me. I come from Viet Nam.

Ohh so you have worked,where do you work Brian,actually i'm still a college student now,and i spent my time everyday to improve my english in here cause i think english is importan to learn,sorry if what i talking is litlle not good,im begginer .
And i'm indonesian people
hope we can know more in each other