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 (7 votes)

Submitted by ss on Thu, 09/04/2020 - 23:20

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I generally greet and introduce each other and the talk will continue upon the scenario how we met. May be a company meeting so the talk will be about the job profile and so on.

Submitted by Aya Sayed on Sun, 05/04/2020 - 20:31

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When I meet someone for the first time through the work ,I start to ask him about his name and job and I discusse with him about my job to get infomation that help me .
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Submitted by zabiullah on Sun, 05/04/2020 - 11:24

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this is actually very helpfull i am trying to learn new things...

Submitted by Silambarasan on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 10:47

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often, I talk about my name, my nationality and my job , and some in information about working

Submitted by suganth on Thu, 02/04/2020 - 08:55

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first I will ask his/her name , then where is he/she from, then i will ask question that depend on where we are ,like if we are in college I will ask him/her about their department and so on....

Submitted by Yuzana on Tue, 31/03/2020 - 06:36

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When I meet people for the first time, I introduce myself and ask them about who they are, where they came from and their interests to build a good relationship.

Submitted by Abdulilah on Sun, 29/03/2020 - 21:19

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often, I talk about my name, my nationality and my job , and some in information about working

Submitted by Andrew Brown on Sun, 29/03/2020 - 18:08

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For me when I meet new people, depending of their status and age, I introduce myself first, also if this person is my age then things become for warm and much friendlier, so I start by introducing myself then based on the reply we start to talk on those lines.
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Sat, 28/03/2020 - 01:27

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Usually, when I meet people for the first time what I talk about is getting to know him or her by name and exchanging pleasantries greetings as well as other details that relates to where we meet.
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Submitted by Sergei Baskakov on Fri, 27/03/2020 - 16:41

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I don't stick to one conversation scenario. I talk about different things. I don't want to be like a robot in a conversation.