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 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

Submitted by Mm1111 on Mon, 13/06/2022 - 11:33

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When I meet a new colleagues I always ask them about their names and their hobbies. Then I ask them about their department and something that I think are interesting.

Submitted by najib.oulhouch on Sun, 05/06/2022 - 20:25

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when i meet people for the first time, if it's a professional context i try to explain some of my job, university studies and general informations, but if not i speak superficial topics like movies, cultures hobbies.

Submitted by ohroyal on Wed, 01/06/2022 - 17:06

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When is a person i don't know, i prefer to talk things superficial how films, series, musics and artists of the moment. But when is someone that i have intimacy, i prefer to talk about others' life

Submitted by diego_s on Mon, 23/05/2022 - 01:46

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I usually talk about my interests and ask about theirs, as well as my experience at the place we met. For example, if we met at a university I talk about the courses I took when I was a student there.

Submitted by khaled67 on Wed, 11/05/2022 - 21:37

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When I meet people for the first time, I usually explain myself and share my personal behavior. I always want to learn to new friend's personality

Submitted by badboyzz on Sat, 07/05/2022 - 12:02

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When I meet people for the first time, I usually explain myself and share my personal behavior. I always want to learn to new friend's personality.

Submitted by Nori on Fri, 06/05/2022 - 05:52

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What I talk about when I meet people for the first time is my son. He is five years old and very, very, very cute. We play various games; ball games, battle games with swords and shields, and board games in my free time. For example, building an RC car named "mini-yonku" in Japanese was fun yesterday.