Meeting a new team member

Meeting a new team member

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

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

Preparation

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 Gilda Di Biagio on Fri, 08/01/2021 - 23:38

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when i meet people for the first time i speak of the environment where we are.

Submitted by paola Beltran on Fri, 08/01/2021 - 16:56

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when i meet for the first time i ask about your self, i ask where are you from, and what do you do, what is your favorite food.

Submitted by Danilo Filipe … on Thu, 07/01/2021 - 16:13

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When i meet people for the first time i usually try to be a nice and greatfully guy to them, as much as I can, to leave a good impression and to create a good environment. In general, firstly I start to introduce myself and if it possible I make a joke or try to make the people laugh. Then I ask them about basic information like name, age and for example which country do they from.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Thu, 07/01/2021 - 13:03

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When I meet people for the first time, I start with a small talk, like weather, hometown, favorite meals....etc...

Submitted by karinaelizabeth on Thu, 07/01/2021 - 00:03

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When I meet new people I used to talk about general information about me and about the other person.

Submitted by May Sabai Phyu on Sun, 27/12/2020 - 15:36

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When I meet the people for the first time, normally I introduce myself. And then to start a conversation, I asked what's your name, where are you from, are you fine, are you ok in everything and so on.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sun, 27/12/2020 - 04:32

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When I meet first time I ask name, where 's from? I like to talk with new people. When I go another country or another state I talk to people I try to know his culture, languages, behaviour and other many things. I like meet new people.

Submitted by glen on Sun, 20/12/2020 - 20:18

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In general, I normally ask people the first time I meet was what is their name, how is he/she, where she/he came from and what she/he does here for, and what I can do to help him/her. But when I meet a person first time at work, ask his/her name, department, is she/he a new hired employee? And I usually talk about work.

Submitted by shahimian on Fri, 18/12/2020 - 04:31

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I'm interested to know what his or her name is and where she or he is from and where worked here.

Submitted by Sadflute07 on Thu, 17/12/2020 - 21:08

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When I meet a new people in my job I try to be nice with her as much as i can to leave a good impression to her starting to introduce myself then ask her What is your name Are new practicing this job or you just move from another place