Meeting a new team member

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 samreenmkhan on Tue, 30/07/2019 - 10:43

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I ask their name and what they do, where are they from and what are their duties, if i am talking to a person in my organization and ask about hobbies.

Submitted by Santika on Tue, 30/07/2019 - 03:27

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When I meet people for the first time, I usually say nothing. The people who I meet for the first time usually talk about many things about themselves, mostly about their friend, girlfriend/boyfriend, and family. They already know my name and they give their name to me. Then we do common things like meet other friend/friends, go to classroom/lecture theater/open public place for rest/food store/ transportation, and do the school/university/office task for each one of us.

Submitted by Mohd_tom1990 on Wed, 24/07/2019 - 09:18

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Inew a new in aribian Ceramics factory iwork in mining department I'm ageologist I'm from sudan

Submitted by ayusisi on Tue, 23/07/2019 - 07:42

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When I meet people for the first time, usually talk about the name, address, Job, hobby, and families.

Submitted by gedi on Tue, 23/07/2019 - 05:03

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I ask him their name and which country they come from and i say him to welcome at anew work even introduce each other so i like to share him some of information about the company low if i know

Submitted by fariba on Wed, 17/07/2019 - 08:16

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i talk about her education or work.

Submitted by fariba on Wed, 17/07/2019 - 08:01

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nice too meet you.i am glad to meet you.

Submitted by salehisalehi65 on Tue, 16/07/2019 - 13:47

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usually i have a greeting with him/her, say i glad to meet you and just ask about her/his program if its related to me. i conclude that we have forigner vendors came from brazil smar company, and we almost talking about work.... and some times they ask about our country culter and ancient place

Submitted by Chue on Sun, 14/07/2019 - 09:53

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When I first meet with new people, I usually ask about their name, job career, university, age,etc.