Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.
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.
I think I will ask them about their names,age, and if they have social media accounts i take their instagram.
I usually talk about age, birth, nationality, jobs, hobies.
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.
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
Normally I say: Hi, how are you, nice to meet you.
Where are you from?
And what do you work?
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
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.
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.
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