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 hadeelhamadani95 on Mon, 30/01/2023 - 17:38

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First, I start introducing myself and ask about their name, then we start talking about our current position, hometown, how we reached this place, talking broadly, and if we have a chance to meet again in the future.

Submitted by zahra.rostami on Fri, 20/01/2023 - 09:07

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I talk about everything. Where is he/she from? What is her/his major? Where did he/she work before?

Submitted by lylarv on Thu, 19/01/2023 - 00:00

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It depends on the situation at the time, but i usually start with a eulogy, this helps the person to be more receptive to the conversation or to create a theme for the dialogue.

Submitted by student_w on Tue, 17/01/2023 - 14:56

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When I meet people for the first time, I usually ask about their work, family and favourite activities. After that, to avoid the speech becoming boring, I avoid superfluous questions while waiting for him to ask me questions about my job or my life. Here I answer and ask again about him as long as we know about ourselves better.
However, I avoid asking him serious personal questions that may not be appropriate for the first meeting.

Submitted by Ndrkdbrgnv on Mon, 09/01/2023 - 16:07

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First I ask them simple questions, like where they are from, what they do, etc. Then I ask them about their hobbies or interests to find something in common. To be honest, I'm a listener, so I sit quietly most of the time during a conversation.

Submitted by Luis Ernesto L… on Wed, 28/12/2022 - 22:00

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Firstly I stay nervous, meet a new people can be a impact experience, however I can keep calm and talk about my hobbies, currently I like to talk about triathlon although about it I've tittle experience

Submitted by yassmin hassan on Wed, 07/12/2022 - 09:19

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I asked him about here name,country,stedying,age

Submitted by Parviz.hakimi on Tue, 06/12/2022 - 21:22

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When I meet someone for the first time, I asked mostly these question :
What's your beautiful name ?
What do you do ? Or Are you studying or working ?

Where do you live?
Where are you from ?