Who's who in the office

Listen to two people talking about the people in their office to practise and improve your listening skills.

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

Transcript

Jani: Welcome to the department, Yuki. Let me show you around and tell you about your new colleagues. I'll introduce you to them all later.

Yuki: Great. Thanks. So, who are those people over there?

Jani: That's the order management team. Luciana deals with the new orders. She's the one with short, dark hair.

Yuki: In the purple dress?

Jani: Yeah, that's right. You'll probably work closely with her while you are learning about our ordering process.

Yuki: Got it, thanks. And who's that over there? The guy who's on the phone?

Jani: Oh, you mean the one by the window? In the green shirt? Ah, that's Ian. He's the marketing director. And that's Maria beside him. She's responsible for the internal IT systems.

Yuki: OK, I'll try to remember all of this. I should probably be taking notes!

Jani: Don't worry about it. For now it's just good to put some faces to names.

Yuki: OK, great – and who do I talk to about setting up my mobile phone with email access? Is that also Maria?

Jani: No, you need to talk to Sebastian who works in communications. He can help you. That's him over there, next to the printer.  

Yuki: Thanks. I'll introduce myself to him later.  

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A2 English level (pre-intermediate)
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Fri, 10/04/2020 - 18:32

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Yes, I could. They are male and female. Each performing his or her task in their designated department.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Wed, 05/02/2020 - 13:56

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I have many colleagues and each one has a special personality. For example, one of them is very polite another one is shy and so on.

Submitted by Dariusz on Wed, 22/01/2020 - 01:56

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I can't describe my colleague because I don't work in a company so I don't have them, I work alone.

Submitted by Maksmatt on Thu, 21/11/2019 - 17:13

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My colleagues er nice and helpful people. Most of the time we are teaching as I'm working at school. Sometimes we have to work in small teams and this works fine.

Submitted by NADIRA ALWENI on Mon, 28/10/2019 - 02:39

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Submitted by César Árraga on Thu, 03/10/2019 - 19:08

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The Head of Quality was wearing business casual clothing and glasses. His function was checking product quality during the production process until becoming in finished product.

Submitted by Raqueline Monteiro on Thu, 05/09/2019 - 13:50

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Currently, I don't know my colleagues, because I am working in other state. I will be meeting them in the end of year.

Submitted by popo1011 on Sun, 25/08/2019 - 09:21

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my colleague is very talkative. when he talks, I get a headache. He talks continuously and I wanna run away.

Submitted by Fouad2000 on Sun, 28/04/2019 - 12:10

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Yes I used the online dictionary for difficult words