Who's who in the office

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

Instructions

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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Submitted by amal.araia on Sun, 31/05/2020 - 00:20

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All my colleagues are teachers. I have two teachers who works close with me. One of them has a beautiful brown long hair, and she is tall, thin and likes to wear a modern clothes, while the other has a short black hear, she is tall too, but she likes to wear a common Sudanese traditional clothes. Both of them are nice, funny and hard workers.

Submitted by Milena Nikolova on Tue, 26/05/2020 - 06:10

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Hello, My colegues are very friendly people. If i need to some help i can ask him. I start worked there soon and it is very important for me.

Submitted by Fatemeh.Najafzadeh on Sat, 23/05/2020 - 02:28

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Yes, I can. I work in a famous company with a lot of colleagues. There is a man with a tall high who is our operator, he works with hardness equipments and he is so polite. Also a lady looks very smart is a metallography expert who studies the microstructure of metals or alloys with microscope and then accept or reject the industrial samples based on international standards. A man with curly hairs is another our colleague. He is in charge of samples preparation and he is so hard working. And finally a man with a big tummy is our managing director.

Submitted by mouna99 on Mon, 18/05/2020 - 17:33

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I don't have a job! I am still a student

Submitted by Lauracastanos on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 00:37

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My colleagues look serious and elegant in their dark clothes but they are so much fun.

Submitted by S.S on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 17:11

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My colleagues look like seriousness but they are all about everything.
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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.