Who's who in the office

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.

Preparation

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 Mohamed-Halila on Mon, 08/07/2024 - 11:39

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I have two colleagues with me in the office, Mohamed is the unit manager and Houcine is the new engineer.

Mohamed is short and have 11 years experience in the comapny. Houcine is also short and have brown eyes.

Three of as work together in the same department, we do customer services as installation, maintenance and qualification of analytical instruments.

Submitted by ubaid332 on Thu, 16/05/2024 - 16:51

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Yes, there are many colleagues in my office. Everyone is responsible for their work. One of my colleagues is a frontend developer and the other one name is Faheem that is DB manager. On of my best friend Ali, He is marketing manager. I like all of them. All of them are responsible to complete their tasks on time.

Submitted by Arun02 on Wed, 24/04/2024 - 18:02

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It would be good and more natural if you didn't use AI voice. Please use the human voice. Ai's voice doesn't feel real and is not good while listening because there are many breaks between the words.

Hi Arun02,

Actually, this audio (and all others in the Listening section) does use human voices! We did not use AI voices at all in these recordings.

This speech is realistic for A2 level, which is the level of this page. If you are looking for faster speech, you may try recordings at higher levels.

Jonathan

LearnEnglish team

Submitted by Jim34 on Tue, 06/02/2024 - 17:08

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Can you describe your colleagues? What do they look like and what do they do? Yes, I can describe them, but for some reason, I sometimes forget their names. It can be hard to distinguish them because we all wear the same uniform.

Submitted by DzhusAngela on Tue, 09/01/2024 - 12:07

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In past time I worked in travel company and I had colleagues.They look like just people,because I saw their in free time.But when the tour start I see their biside bus and womans look like flight attendant.My colleagues do the same duties as me.

Submitted by Toan3002 on Fri, 01/12/2023 - 08:22

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I am a student. Currently, I don't have a job.

Submitted by kenan.zero on Tue, 31/10/2023 - 21:17

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My colleagues are wonderful people. Most of them are working very quietly and they do not talk too much. When we get out for a break, we have very interesting conversations. We talk, talk, and talk like we didn't see each other for years. After we get to the office, we start to work again, and we don't talk anymore.

Submitted by kitalphar on Tue, 12/09/2023 - 01:40

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My coordinators are Agustin and Alexandra, Agustin is the academical coordinator and Alexandra the cohabitation coordinator; them are Romel, Yesid and Stephania in the social studies area; in the humanities area are the teachers of spanish John and Elvia that are older than the english teachers Edward and Carolina; Obdulio is a new teacher in that area; Fabian is the sports teachers, he has a beard and Hasbleidy that is very elegant, she is a dance teacher

Submitted by dar dar yoon ni on Mon, 03/07/2023 - 17:16

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Honestly,I'm still student and I don't have colleagues now. But I can tell you about my friends.I have many friends.Cause I'm good at in communication,everyone love me.Some of my friend are really kind and friendly.Most of my friend are beautiful and have long hair.I have guy friend too.He is really nice to me. And he can speak English than me.So,sometime he instruct me how to study English.And I'm living in hostel now cause I'm a University student. My roomate name is Poe and she is very beautiful. Her hair is also long and has white skin. My roomate and I are very get along.But the fact is she has boyfriend and I 'm still single.