Business cards

Listen to four people talk about their jobs to practise and improve your listening skills.

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

Transcript

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A: Hello, Doctor Miller. It's nice to meet you.  

B: Please call me Peter.

A: OK. Are you a medical doctor? It must be helpful when you sell medical equipment.

B: Actually, no. My doctorate was in electronic engineering, but it's still helpful for me when I sell our equipment.


B

Good morning, everyone. I'm happy to be here today to tell you about our new project. My name is Alessandro Rossi. I'm the project leader on the Starlight programming project.


C

Pleased to meet you. Here's my card. My real name is Megumi Tanaka, but people who are not from my country think it's difficult to say my name, so I use another name, Meg, when I'm working internationally.


D

Hello, everyone. My name's Andres Mulligan. I'm very happy to be joining this team for the next few months and learning more about research and development.

Reading text

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DX Medical Equipment Ltd
Dr Peter Miller
Sales Director

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*Space10 Designs*
Alessandro Rossi
Lead Programmer

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Global Engineering Consults
Megumi Tanaka
Product Manager

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MaXtin Ltd
Andres Mulligan Jr
Intern, R&D team
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Submitted by Brenda Patrici… on Mon, 25/01/2021 - 16:00

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People have on their business cards information such as name, last name, address, cellphone number, email address, profession and position.

Submitted by Leila77 on Thu, 21/01/2021 - 10:41

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In my country, a business card contains: the name of the person, his phone number, his email, his position, and the name of his company and its adress.

Submitted by Truongus123 on Tue, 19/01/2021 - 04:16

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In my country, business cards always contain: name of your organization, address, phone numbers, and email.

Submitted by IrinAristova on Fri, 15/01/2021 - 16:57

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In my country business card contains name, phone number, company name and position. But people rarely use business cards.

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Fri, 15/01/2021 - 13:32

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Recently, I introduce myself online w/o business cards. ;)

Submitted by In on Fri, 15/01/2021 - 09:47

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Generally, name, contact information (web page, contact number, etc), and profession.

Submitted by Ngu Wah on Wed, 13/01/2021 - 13:21

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Business people who live in my country add some information to their business cards are as below; Their name Job position Company Name Address Contact phone number E-mail address

Submitted by Emily Moreno on Mon, 11/01/2021 - 18:15

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in my country, the information from the business cards are the Name, email, phone, address and sometimes the social media of their companies

Submitted by German on Fri, 08/01/2021 - 23:59

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The information that the people have on thier business cards is the name, the company, the profession and the telephone number.

Submitted by ghaila on Fri, 08/01/2021 - 18:08

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There phone number , name and the name of the company

Submitted by abdiaziz matan on Thu, 07/01/2021 - 06:50

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Well, in my country, the business card contains: the company name, address, email and phone number.

Submitted by karinaelizabeth on Wed, 06/01/2021 - 23:29

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In my country business people are accostumed to print in their business card information such as phone numbers, addresses and information about the factory's products

Submitted by leonlo on Wed, 06/01/2021 - 21:27

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Generally in my country business cards have Contact Number Email Adress website Name Name of profession

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sat, 26/12/2020 - 04:13

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In my country business cards contain contact number company name and location that's enough. If any individual business card then he/she include his/her name and position in the company. In my country contact number is the most important consideration in business cards. Usually, a business card about three or four different contact number.

Submitted by May Sabai Phyu on Thu, 24/12/2020 - 15:19

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Name, address and company name Position

Submitted by glen on Sun, 20/12/2020 - 19:47

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Company name, address & contact information ( it includes name and profession).

Submitted by Sadflute07 on Thu, 17/12/2020 - 20:25

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The usually information in the business cards are name position company name phone number email

Submitted by Tatiana barrera on Tue, 15/12/2020 - 14:24

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In my country the basic information that the people do in their business card is: Full name(or name and last name) phone email address Name's job on the company

Submitted by Manal on Tue, 15/12/2020 - 06:27

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well, in my country, the main card having 3 things 1- the name 2- the number 3- name of profession the name to know who is the person, the number to know who is if the name wasn't there, the name of profession is to know where he is working

Submitted by KareB on Thu, 10/12/2020 - 12:53

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In my country our business card has name, e-mail, phone number and actuation area.

Submitted by bexzod on Wed, 09/12/2020 - 11:54

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in our country business card consists of name, adress, email, phone of person. however at the moment these cards are not modern than internet adresses

Submitted by MJH on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 21:20

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Hello. In my country the business card has in the headline the name of the company, then it has the name and job position and contact means.

Submitted by Alex.BC on Tue, 01/12/2020 - 18:40

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- In Russia, business cards contain the name and surname of the owner, company name, position, phone number and email. - In Russia, the name and surname of the owner, company name, position, phone number and email are indicated on the business card. Please, tell me which option is better?

Hello Alex.BC,

In terms of grammar, both sentences are perfectly fine. In terms of style, I think the first version is better as the second one contains a very long subject which may make the sentence harder to follow.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by zabiullah on Mon, 30/11/2020 - 16:40

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I would appreciate your team. In my country every company has their own rules. public company have registered names and departments of empolyees in their cards. but private companies have different aspects. they have registered their names, positions, departments. in my card mentioned my name, my father's name, department as well as the issue date. i think, it might be very helpfull to register the names of empolyee, and the postion of empolyee also surename of staff.

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Mon, 30/11/2020 - 06:43

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In my country ,on business cards main information is name , last name, phone , email ,work name and country where was born.

Submitted by m.someah on Sun, 29/11/2020 - 17:13

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In the majority of cases, business cards in my country give information such as company's name, address, phone number and director's name.

Submitted by Awara Jalal on Sat, 28/11/2020 - 20:16

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In my country the write a Phone number AN email and position and of course their name

Submitted by Sergio1994 on Sat, 28/11/2020 - 15:32

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In my country the business card information contains name, company name, position and phone number

Submitted by David_Tham on Thu, 26/11/2020 - 14:38

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First is a company name, Second is person name with a position. And the phone number with email address.

Submitted by PushpaTrivi on Wed, 25/11/2020 - 09:29

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Firstly details of the company like company logo, who is running the company and there details and contacts.

Submitted by luongpq on Wed, 25/11/2020 - 02:59

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I will describe about my business card. First, In the front of the card . On the top of card is the company's logo. under the logo is your avatar, under your avatar will be your name and your company's name. and at the end is some information about your company. In the back of the card will have personally QR code to check in at the entrance doors.

Submitted by luongpq on Wed, 25/11/2020 - 02:50

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1. I'm from Viet Nam. In my country, i think my name and my company's name are required in my business card. 2. In my country. Business card include my name, information about my company and QR code when I check in at entrance doors or

Submitted by Reham Mohammed on Tue, 24/11/2020 - 13:09

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On the top right of the card will be the logo of the company. In the center will be the name of the person and position, on the bottom will be the phisical address, phone number, email address.

Submitted by Anhi on Tue, 24/11/2020 - 11:45

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its got the department, the company, the name and surname, the title, the direction, the phone number, the website and the email address.

Submitted by menna emad on Sat, 21/11/2020 - 19:03

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in my country, the card's information are first& last name, position, phone number, e-mail, the name and the logo of the company

Submitted by Leokad27 on Wed, 18/11/2020 - 03:56

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In my country , the business cards has the worker's name and the status in the company, also His telephone number and email company

Submitted by _MAHA_ on Sat, 14/11/2020 - 17:45

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in my country the business card information is name email and phone number position on company

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Mon, 09/11/2020 - 16:54

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In my country main information on business card is name , last name, phone number and email.

Submitted by eduagrgu on Thu, 05/11/2020 - 15:25

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the information on the business card in my country displays the name, ID, business, or company name.

Submitted by Kaique Machado on Mon, 02/11/2020 - 23:48

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In my country the business cards have first name, last name, position and company's name on top of the card

Submitted by hilal coşkun on Sat, 31/10/2020 - 08:40

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In my country the business cards include the information company, name, surname, phone number, email, position

Submitted by Victor Hugo Fl… on Thu, 22/10/2020 - 22:32

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generally the information that the business cards contain are name, position, phone number, company address, and email

Submitted by Nurieta on Tue, 20/10/2020 - 15:33

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Hi, in my business card you can find, Company´s name with logo, my name and surname, telephone number, address, e-mail and that´s all. I think my Company, would have to add the information about where the people can find us, Facebook, IG, twitter ...

Submitted by HaithamEqrai on Sun, 18/10/2020 - 12:50

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The most important in the card is a Name, Position, Company, Email, and phone number

Submitted by DEICY on Sun, 11/10/2020 - 15:11

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In My country the Main information in a business card is: Company name, person name, phone number, position in the Company, e-mail.

Submitted by Carlos Cabrera on Mon, 21/09/2020 - 22:47

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In my country the business card information contain: mane, job assignation, name of company, cell number, then number of the office, dress of company, logo and social media(Facebook and Twitter) of company.

Submitted by abdalkreem seaf on Tue, 08/09/2020 - 20:54

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In my country the business cards include company's name , position ,phone numbers , firstname , surname and kind of work