English at Work - Introductions

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Can you write about a misunderstanding that you have experienced?

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Listen out for these phrases

I don’t mean to interrupt.
I just wanted to introduce myself.
I’d like to introduce you to…
There’s someone I’d like you to meet…
Have you met…?
I don’t believe we’ve met before.
I don’t think we’ve actually met formally yet.
Pleased to meet you.
Nice to meet you.
It’s a pleasure to meet you.
Very nice to meet you.

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Anna is determined to be friendly with her new colleagues and to make a good impression. Unfortunately, a slight misunderstanding leads her to make an embarrassing mistake.
Listen to the extract below. You may find it difficult, so play back as many times as you wish before looking at the transcript

Here are some of the words and phrases you will hear:

Hello, I don't think we've met - You must be Tom - I've just joined the team - Nice to meet you!-Have you worked here long?
do a deal - a splendid idea - let's get together

Here are some questions about the program.

  1. What's Anna's new job called?
  2. Who is Tom and what's his position?
  3. Why is Tom busy?
  4. Why is Anna working in the kitchen?
  5. What did Anna not understand?
  6. What happened to Anna's food?

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