Meeting People in Business


Meeting people in business means we need language for:
• INTRODUCING OURSELVES TO OTHER PEOPLE
May I introduce you to …..? ….. this is ….
How do you do? How do you do?
Do you know …. ? ….. this is ….
Hello. / Hi. Nice to meet you.
Good morning. My name is >>>> I have an appointment to see >>>>
I don’t think we’ve met. I’m ……
Excuse me. Are you Mrs …..? I’m …..
• GETTING INFORMATION ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE & FOREIGN COMPANIES
What’s your name? (What is …)
What nationality are you?
Who do you work for?
Where do you work?
What’s your position in the company?
• DESCRIBING JOBS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
I’m a financial controller. (a/an + job)
an engineer
responsible for
I work for IBM (for + employer)
I’m in marketing (in + type of work)
the chemical business
chemicals
• TALKING ABOUT COUNTRIES AND NATIONALITIES
Where do you come from?
I’m from Greece / I come from U.S.A.
What nationality are you?
Are you Italian? – No, I’m Greek
Where were you born? – I was born in Paris.

Source and exercises

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