American English Conversation: Lesson 68

DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogues below in English, then translate them and read them in your primary language (if needed). You’re encouraged to read these dialogues with your teacher, tutor, colleagues, family, and friends to practice and improve your American English even further.

Topic: New Job

Dialogue 1

Sarah: Hi, I’m Sarah. You must be the new guy?
Jack: Yes, hi. I’m Jack.
Sarah: Welcome to our company. It’s great to have you here! How are you finding your first day so far?
Jack: It’s been good. The manager showed me around and introduced me to some of my colleagues. Everyone seems nice.
Sarah: That’s great. We’re a friendly bunch here. Have you got any training booked in yet?
Jack: Not really. I haven’t received any information on that.
Sarah: Ah, don’t worry about it. You’ll get all the necessary information soon. If there is anything specific that you need help with or want to know more about, just let me know!
Jack: I appreciate that. And how long have you worked here?
Sarah: This is my third year here. Time flies by really fast, as they say!
Jack: Wow, that’s impressive. Seems like a great place to work at.
Sarah: Yeah, it has its perks. We’re a growing company but still manage to maintain a friendly environment.
Jack: Sounds like my kind of company.
Sarah: Great to hear that. So remember – if you’ve got any questions, just come and ask me!

Dialogue 2

Sophie: Congrats on your new job, John! How’s it going so far?
John: Thanks, Sophie. It’s good but a bit overwhelming.
Sophie: I know the feeling. What do you think of the company culture?
John: So far, everyone seems friendly and welcoming. They have a nice office too!
Sophie: That’s great to hear! Have you met your manager yet?
John: Yes, she’s very supportive and helpful. She’s been showing me around and introducing me to my colleagues.
Sophie: Did they give you any training or materials for your job?
John: Yeah, they sent me some materials to read before my first day, and then I had some training sessions with HR.
Sophie: That sounds like an excellent way to start. Do you have a lot of work to do already?
John: Not too much yet. I’m still getting familiar with everything. But I should be working on a few projects soon.
Sophie: Well, let me know if you need any help. And congratulations again on your new job!
John: Thanks, Sophie. I appreciate it.

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