My First Team Leader

A young English woman talks about her first team leader, and how he helped her, when she was a new employee.

Self Study


Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.


The co-worker I remember the most would probably be my first team leader.

I first met him when I was a junior employee, and he kind of acted as a mentor to me.

Also, he gave me a lot of guidance and good advice, he showed me what to do, and what not to do.

Often he would motivate me to be a better worker, and he always made himself available, if I needed any assistance.

Unfortunately, he left my department a couple of years later, but I still remember his kindness and professionalism.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.


  • When did she first meet her team leader and what was his role?
  • Why did she like him?
  • Does she still work with him?


She first met him when she was a new employee and he acted as a mentor to her.

He gave her a lot of guidance and good advice. He also motivated her and was always happy to assist her.

No, he moved to a different department.