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Office party planning

Listen to the conversation with an event planner to practise and improve your listening skills.

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



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


I think it was last month when I discussed a problem with my colleagues on a phone. Talking is quicker and easier than sending emails. ;)

Dear team.
From lesson Above.
'to source' means to find or locate something.
The other:
to source:to get something, especially products or materials, from a particular place:
The question:
Which one the true???
Thank you very much for your answer

Hi fahri,

Both of these definitions of source are correct. It can mean to get something, or to find out where you can get something. Also, the second definition is a bit more detailed than the first one. It's correct to say that it's usually products or materials that are sourced, in a business context.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much sir

In the last question is ambiguous: when you say "that sounds like it might work", it's like you agree with the idea.

Hello kbravoz,

'That sounds like' + a clause is a very common structure. As you have noticed, it doesn't refer to sounds -- it refers to an idea. 'That sounds like it might work' means something like 'I think it might work'.

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

Last problem I discussed on phone was about my new earbuds I complained to customer service that as I can’t hear clearly with stuff, the Staff was really helpful and respectful so much and they solved my problem by promising to change it as soon as possible.

I realized one argue over telephone speaking. My project team mate was not working as good as me and we had to catch up our schedule. I called him. And I said that if you didnt have any time, you had to quit this project.

Just of recent. I had to made discussion about a problem on phone.

It was a few weeks ago. A friend of mine wanted to study German again, since she started working full-time, as a matter of fact, she didn't have time and the enough money to continue her classes. Unfortunately my sister kept on her virtual classes from university because of the current pandemic and the quarantine as a preventive fact.

My friend started practising German with me from 9 o'clock to 11, however, my sister must attend to virtual classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the same time, and the Internet connection is quite slower than usual at that time.

I explained her that issue and she proposed me to practise earlier, at 5 o'clock. I agree with her and fron that instant on we practise in the afternoon. Hopefully my sister thanked my gesture!