Changing a meeting time

Changing a meeting time

Listen to two colleagues arranging a meeting to practise and improve your listening skills.

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

Preparation

Transcript

Lucy: Hi, Anna. Do you have a minute to talk about the meeting next Tuesday?

Anna: Sure. We said 11, didn't we?

Lucy: Yeah, we did. But I have a bit of a problem with the time. Would it be possible to move it?

Anna: Oh, I see. We could postpone it to the afternoon, to 1 p.m., for example. Or bring it forward to earlier in the morning. What would suit you?

Lucy: Could we make it 9 o'clock? That would really help me. I have another important meeting in the central office at 12.

Anna: No problem. It's important you're there.

Lucy: Thanks a lot, Anna.

Anna: Do you need help with any preparation? Did you get the agenda I sent out?

Lucy: Yes, I did. And no, that's all fine, thanks. My report is ready and I'm looking forward to presenting it.

Anna: Great.

Lucy: I can tell Sven about the time change. I'll see him later.

Anna: Don't worry about telling Sven. I'll send an email to everyone to confirm the time has changed and with an updated meeting invite.

Lucy: Great. Thanks, Anna.

Anna: OK. I'm happy that works for you. We really need you there and it's good we don't have to cancel it.

Lucy: See you then. Have a good weekend in the meantime.

Anna: You too.

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Submitted by OMER O ALHASSAN on Fri, 13/09/2019 - 17:32

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I'm work at IT company. It's have multiple departments and units. I would to move to another department; I'll be going to meeting with department head, he decide I can move or not based on my argument. After accepted, he invite HR to complete process.
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Submitted by Magedelabd on Sat, 24/08/2019 - 17:14

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I have to go to the work meeting . and I have to arrange for discussing the target achievement .

Submitted by Oneiric Sandy on Thu, 01/08/2019 - 05:06

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I had a meeting to translate a passage to English with my team members. First of all, I check the spare time each members had and single out one available to everyone. After that, I confirmed a cafe as the meeting place. Then I made out the agenda, as well as what everyone should bring with themslves, sending it together with an invitation to the members. Finishing the meeting, I would diliver instructions and arrangements to the members.

Submitted by ayusisi on Wed, 31/07/2019 - 09:02

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I have a meeting about creating a new product. In this meeting, we told about the background, the purpose and the features for new product.

Submitted by Myat Noe Htke on Mon, 15/07/2019 - 07:45

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When I go to the meeting I will collect informations .

Submitted by Sanda on Mon, 08/07/2019 - 17:20

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Firstly I have to booked a room. I work in a big company and always we have a problems with available rooms. After I found ones, I have to create meeting agenda. Then I have to invite people and send them the agenda. I have to be sure that all the people that I invited will be there. Then I have to prepare. I have to be sure that I have all the materials and equipments that I need ( flipchart, projector).I need to finish the powerpoint presentation and all the reports that I want to present. I'm pretty sure that are more activities, but these are the main activities that came to my mind.

Submitted by frodriw on Sun, 23/06/2019 - 11:14

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My job requires several meetings at the day. If I have to arrange it, first of all I reserve a room when the meeting will happen. Just then I send the invitations to the people should be there on the date and time fixed. Finally, I check all can go.

Submitted by César Árraga on Sat, 15/06/2019 - 15:18

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I have attended student meetings at the university, where we were discussed topics has related to the current situation of university , sport activities, students problems, etc. But, now I participate at academic and family meetings.

Submitted by Wahiba on Fri, 31/05/2019 - 12:33

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I’ll attend to a Mefical Congress holding at Sheraton hotel at Algiers for 03 days , from 26th to 28th June. The program is very interesting , lectures will be given by Algérien and Europeans doctors. The topics will refresh my knowledge and it will be the occasion to meet Colleagues from different towns and discus to gather about professional problems. I look forward to attending.

Submitted by Gustavo Mendez… on Tue, 28/05/2019 - 11:25

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I have to go to sales meetings at the office, most of the time sales meetings and meetings with the production team in order to set dates of production