A morning briefing

A morning briefing

Listen to a morning briefing to practise and improve your listening skills.

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



Hi, everyone. I know you're all busy so I'll keep this briefing quick. I have some important information about a change in the management team. As you already know, our head of department, James Watson, is leaving his position at the end of this week. His replacement is starting at the end of the next month. In the meantime, we'll continue with our projects as usual.

I have two more quick points. Firstly, there will be some improvements made to the staff car park next month for a few weeks. It will be closed during that time.

Don't worry, we've found a solution. We can use the local church car park until our own one is ready. If you arrive before 8.30 a.m., please use our small car park on Brown Street, and if you arrive after that, you should go directly to the church car park. It's only a five-minute walk away. But they need it in the evenings, so you have to leave before 6 p.m. Sorry about that – I know how much you all love working late!

The other thing I wanted to tell you about is that the canteen has now introduced a cashless payment system. So, you can't use cash for payments any more. You can pay directly with your smartphone or you can pay using your company ID card. The total amount put on your company ID card comes off your salary at the end of each month.

OK. That's it? Are there any questions?


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Submitted by Paulo Rodrigo … on Mon, 22/07/2019 - 01:10

Thanks for this lesson, if someone want improve speaking, I'd like to do contact to talking

Submitted by joker on Mon, 15/07/2019 - 21:05

that's good, it helped me very much. thank you.

Submitted by Praveen kumar on Mon, 15/07/2019 - 15:07

I give information what they ask and I am a college class leader I also give instructions where to go and how to do this.
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Submitted by Mostafa Taavoni on Fri, 12/07/2019 - 06:17

I've been working as an expert on electrical instruments in a big copper mine for ten years. Sadly I just have a technician in my group. He became a member of my group five years ago. In the first six months, I taught him everything about technical instructions and information. In this job, everybody has to spend a lot of time and energy to become a sophisticated person.
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Submitted by TramVo on Sun, 07/07/2019 - 05:02

When I received information about my supervisor I give to my colleagues about had any changed, meeting or new system need to apply. I give instructions to my new staff about the standard procedure at work or my younger brother to learning any subject if I knew it clearly.

Submitted by Diana0419 on Fri, 05/07/2019 - 01:58

When we have the issue project meeting to introduce, I will give some necessary pieces of information or instructions to my partner, such as the person who is in charge of the responsibility. Furthermore, I will also give some directions for them to simplify the progress.

Submitted by Kelvin cosmas mushi on Tue, 04/06/2019 - 12:08

This information is great and helpful.

Submitted by Vanesa_01 on Mon, 27/05/2019 - 20:59

Good lesson! Thank you!

Submitted by Setareh on Sun, 26/05/2019 - 11:52

I have to get information and instructions of my manager, he usually keep morning briefing quick; and in some cases he send an email to me.