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 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.

Submitted by frodriw on Sat, 25/05/2019 - 10:49

At times I give information about a new tool to my team and instructions about how to use it.

Submitted by Wahiba on Fri, 24/05/2019 - 14:33

At home I give information and instructions to my husband and my children. At work I always give information and instructions to my asistante a bout appointements, equipment and calls.
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Submitted by mtalebi on Sat, 18/05/2019 - 06:49

I give information and instructions to students about their courses, homeworks, and exams.

Submitted by Ahmadbassam on Fri, 17/05/2019 - 14:37

Who do you have to give information and instructions to? What about? I give information and instructions for new trainers in my construction project , i tell them instructions of safety and emergency. and how they can deal with labors.

Submitted by Sukumar on Wed, 15/05/2019 - 07:36

Who do you have to give information and instructions to? What about? Normally I give instructions to my team mates. It is about daily target, work progress and reports at various levels.

Submitted by César Árraga on Wed, 15/05/2019 - 02:28

I gave information and instructions to new colleagues that arrived at the company. For example, they needed to learn the working of the lab equipments and I had to explain to them how they turn on, their operations conditions, preparation of samples, the actual development of the tests, etc.