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 Wan Wan on Sun, 15/03/2020 - 07:22

I sometimes give a short briefing to my friends about the upcoming exam.

Submitted by TranThuyTrang on Tue, 10/03/2020 - 08:17

My office do it one time a month.

Submitted by s4lemm on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 17:35

In my work I have to give information for my colleagues about legal procedures at the university.

Submitted by Giahaitruong on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 14:02

Before an exam. I had to give information and instructions to my friends. We revised the lectures of the subject and at least we cuold pass the exam.

Submitted by Talha Munir on Tue, 25/02/2020 - 19:20

My coach daily gives us instructions about football game, he always circled the students and gives short briefing about how to play and what stategy will be today is.

Submitted by pintoju on Thu, 20/02/2020 - 12:10

Hi, I suggest writing the last sentence of your text in this way: "After that, the operator must report this fault to the dispatch control center". I think the rest of the text is great!

Submitted by Ho. Eh on Thu, 06/02/2020 - 10:52

I'm working in substation power of high voltage. When the faulire occur in the transmission power system such as short circuit, voltage collapse and etc, the security system in the substation run automatically fast. In that time, the operator have to write the fault apparenced on the indication system. After that operator must do report this fail to dispatching control center.(Thank you for pointing out the errors in this text)
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Submitted by ILYES on Sun, 02/02/2020 - 21:26

An employer at a bakery , I give the information every single day

Submitted by Imgenn Imgenn on Fri, 24/01/2020 - 18:48

I work as a Chief Projects Engineer in a engineering company. And my duties include to give information and instruction to my subordinates. As rule I do the monitoring all stages of designing progress and give information about that step by step.

Submitted by MaryaSun on Thu, 23/01/2020 - 13:35

sometimes I give instructions and information to my friends and colleagues. sometimes I know more about some topics, so I give them these information