Changing a meeting time

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

Instructions

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

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 Heba1234 on Sun, 29/03/2020 - 06:17

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as usual with teachers they have meetings with their head of the department, so every Sunday I have a meeting with my head and we can say also with my management about how they can arrange these meetings just they by sending emails or by sending messages n what's app group that's it

Submitted by Ginapepa on Wed, 25/03/2020 - 21:10

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I going to set a meeting up with all my clients. it would be through Skype because all this situation going on. The meeting will be around at 9:00. I already did the agenda and Just I need sent it out.

Submitted by Eswar on Tue, 17/03/2020 - 17:42

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Only Meetings I go with My friends.that meetings are only in weekends.So everyone gathers. at that time we decide where should we go for dinner or lunch depends on That we will move forward

Submitted by Nourhhhan on Mon, 16/03/2020 - 00:53

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Hello Can I chat with someone who speak English well cause I want to improve my skills!?
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Submitted by Kirk on Mon, 16/03/2020 - 07:01

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Hello Nourhhhan

It's a great idea to chat with someone to improve your English. You're certainly welcome to chat with someone here in the comments.

I'm afraid, however, that our House rules prohibit users from sharing personal information such as phone numbers or email addresses. This is for legal reasons.

Sorry!

All the best

Kirk

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Submitted by Giahaitruong on Wed, 04/03/2020 - 05:53

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Last month, I had a meeting with my english consultant. First time, we prepared meet on Monday but in that morning and afternoon she had to meet her boss so we had to postpone it in morning the day after. Finally the meeting was successful and I could feel relaxed to go to Tet holiday.

Submitted by MaryaSun on Thu, 23/01/2020 - 14:57

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i have rarely job meeting. Last tuesday i should have met my friend at 2pm but, suddenly, i couldn't meet her. The afternoon before i received a call about a job meeting for the day after at 2pm. i ask at the person who has called me if we can postpone the meeting or move it. But she told me that my request was impossible to accept. I was saddend. i telephoned my friend and cancel our meeting,so.