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.

Preparation

Transcript

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 Iker on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 15:51

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It seemed to me that listening has been well understood but there are words that are a little difficult to understand
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 15:38

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Recently I have an evening online briefing with my senior colleagues. We share necessary information including how to use IT and other ideas for some plans.

Submitted by Quốc Toàn on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 16:21

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In my company, I haven't give any instruction to everyone, But opposite , My boss and colleague help me so much, I'm a sales staff, Our company have so much field to attack, now I just change to new field, there are a lot of things to learn, specially for make quotation. I'm so confuse for my career. but also I have many good co-workers, They can support me and accompany with me in the future. Wish all of you are good!

Submitted by S.S on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 15:17

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I think I have to give these about lastest for my parents.

Submitted by Muniba shafiq on Wed, 15/04/2020 - 19:54

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Hello My mother gave me some information and instruction about homecleanliness and breakfast. And also brief me about whole day activities which i have to do in the day.

Submitted by Miri am on Sun, 12/04/2020 - 16:40

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I think that information may give everyone, that know exactly the subject. But the instruction may give someone that has authority above other.

Hello Hosam Mohamed,

Yes, that is correct.

You can check the answers yourself to all of the tasks on LearnEnglish. Enter your answers by clicking on each word and then clicking on its correct place. Once you have entered all your answers, scroll down to the bottom of the task and you will see a button marked 'Finish'. Click this and then you will be able to click 'Show answers' to see the correct answers.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Hosam Mohamed

You're right in thinking that the word 'replacement' can refer to more than just people. We used the definition that is in the preparation task since it helps understand the listening text on this page.

You might be interested to see the different definitions of 'replacement' in the Cambridge Dictionary (just follow the link). As you will see, there are quite a few.

Thanks for your suggestion!

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team