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

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

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.



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


The LearnEnglish Team

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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 14:30

Hi, Information can be giving to colleagues, while instructions has to be giving unto subordinates. This briefing will be on improvements and updates. Thanks!

Submitted by Rasel Mia on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 11:27

Sometimes my boss give us short briefing about latest informations and instructions.

Submitted by Ane on Thu, 02/04/2020 - 15:49

In my work, I need to inform my parents about their children's learning progress.

Submitted by nguyenminhphuc on Wed, 01/04/2020 - 15:29

as instructed by the government we have to go directly to work done drinking and walking around and another you should stay at home