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 Fatemeh.Najafzadeh on Fri, 08/05/2020 - 01:33

I usually give instruction to my husband when I want to leave home for a few hours and my husband should mind our baby.

Submitted by facuabel on Wed, 06/05/2020 - 16:25

that information is for the team work. i thinks they work in a projects together in the city center or they work in a company. so, the message will be for all company.

Submitted by Angelika Angie on Sun, 03/05/2020 - 15:16

Hi Everyone, As a reception supervisor every day I have to give the instruction and information to my colleagues and customer. Usually, the information is about changing prices, the instructions are about to follow the right procedure.

Submitted by mohabas on Thu, 30/04/2020 - 13:10

Although, I haven't any work right now, but if I pretend someone who is a member of organization x, I give daily information and instructions to the senior workers, usually I inform them if theirs any updates about their work, and son on.

Submitted by Hareed90 on Sun, 26/04/2020 - 11:50

I always give information to my head office when we have to work together in organization. I usually get information and talk with my head office .

Submitted by Yuzana on Fri, 24/04/2020 - 09:55

I used to give precise information and instructions to my interns because I want to get qualified work.

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

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

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

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

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