A morning briefing

A morning briefing

Listen to a morning briefing to practise and improve your listening skills.

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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 Nobu1230 on Sun, 26/07/2020 - 09:24

I have to give some informations and instructions to my colleague about how to sale our product.One year ago,I moved to marketing department from sales team,so I have to give special opinion from point of view salesstaff to some marketing staffs.

Submitted by FeruzJan Sattarov on Tue, 21/07/2020 - 13:54

Hello! How can I download an audio?

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Submitted by fatfat on Fri, 17/07/2020 - 21:47

I often meet with parent of student and to inform them at school. Also I sometimes instruction my student.
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Submitted by binabood on Tue, 14/07/2020 - 15:34

the audio does not work

Hello binabood,

There is a technical problem with our audio. I'm sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for telling us. We are working on a solution and hopefully the audio will be working soon.

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Submitted by Mohamed Mostafa on Mon, 13/07/2020 - 16:26

Hi, everyone. Usually, the persons who are giving instructions might be president to people, manager to employees, father to offspring, doctor to patients, etc. As the persons who are providing the briefing may be teachers, scientists, or tourist guides.

Submitted by Dastenova Firuza on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 18:11

I often give information and instructions to my tutorial group. According to orders and situations I give information about exams, studying process and instructions about visits to some places and practical work.

Submitted by Maria C on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 14:59

At school sometimes I gave instructions on how to do a job, I started by greeting my classmates and then I indicated step by step what was going to be done and how, listening to their new comments and considering them.

Submitted by IsidroMaria on Fri, 10/07/2020 - 00:47

Hello everybody, yes a give instructions and informations to people who are my patients. I do the whole day because it is somethihg I have to do. Of course I recive informations and instruccions from my directors and collages.