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 Rinaa on Sat, 01/08/2020 - 17:30

I have to give information and instruction to my nephew. He is 6 years old and curious to know everything around. My sister put me on a charge, to help her with her son, because she is fully committed to her job and she asked me if I can spend some of my spare time, helping my nephew learning new things. So every day I give him new information about cartoons, podcasts, toys, fairytales and things that surround us. Also, I give him instruction on how to complete his house chores each day, and how to take care after his teeth.

Submitted by Phan Bao Dung on Wed, 29/07/2020 - 17:55

I have to give information and instructions to my mom about the way she catches the bus from her home to the city center. For young people, this is easy but not for older ones. So I have to instruct her carefully.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Tue, 28/07/2020 - 15:29

Good morning everyone. Last night I was irritated by a mosquito in my room. It is really hard to catch a mosquito, isn't it? Surprisingly enough, my aunt can catch it with just a tip of thumb and index finger. Anyway, my blood seems to be a perfect meal for a mosquito. Watch out at dark, everyone. ;)

Submitted by Hussein Alattas on Tue, 28/07/2020 - 12:56

Giving instructions and informations is so important thing, as a a little brother a don't use to give instructions and informations instead of that they give me. but i often give to my nephews like you have to do this by this way.

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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