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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Hi maricrus,

Thanks for your kind comment!

To do this task, after you click on one of the sentences, then click the top of the group that it belongs to – on the dark grey bar that says 'Giving information' or 'Giving instructions'.

If you click on a sentence that is already in the group, it will replace that sentence.

Try it and I hope that works.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much for your prompt reply, Jonathan. Perfect! It worked! Best wishes to all of you!

Submitted by Tambur on Mon, 10/08/2020 - 17:46

Good evening! I have to give some information and instruction my children about how to cross road, when they go to school and go to play with other children.

Submitted by DrakonBZ on Sat, 08/08/2020 - 06:06

Usually, I give instructions to my friends during study group in high school. They need to revise the lessons they gained during the year for the final exam of the year. I often give them tips to help them with their studies.

Submitted by Bella29 on Tue, 04/08/2020 - 21:09

I used to give information and instructions to my little son, he will be three years old soon, and starts wondering about the world. I need to answer his questions about different things. Meanwhile, I should give him some instructions about brushing his teeth as well as avoiding accidents.

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.