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 MERCUSYS_DE52 on Tue, 29/09/2020 - 09:11

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Submitted by learningenglish on Sun, 27/09/2020 - 11:36

Hi, this is Badr. I am having a bit of trouble in attempting the task 2. As you can see, there are six phrases given and we are required to put the phrases in accordance with the spaces given below. At one time, I can only put two phrases in each of the spaces, and then there is the option of finish the task. My question is how can I solve other remaining phrases?

Hello Badr,

When you want to add another sentence to a group, you have to click or press on the small white hand at the side of the words already in the box. If you don't do this, then the new words will stay but the old words will disappear from the box.

It's a little difficult to explain, so please let me know if you'd like me to explain it again.

Hope this helps.

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Thinthinmyoe on Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:36

Hi, every guys.l cannot search the audio file to listen.Please help me.

Hi Thinthinmyoe,

I assume you mean that you cannot find the audio file. It should be visible as a light grey box between the Preparation and Transcript sections.

If you can't see it then please try accessing the page on a different device, preferably not a mobile device. That may help.



The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by AfraaMoualla on Sun, 20/09/2020 - 19:19

In my position as marketing manger i usually give instructions and information to the team members i responsible to. I brief them about how to complete their tasks perfectly.

Submitted by d'avino rosa on Sun, 20/09/2020 - 15:53

I 'm a teacher and I give instructions or information to my students.For example I give them information on school trips , information that will be reported to their parents. The instructions I usually give them are about their homework.
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Submitted by Maha Eltayeb on Fri, 18/09/2020 - 11:27

Thank you very much This help me to imrope my languge
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Submitted by shelly on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 02:40

Hello, boys and girls. Please be quiet. I have some important information to announce. Before starting I want to congratulate everyone for your one year older, and we are steeping into a new school year. I believe you must be very happy. Well, firstly, we are going to welcome our new friend, Sabina. She will be a member of us from now on. I believe she will be very happy with you all, am I right? Also who want to sit beside her? Thank you, Leven, you always so friendly. The other thing I want to tell you about is we are moving to another building for our next semester study. This means you will have you own table and should act like a primary student. This semester could be considered as a better adaptation for your primary school. Ok, that's it. Hope you are happy everyday here.