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 Mahmoud yassin on Fri, 16/10/2020 - 19:43

its very nice

Submitted by Ugulhan on Thu, 15/10/2020 - 08:29

I wish that I would be a leader as a technical writer department, and then I would give some instructions to my co-workers in team.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Mon, 12/10/2020 - 07:11

As I am a teacher, I always give the instruction to my children such as sit down nicely, be quiet, listen carefully, listen to me. After that I often give the information them about the exam or taking something from your home etc.....

Submitted by Cavadova on Sat, 10/10/2020 - 12:22

I understand but I do not understand how this will help me?

Hello Cavadova,

The idea behinds the discussion questions is that they give an chance to practise using English, especially if you try to have an online 'conversation' with other users.

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team


Submitted by Thet Tun Oo on Tue, 06/10/2020 - 05:47

I don't understand exactly

Hello Thet Tun Oo,

I would suggest you read the transcript while you listen. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to ask us for help here.

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by habibao.medo on Sat, 03/10/2020 - 20:35

I give instructions to my brothers, about how to clean the house when i am going out that the last thing i remember

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

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ez

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?