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 cocof1b2 on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 14:26

Sometimes, I have to give information and instructions to workmates, if your manager ask to do sometings, just to do it , don't worry about it is wrong or right.

Submitted by yusra on Wed, 28/10/2020 - 05:11

Our instructor at University gives us some information and instruction on the discussion assignment. That information and instruction about when we should complete our assignment and what we should write in it.

Submitted by Pola on Sun, 25/10/2020 - 16:42

When I was working the sales manager at duty free I gave more information and instructions for beginners at work so I everyday I had been directing for keeping this work in a best .

Submitted by Dong on Sun, 25/10/2020 - 01:57

hello. May I ask a question? I see the answer of question 5 in Tast 1 is that True. “ There will be no parking after 6 p.m.”. I though it is false since I've only heard "church's car park" will be use after 6 pm. Does it mean the other one that small car park on Brown Street still can park their car ?

Hello Dong,

I think you are right about this. As you say, these people cannot use the church car park after 6 p.m., but the small car park on Brown Street should still be available.

I've made a note for us to fix this. Thanks very much for taking the time to point this out to us, and I'm sorry for the confusion!

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by lyn38082 on Wed, 21/10/2020 - 13:33

I gave some information and instruction for my class. At my team's presentation, I give some information about our environment which is polluted and then I give some solution about the matter to protect our life.
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Submitted by Ana Luisa Sanc… on Tue, 20/10/2020 - 23:50

Every day , I have to give some information, because I am a consultant of some process solutions, especific in IT solutions. and regulary I receipt the instructions for what I have to do at programming level.