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 Jonathan R on Tue, 15/12/2020 - 15:24

In reply to by lean


Hi lean,

A replacement can be an action, but it can be a person as well :) 

The Cambridge Dictionary's third definition is: "someone who does a job instead of someone else", and that's the meaning here.


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Emma_Torres175 on Wed, 09/12/2020 - 19:46

Well, when my parents arrive I have to inform them of what I did all day, for example I did my homework at 10am.

Submitted by fofanaML on Sun, 06/12/2020 - 22:11

I have to give information on the progress of the monitoring of my activity to my teacher to better see how I am progressing in my learning..

Submitted by anettochka on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 09:10

I have to give information about my work progress to my boss. Moreover, I volunteered to white an instructions about developing, monitoring and deployment for my work group.

Submitted by Sergio1994 on Sun, 29/11/2020 - 17:03

the difference of instructions and giving information, I didnt understand too much, but I did the exercise three more times and I understood

Submitted by Davrbek on Sat, 28/11/2020 - 11:04

It`s so much and It`s very very benefictally to me

Submitted by Roya on Tue, 24/11/2020 - 08:16

when I worked as a receptionist at a dental clinic,our manager gave us the changes of information and instructions everyday.She behaved so tough and didn't understand her employees. She's made the stressful environment.

Submitted by m-8808736 on Sun, 08/11/2020 - 03:00

Thank you and nice !