Changing a meeting time

Listen to two colleagues arranging a meeting to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Transcript

Lucy: Hi, Anna. Do you have a minute to talk about the meeting next Tuesday?

Anna: Sure. We said 11, didn't we?

Lucy: Yeah, we did. But I have a bit of a problem with the time. Would it be possible to move it?

Anna: Oh, I see. We could postpone it to the afternoon, to 1 p.m., for example. Or bring it forward to earlier in the morning. What would suit you?

Lucy: Could we make it 9 o'clock? That would really help me. I have another important meeting in the central office at 12.

Anna: No problem. It's important you're there.

Lucy: Thanks a lot, Anna.

Anna: Do you need help with any preparation? Did you get the agenda I sent out?

Lucy: Yes, I did. And no, that's all fine, thanks. My report is ready and I'm looking forward to presenting it.

Anna: Great.

Lucy: I can tell Sven about the time change. I'll see him later.

Anna: Don't worry about telling Sven. I'll send an email to everyone to confirm the time has changed and with an updated meeting invite.

Lucy: Great. Thanks, Anna.

Anna: OK. I'm happy that works for you. We really need you there and it's good we don't have to cancel it.

Lucy: See you then. Have a good weekend in the meantime.

Anna: You too.

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Average: 4 (4 votes)

Submitted by In on Wed, 10/02/2021 - 08:26

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I don`t have to go to a works meeting. I only go to social meetings for the moment and I organic everything by a phone call or chat.

Submitted by violet_girl on Tue, 09/02/2021 - 19:16

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I have to move a meeting in my office because my colleague always wants me to postpone or bring it forward. after that I must send an email about time changes to all people in the meeting and confirm it again....it isn't easy job:(

Submitted by Sara Kalafat on Sat, 30/01/2021 - 18:00

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i will go to a job meeting tomorrow which will be at 10 am, it has been arranging by the company that i will work with them for

Submitted by German on Wed, 27/01/2021 - 02:16

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I have to go to meeting with my customers whose are weekly and I arrange the meetings when I speak with them and we confirm the date and time.

Submitted by REEEEEEEEEEEEE… on Thu, 07/01/2021 - 08:10

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i'have been forced at school to make this HELP ME

Submitted by Minh on Wed, 06/01/2021 - 19:47

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Well. at this moment I haven't arrange this, but I have organized the events for customers before that was crucial event in my company. If I remembered clearly, these were succeeded. Therefore, my boss was satisfied with me, so I was appreciate the talent person who have ability to handle of works by myself.

Submitted by sevenseas on Sat, 02/01/2021 - 18:16

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At the moment, none. I just write them on my calendar and organize in order of priority,

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Fri, 01/01/2021 - 07:31

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Yes, I'm a student so my meeting with classmates at 1.00 pm on zoom. In this pandemic, the students affect most. His learning and reading has stopped. In India classes close since 1 years.

Submitted by Rabia Syed on Thu, 31/12/2020 - 14:28

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I have a meeting at 11 o'clock about our business Agenda. The will organize on Mobile app. I bear the net problem issues here. So this will having little bit problem for me. Let see How i can manage.

Submitted by fariba on Sun, 27/12/2020 - 08:18

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i take part some meeting and i usually arrange well.