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 badboyzz on Fri, 17/06/2022 - 09:17


I am working as a physical coach .I usually give instruction to my student and my colleagues.When I go to Improvement Briefing My Coaches give me information.

Submitted by Mohamed Ahmed … on Wed, 15/06/2022 - 20:34


Actually I become very happy when helping someone, I always help my teammate in our jobs

Submitted by Muhammad Al farizi on Sat, 04/06/2022 - 03:15


it is extraordinary

Submitted by Trinhnee on Tue, 31/05/2022 - 16:04


can anyone tell me what is the tool to design a website like this?

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Submitted by Mariem Elawady on Mon, 23/05/2022 - 05:18


I'm a junior student , so i usually don't give information and instructions to anyone,but sometimes i give it to my friends to improve themselves more to get high grades

Submitted by Junior Carielo on Wed, 11/05/2022 - 02:51


Great opportunity for improve my English skill.
Thanks for this material.

Submitted by Youssef Karfouh on Mon, 25/04/2022 - 13:11


Actually , i don't give informations and instructions to anyone , 'cause i 'm junior web developer so, when i'll be the team leader or project manager i'll give to the team all the informations and instructions they need

Submitted by Bmorales on Fri, 22/04/2022 - 13:05


I give the briefing to the team everydays, and I should information about the improvements that the head of department indicates

Submitted by kdashlerning on Thu, 21/04/2022 - 13:34


i have just already got a new job as coach "boxing strength and conditioning" so before that i had to send Porfolio of me to my boss. After a succeed interview day that i had first task to system programming trainning and send it to marketing team let they make a poster about me as an instructor class.

Submitted by trongbumchiu on Fri, 15/04/2022 - 00:33


Absolutely yes, actually I'm going on the business trip with my colleagues. And someone that they have a first time to go oversea. Its mean, they're very nervous with the difference culture. So I normally give them information of the country which we arrive and give them instruction of transportation route, the rule when greeting with new one etc

Submitted by Magidaa on Sat, 19/03/2022 - 06:41


I give instructions to my My sister's children to make the home clean.

Submitted by Kamelbenslimane on Sun, 20/02/2022 - 13:21


Now I'm working as product manager and I often give information and instructions to the developers in my teams about daily tasks

Submitted by jmajo on Tue, 01/02/2022 - 11:24


I work in the IT support team at a University and in our team we have to give information and instructions to the students and employees about how to use the different systems and where to find the information they would need. At the start of every week we have a briefing with all our team to plan the tasks for the week and we receive instructions and information from our team leader.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 25/01/2022 - 07:25


in our company, I have to give brief information about things I do to my boss and coworkers.

Submitted by Nihal Y. on Sun, 23/01/2022 - 21:26


I have to inform my accountant about my income and expenses.

Submitted by Stella Le on Tue, 11/01/2022 - 16:32


Currently, I'm a assistant so I often give a brief information that i'm doing to my boss

Submitted by ShukurjonPRO on Tue, 21/12/2021 - 10:03


This was my first listening task with British Council. I really enjoyed from this site. Thanks. Good luck.

Submitted by zehrizer on Sun, 19/12/2021 - 16:34


Who do you have to give information and instructions to? What about?

each person at the hospital has already know their tasks and instructions. it is written in regulation.so ı dont have to give information anyone. however we have a assistant chief physician. he
or she has the authority to check us whether we do our job

Submitted by helgamudanisse90 on Tue, 23/11/2021 - 15:00


In my formar job as a nutrition officer and responsible for IYCF portfolio I used to give informations and updates to my colleagues about the project I was lead. Since we were working to support the government to combat malnutrition, I used to give some instrutions and tranings to staff members from the government.

Submitted by ANOUAR on Fri, 19/11/2021 - 10:24


Emmm, actually I really like to give informations and instructions to people

Submitted by dipesh0430 on Thu, 18/11/2021 - 04:45


The speaker's voice is not so clear. But the content of the text was really good .

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Sat, 13/11/2021 - 08:43


In my work, i have to give information and instruction of work to new members if they have any difficulty about work

Submitted by username on Mon, 08/11/2021 - 10:49


I have to give information and instraction to my friends about home work.

Submitted by Varsam on Tue, 02/11/2021 - 14:19


Thank you for this free lesson 

Submitted by KyawMinThu on Sat, 30/10/2021 - 15:28


As I am a manager of my work, I have a lot of things to do.Our Company hold a meeting once a week. We are sharing with our members about our work during that time. In my opinion, the success of a company depends on the hardworking of their people. In this week I plan to give some new instructions that will make our team more stronger than before.

Submitted by alice on Wed, 27/10/2021 - 14:46


In my work, I often give information and give instruction for my co-work to work have a good peformance. Besides, somtimes my work is training new employees so I'll give information and instruction for them that help they can situable with our team.

Submitted by vuhoap on Sun, 24/10/2021 - 13:57


Now my job is a programmer. Recently, there are some newbie that joined my team. As a long-time employee of the company, so I have to give information and instructions to they can work smoothly in the start time, such as the rules of team, the process or flow of work, the solution suggestion when they have difficulty at a task.

Submitted by gutodarbem on Tue, 12/10/2021 - 15:09


At my work, I'm use to give information and instructions to my junior cowork. He needs some information to do his job and some instructions to improve his technique

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Wed, 06/10/2021 - 00:58


Hi, I give information to my juniors and tell them how to work, how to live, always be positive. I'm a student. When I do job then I give instructions to my juniors.

Submitted by snoops on Mon, 04/10/2021 - 19:12


hi everyone,
I used to get information from my workmate. I've heard them and I've exchanged my opinion about that

Submitted by Amer Ha on Thu, 30/09/2021 - 01:39


I usually give the information and instructions to my younger brother about eating more quickly

Submitted by tvkien on Sun, 22/08/2021 - 10:40

Well, last Friday is last day I work for Titan company. Before leaving, I must to collect all information that I know and transfer for my coworkers. And also I give the instructions for them to use and understand the document and guide to work with what I experienced.

Submitted by Elías Amitai on Tue, 10/08/2021 - 18:18

I work as Social Event Organizer. I'm not the owner of the company but I'm a sort of boss. My job consists in make sure the social event ( e.g. weeding, birthday, anniversary etc.) has everything it needs to take place, such as audio, lights, furniture and stuff like that. So yes, when i work i have to give instructions to many people, like the audio staff, the waiters, the chefs etc. And the briefing in this listening exercise is pretty similar to the one, my work team and I have, before each event we are going to work in. My boss usually gives me general instructions and then I communicate them to my team in the briefing.
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Submitted by PuenteD on Thu, 29/07/2021 - 18:38

Because I'm teacher, normally I receive instruction directly from the head director, and the information from the chemistry team or secretary.

Submitted by Arteaga29 on Sat, 10/07/2021 - 05:04

Most all the time I receive instructions from many people like my boss, coworkers, teachers, family, etc. So I’m used to it.

Submitted by mariadanielale… on Sun, 04/07/2021 - 20:09

Hello!! I give information and instructions to my children. About to do their homework, make their bed every morning and stop to play with the video games. Hhhh

Submitted by Begin81 on Thu, 24/06/2021 - 08:24

Hi everyone, every week I always have briefing with my colleagues about work's to be done today. Sometime they giver me some method solving situation good! Thanks my coworker!

Submitted by PeterG on Tue, 22/06/2021 - 00:26

I don't have anybody to give me information or instructions like a boss, 'cause I don't work yet. However, in this case I could mention my teachers because they give me homework all the time! It's so exhausting and boring!

Submitted by amola on Wed, 26/05/2021 - 14:35

To be honest I don't have anybody or coworkers to give instructions or informations for ,but some times inside my house I give and put some instructions brothers to avoid dirt house hhhhhh^-^

Submitted by Marilyncc on Mon, 17/05/2021 - 21:26

I give a brief information about my progress and how I'm doing the project to my boss
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Submitted by Seerin on Fri, 14/05/2021 - 11:49

At my job i give instructions to my colleague when i leaving to home regarding what are all the tasks are done and need to be done.

Submitted by Brona on Fri, 14/05/2021 - 10:00

Well, in my workplace I usually would pass on important information to the person the information is relevant. So it could be the boss, colleagues or just someone working in the office building. And I think instructions you would give when necessary to your colleagues or subordinates. It could be on something that we are working together for.

Submitted by Samqaid on Tue, 11/05/2021 - 22:24

At my current job, i will be clear and give and conduct a security briefing to the newly employees about threats and risks which could may affect to UN personnel, assets and it’s operations. Assisting to provide on advice about security assessment to DO in order to make informed decisions. Write weakly report to my supervisor about security updates and accidents or any occurance

Submitted by Samqaid on Tue, 11/05/2021 - 22:18

Hello Everyone, I'm a security assistant in Hadiadah city. I welcome you all. As you know, it is part of my tasks and duties. i have to give a short briefing to new staff who recently appointed at this office. i will conduct a security and safety briefing. Firstly, i will give you brief summary about security situation in the area. the security situation is ongoing worse because of arm conflict between the groups. i have three more points about this issues: You should know what security situation is in the ROA. You should adhere by security policies and comply with security plan. You should adhere by fire and safety regulations when you are on a mission . Don't talk about religious and political issues and you must wear the suitable dress according to culture structure. You should wear a seatbelt when you are a field visit. Secondly, if you face any challenges or danger, You should contact with security focal point to provide the support and assistance. Sorry for that. Your life and your safety is first priority for us and our responsibilities. Okey. That is it. Are there any question?

Submitted by karinaelizabeth on Wed, 05/05/2021 - 17:48

I'm a teacher so when I have to geve some intructions to my students I have to be clear so that they can accomplish their task well.

Submitted by Veronikka on Thu, 15/04/2021 - 01:39

I give some information to my boss, when I explain the progress of the project. Also, I give some instructions to my colleagues when we have work meetings.