Changing a meeting time

Changing a meeting time

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

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



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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Submitted by nadyanightingale on Wed, 06/04/2022 - 19:49


I have to go to all the meetings of the school and of my faculty. I like when the meetings are taking place on time and not being postponed or brought forward. I usually accept the meeting invitation in advance. When a meeting is cancelled, I stay at school and do some preparation stuff.

Submitted by Ehsan on Wed, 16/02/2022 - 04:42


I go to our company and organization meetings. some of them are compulsory and I have to go and some of them are optional I can go or not.

Submitted by jmajo on Thu, 03/02/2022 - 12:28


These days most of the meetings I have to go are via zoom platform for my work, most of the times I need to participate in meetings at my work.
Generally our team leader schedule the meeting and send an email invitation once a week and if we can go we need to accept it. If most of the team can't go to the meeting at the day or time scheduled, usually the team leader postpone the meeting to another time or day in the week. Although most of the times we have the meeting, sometimes we need to cancel it because we don't have enough time, the duration of the meeting it's an hour but sometimes could last longer than that.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!

Submitted by ghada abk on Sat, 08/01/2022 - 23:16


I never go to meeting and I did not have a job . Sad sad sad hhhhhh

Submitted by zehrizer on Mon, 20/12/2021 - 19:56


What meetings do you have to go to? How do you arrange them?
there is not meetings that we have to go in normally. if there be a problem with work we decide and arrange a meeting.

Submitted by helgamudanisse90 on Tue, 23/11/2021 - 18:45


Now I dont have to participate or attending any meeting because I am not working. When I was working, I often organized many meetings and also participated in many meetings. Every friday my team used to do fill an excell spreadsheet with what we achieved and the plan for next week. Based on that, it was easy to manage my agenda. Sometimes, we had many unscheduled meetings that was necessary to arranged time to participate.

Submitted by ANOUAR on Tue, 23/11/2021 - 09:27


In the past I was going to meetings in an association that I was a member of, their were alot of members so we were always discussing the meeting time whether we can postpone it to a later time or bring it forward to an earlier time or to move it to another day.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Tue, 16/11/2021 - 08:33


meetings I have to attend it is the store meeting at my workplace and group work in university with my teammate. In such time, I usually have to arrange a reasonable balance between study and work, it is quite difficult.

Submitted by azharbgskr on Mon, 15/11/2021 - 13:13


I have an online meeting with my friends tomorrow that will discuss about civics presentation. Actually, the meeting will be held today, but one of my friends can't attend because he has an urgent business.