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 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