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 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