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 najib.oulhouch on Sun, 24/07/2022 - 22:10


In my work, i have to do an online meeting with my supervisors and my customers, i send to them an agenda including zoom/meet link that they have to accept it if they want to enter to meeting.

Submitted by Bmorales on Wed, 25/05/2022 - 12:56


Usually, I have to go to meetings and organize meetings, first establishing the purpose and then the agenda to finally notify by email or calls the place and time of the meeting

Submitted by Andres Cuchimaque on Tue, 26/04/2022 - 22:47


Right now I have not had to attend meetings due to I am working alone, but, when I have to arrange it I use the google calendar a Meet platform.

Submitted by adam simreen on Sat, 09/04/2022 - 11:21


this is very helpful

Submitted by Kamelbenslimane on Thu, 07/04/2022 - 17:40


For me, I work remotely from my home. I usually do meeting with teams platform.

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.