Changing a meeting time

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

Instructions

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

Transcript

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 Eman Samir on Thu, 10/11/2022 - 12:29

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The type of meetings that I have to go is work meetings . I usually arrange them by checking the agenda to know if the time or date would suit me ., for example I may have a bit of a problem with the the time, then it would be better to ask the manager if it would be possible to bring it forward to an earlier time or postpone it to a later time.I also check the agenda to find out the topics that will be discussed and if I need to prepare something like a report to present or a presentation to give.

Submitted by Ibrahimyousef on Tue, 11/10/2022 - 16:17

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I don't work right now.

Submitted by ashehri on Sun, 09/10/2022 - 05:45

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I have a meeting with my manager in new work. I hope it will be a fruitful meeting

Submitted by mira salim on Tue, 27/09/2022 - 07:38

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lhave a meeting in evening Tuesday.it is about a new job l ,ll work by it

Submitted by semaaslan on Thu, 01/09/2022 - 12:05

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I have meeting with my theraphist this evening. Normally my meeting arrangment is so hard because of my work. But I got this one easily with luck.

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Thu, 18/08/2022 - 11:05

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Actually, I don't have any meeting to attend currently. I f I have a meeting, I make some preparations about agenda, place, time, persons who attend, and to prepare discussion.

Submitted by psntomsk on Thu, 11/08/2022 - 19:34

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I had to do an online-meeting with my partners. I created a zoom link and sent the agenda. But I'll cancel the meeting because I have to go to business trip.

Submitted by Noval on Tue, 09/08/2022 - 15:21

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I have to my compony's meeting

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

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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.