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 lylarv on Wed, 25/01/2023 - 00:21


Whenever i can, i make summaries before starting an explanation. So when i need to meet with a university workgroup or research team, list the order in which the information or instructions will be presented.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Sun, 22/01/2023 - 18:26


I give information and instructions about work improvements, at the company office to my workfellows.

Submitted by student_w on Thu, 19/01/2023 - 08:25


For example, in a work environment, there could be a visit by external personnel arriving in my company for some deal, such as a presentation, sales contract, coordination or meeting.
Here, someone from them, could ask us about the toilet or the coffee, because they don't know my company's building. They probably just come here for the first time.
In this context, I provide them with information to prevent their loss in the building.

Submitted by Myo Kyaw on Sat, 24/12/2022 - 14:02


I often instruct my son not to go outside without taking my permissions.

Submitted by Abu23 on Mon, 05/12/2022 - 17:15


I give instruction to my daughter about road safety

Submitted by Salsabila Dwi Putri on Wed, 30/11/2022 - 07:28


I'm very thankful to british council

Submitted by Lordreamer on Thu, 17/11/2022 - 17:57


I am a Midwife, I usually give information and instruction to my patients

Submitted by Eman Samir on Sun, 06/11/2022 - 18:26


I own a small cafe so I often give instructions and information to my employees about a change in the prices, a better way to solve a problem or to deal with the guests .

Submitted by Murodjon545 on Tue, 18/10/2022 - 18:06


As a saler and owner of parfum shop I always need to give instuction and information about the product i sell. Cause not everybody nows about parfums and so we have to provide customers with the information needed.