A request from your boss

Listen to some requests from a manager to practise and improve your listening skills.


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


Susanne: Hi, Mario. Can you help me prepare some things for the next month?

Mario: OK, sure. What can I help you with?

Susanne: I need to visit the customer in Germany. It's important.

Mario: What can I do to help?

Susanne: Can you send an email to the customer? Ask them when I can visit them next week. Please do this first. It's a priority and very urgent.

Mario: Right. I'll do it today.

Susanne: Thanks. This next task is also important. Can you invite everyone to the next team meeting?

Mario: Yes, I will.

Susanne: But first you need to book a meeting room. After that, please send everyone an email about it.

Mario: Yes, of course.

Susanne: And finally, can you write a short report about our new project? I have to give a presentation to our managers next month. Please do it when you have time – sometime in the next two or three weeks. It's not too urgent.

Mario: Sure, no problem. I can do it this week.

Susanne: There's no hurry. Take your time.


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Submitted by rainrain68 on Sat, 14/01/2023 - 17:35


Yes. There are different things I help my teammates with their work.
Sometimes I review their code and provide my feedback. Sometimes I validate a new change done by a teammate. Occasionally I take over the release and deployment tasks from them when they are busy doing other work.

Submitted by Fssantos on Fri, 13/01/2023 - 14:47


it's good exercise. :)

Submitted by azamatik03 on Fri, 13/01/2023 - 01:30


Depending on the requests and my abilities to help in specific situations I always try to help to others, and I feel very pleasantly when my efforts were helpful to someone that I helped to.

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