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 student_w on Mon, 16/01/2023 - 21:56


Usually at work, I am a team player, so that my team and I reach our common company's goal together. For instance, when my workmate and I We are working on some technical report or some company's project, We help each others about these matter for wich we haven't information or We have few background that instead our coworkers has. Furthermore, when my coworker is working in my same company's project and He is late with his timeline, I try help him doing any his activities I Know and Wich would allow him to respect his deadline, before He reporting it to our boss.

Submitted by Mr_Nasri on Mon, 16/01/2023 - 20:08


Yes sometimes I do this to my friends

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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