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 lhquang.ump on Tue, 28/02/2023 - 03:23


Thanks British Council for the exercise! I need more to practice my English listening skill.

Submitted by otabakoglu on Mon, 27/02/2023 - 19:50


thank you so much, great listening practice.

Submitted by Mnfonga on Thu, 02/02/2023 - 23:02


Every morning, when i am going to work, i give instructions to my housekeeper before leaving home. I five her instructions about what and how she will have to cook. Also, if there will be an extra work about housework, I would tell her what to do

Submitted by simoninez on Sun, 29/01/2023 - 14:05


I gave information to my classmates to do English homework.

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.