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 Zeinab dirar on Wed, 18/10/2023 - 17:57


Hi everyone, I am Zainab from Sudan, am trying to improve my English language.
As am ahead of the office in work I give information about how projects going and what we are supposed to do, and instructions about the responsibilities of my team and also about how we will work with the community.

Submitted by pikanov on Fri, 13/10/2023 - 02:57


As a parent, I always give information plus instructions to my kids, a daughter, and a boy. With a good rapport, they obey my rules at home and school. Lucky me!

Submitted by April Kyaw on Mon, 09/10/2023 - 16:11


I'm still student so I don't have to instruct anyone.But if there's a group project in my class,and if I'm leader I have to instruct about how should we make powerpoint more interesting and many things.

Submitted by Toan3002 on Mon, 25/09/2023 - 09:20


Occasionally, I have given information and instructions to somebody when they needed it.

Submitted by Ali Mukhtar Rahimi on Wed, 20/09/2023 - 09:42



I am not able to play the audio, however I tried to save the audio but the option is de active.

Hello Ali Mukhtar Rahimi,

I'm sorry for the inconvenience! What kind of device are you using? I ask because I was just able to play the audio and also download it on my computer in the Chrome browser.

If it's still not working for you, I'd suggest you try a different browser and/or device to see if you can get it to work there. If that still doesn't work, please let us know what operating system and browser you're using and I'll see if I can figure something out.

All the best,
LearnEnglish team

Submitted by aliqaisj on Tue, 12/09/2023 - 08:15


Hi, everyone
I have a mobile
How i can save the audio?

Hello aliqaisj,

It depends on what kind of device you have, but I believe if you press the three dots on the right side of the player, there should be an option to save the audio there. If that doesn't work, you could also try holding your finger down on the play button to see if you get an option to save or download.

I'll look into this a bit more and get back to you with what I discover. But if you manage to do it in the meantime, please let us all know how you did it!

Thanks in advance,
LearnEnglish team