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?


Worksheet82.21 KB

Language level

Average: 4.5 (301 votes)
Profile picture for user Stellayennipham

Submitted by Stellayennipham on Wed, 13/03/2024 - 06:18



Who do you have to give information and instructions to? What about?

I am a college student and a freelance English tutor. So, I often give information and instructions to my student and my collegemates. If it's my friends who ask me for information or instructions, they are often about college work or studies. As for my student, I often give them any advice or knowledge about English ( mainly English grammar).

Submitted by Wafya20 on Wed, 06/03/2024 - 22:33


Hi everyone 👋

I'm the oldest child in my family ..

And I usecreted to give instructions and orders to my sisters ..

Usually they about housework 😂

Submitted by sweeling on Thu, 22/02/2024 - 05:02


Previously i am worked in a retail shop. Every morning have morning briefing. Normally supervisors will share information and give instructions to staffs. Staffs also welcome to share their opinions especially in customer service.

Submitted by John D on Thu, 25/01/2024 - 00:13


This web site is excellent, easy to use and easy to understand.

Profile picture for user alessandro.it

Submitted by alessandro.it on Sat, 13/01/2024 - 08:00


I sometimes give information about how to reach shops as supermarkets or the chemist's near my workplace to tourists, or instructions about the buses or trains to get on to reach the old town.

Submitted by Jim34 on Tue, 09/01/2024 - 17:19


When I’m walking on the street, sometimes people ask me for directions to a place, so I give them information about how to get there. 

Submitted by R. Przybysz on Thu, 04/01/2024 - 12:59


Hi everyone,

I realy like this web site to learn english. Very easy to use and you can training many skills in one place.

Hi R. Przybysz,

We are so glad to hear that! Thank you and we hope you continue to enjoy learning English here.


LearnEnglish team

Also me, I like this web site to listening test. It’s composed of levels. I pass the A1 and now on level A2.