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 Yuritzi.Mtz on Wed, 03/04/2024 - 02:57


Hi, my name is Yuritzi

I´m a professional dancer and dance teacher, usually, I teach to children and teenagers. In the dance class, I have to explain the characteristics of the movements, if it´s a dance step fast or slow, high level or low  level, direct or curved, to name a few...

Submitted by y.u.n.u.e on Thu, 21/03/2024 - 03:20


It’s a lesson very interesting for my, because I learn English for first time :)

Submitted by d.aldaye on Wed, 13/03/2024 - 12:04


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

I am not an employee or a head of any position, but I am a member of a kind family, and we all know what does this mean. Every one of us has to do his/her tasks and if anyone forgets to do that spontaneously, I would heed and warn him, saying instructions like fold your duvet/ blanket, tidy up your wardrobe, wash the dishes and glasses. That's is. :))

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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.

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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.