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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A2 English level (pre-intermediate)
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Hello Hosam Mohamed,

Yes, that is correct.

You can check the answers yourself to all of the tasks on LearnEnglish. Enter your answers by clicking on each word and then clicking on its correct place. Once you have entered all your answers, scroll down to the bottom of the task and you will see a button marked 'Finish'. Click this and then you will be able to click 'Show answers' to see the correct answers.



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Hosam Mohamed

You're right in thinking that the word 'replacement' can refer to more than just people. We used the definition that is in the preparation task since it helps understand the listening text on this page.

You might be interested to see the different definitions of 'replacement' in the Cambridge Dictionary (just follow the link). As you will see, there are quite a few.

Thanks for your suggestion!

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, Information can be giving to colleagues, while instructions has to be giving unto subordinates. This briefing will be on improvements and updates. Thanks!
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Hi support team, I can't play all of the recordings in this lesson. Could you help me check it, please?

Hi The Hung,

I'm sorry to hear you're having problems with the audio. I've checked the page and everything is functioning correctly, so I think the problem must be something local. It could be the device you're using or some local security settings, or it could be something related to your local regulatory environment.

I suggest trying to access the page on a different device - something that is not a mobile device, ideally - to see if that helps. Sometimes that can solve the problem.



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everybody. I need to improve my English listening skills to get a good jobs. This course is good for me. Actually I knew all words almost and I can translate it but I can not listen and comprehension it. so I am going to improve my listening skills here. Thanks for your support.
Hi, In the first task there is a question: ” if you arrive first thing in the morning,..” Can you help me to understand that? Another question: Again in task one: “ there is no parking after 6:00pm?? I think there is, but it is only for the church visitors Thx
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Subido por Kirk el Vie, 13/12/2019 - 11:07

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Hello CharlesDickenes

'first thing' is often used with time words to mean the earliest time in that period of time. So here it means 'early in the morning'.

Yes, church members can park in the car park after 6 p.m., but since the group here are workers at a company near the church, I think it's safe to assume that the question refers to them and not the church members.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Subido por belen2020 el Vie, 24/01/2020 - 22:30

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Hi CharlesDickenes. In the first task, i think that refers if you arrive very early in the morning. And when it says that 'there is no parking after 6:00 pm', it means, how you said, it is only available for the church visitors and not for the staff of the company.
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I have completed the lesson for Morning briefing - preparation. Its really good because it can improve my language and also listening skills.