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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Language level

A2 English level (pre-intermediate)

Soumis par Lolah le ven 30/09/2022 - 20:59


I'm happy for joining to this great British council.

Soumis par Swoner84 le jeu 22/09/2022 - 00:56


Hi, I new in it page!!! I want to learn more about english!!

Soumis par katiavel le lun 05/09/2022 - 01:53


I used give information and instructions to my students at university.

Soumis par Rgarcia le mer 24/08/2022 - 16:12


I usually give instructions to my builders or engineers when i need to make especific things in my projects.

Soumis par amal3535 le sam 20/08/2022 - 18:13


i will give some information for beginners in university

Soumis par Nandar Su Hlaing le jeu 18/08/2022 - 09:17


Yes, I have to give informations or instruction to my junior by phone or message for preparing and reporting in time.

Soumis par semaaslan le mar 16/08/2022 - 14:39


I'm a nurse and I usually give information and instruction to my patient, especially when they come our ward for first time. They need to know when they will have their meal and what the treatment time is etc..

Soumis par Siana_if le dim 14/08/2022 - 23:36


I am a teacher, so mostly I give instruction and information about my classes ets)). My students give me information about their knowledge level. My director give me instruction

Soumis par Noval le mar 09/08/2022 - 14:46


I have to give some information about my work progress to my leader.

Soumis par Geydibayona07 le lun 08/08/2022 - 03:33


I am engineer biomedical, I work in a hospital, in the morning I have briefing with coworkers, we talk about medical equipments that requires maintenance.

Soumis par mamalirezaenglish le jeu 04/08/2022 - 14:50


I work in a marketing team as search engine marketer. I usually give instructions to content writers to how write a optimized content and giving them a checklist of tips to help them keep in mind the most crucial information for content creation.

Soumis par vet.dr.muharre… le mer 03/08/2022 - 15:21


the in our job place be briefing at one time of week. At in this briefing usually telling begin times of work. then always drink tea or coffe and eatcake and everyone turn back in work.

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Soumis par nicky62 le jeu 14/07/2022 - 07:08


hi very very good for improving listening i really enjoyed it .tank you

Soumis par karenfonsaa le mer 13/07/2022 - 05:51


I am a Design Coordinator, so I have to give instruction to the programmer, the audiovisual producer and the junior graphic designer according to the different projects we manage in the organization. And I give the information for the status of the projects to the area coordinators every monday in our meeting weekly.

Soumis par badboyzz le ven 17/06/2022 - 09:17


I am working as a physical coach .I usually give instruction to my student and my colleagues.When I go to Improvement Briefing My Coaches give me information.

Soumis par Mohamed Ahmed … le mer 15/06/2022 - 20:34


Actually I become very happy when helping someone, I always help my teammate in our jobs

Soumis par Trinhnee le mar 31/05/2022 - 16:04


can anyone tell me what is the tool to design a website like this?

Soumis par Mariem Elawady le lun 23/05/2022 - 05:18


I'm a junior student , so i usually don't give information and instructions to anyone,but sometimes i give it to my friends to improve themselves more to get high grades

Soumis par Junior Carielo le mer 11/05/2022 - 02:51


Great opportunity for improve my English skill.
Thanks for this material.

Soumis par Youssef Karfouh le lun 25/04/2022 - 13:11


Actually , i don't give informations and instructions to anyone , 'cause i 'm junior web developer so, when i'll be the team leader or project manager i'll give to the team all the informations and instructions they need

Soumis par Bmorales le ven 22/04/2022 - 13:05


I give the briefing to the team everydays, and I should information about the improvements that the head of department indicates

Soumis par kdashlerning le jeu 21/04/2022 - 13:34


i have just already got a new job as coach "boxing strength and conditioning" so before that i had to send Porfolio of me to my boss. After a succeed interview day that i had first task to system programming trainning and send it to marketing team let they make a poster about me as an instructor class.

Soumis par trongbumchiu le ven 15/04/2022 - 00:33


Absolutely yes, actually I'm going on the business trip with my colleagues. And someone that they have a first time to go oversea. Its mean, they're very nervous with the difference culture. So I normally give them information of the country which we arrive and give them instruction of transportation route, the rule when greeting with new one etc

Soumis par Magidaa le sam 19/03/2022 - 06:41


I give instructions to my My sister's children to make the home clean.

Soumis par Kamelbenslimane le dim 20/02/2022 - 13:21


Now I'm working as product manager and I often give information and instructions to the developers in my teams about daily tasks

Soumis par jmajo le mar 01/02/2022 - 11:24


I work in the IT support team at a University and in our team we have to give information and instructions to the students and employees about how to use the different systems and where to find the information they would need. At the start of every week we have a briefing with all our team to plan the tasks for the week and we receive instructions and information from our team leader.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!

Soumis par Ehsan le mar 25/01/2022 - 07:25


in our company, I have to give brief information about things I do to my boss and coworkers.

Soumis par Nihal Y. le dim 23/01/2022 - 21:26


I have to inform my accountant about my income and expenses.

Soumis par Stella Le le mar 11/01/2022 - 16:32


Currently, I'm a assistant so I often give a brief information that i'm doing to my boss

Soumis par ShukurjonPRO le mar 21/12/2021 - 10:03


This was my first listening task with British Council. I really enjoyed from this site. Thanks. Good luck.

Soumis par zehrizer le dim 19/12/2021 - 16:34


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

each person at the hospital has already know their tasks and instructions. it is written in regulation.so ı dont have to give information anyone. however we have a assistant chief physician. he
or she has the authority to check us whether we do our job

Soumis par helgamudanisse90 le mar 23/11/2021 - 15:00


In my formar job as a nutrition officer and responsible for IYCF portfolio I used to give informations and updates to my colleagues about the project I was lead. Since we were working to support the government to combat malnutrition, I used to give some instrutions and tranings to staff members from the government.

Soumis par ANOUAR le ven 19/11/2021 - 10:24


Emmm, actually I really like to give informations and instructions to people

Soumis par dipesh0430 le jeu 18/11/2021 - 04:45


The speaker's voice is not so clear. But the content of the text was really good .

Soumis par LamVanPhuong le sam 13/11/2021 - 08:43


In my work, i have to give information and instruction of work to new members if they have any difficulty about work

Soumis par username le lun 08/11/2021 - 10:49


I have to give information and instraction to my friends about home work.

Soumis par KyawMinThu le sam 30/10/2021 - 15:28


As I am a manager of my work, I have a lot of things to do.Our Company hold a meeting once a week. We are sharing with our members about our work during that time. In my opinion, the success of a company depends on the hardworking of their people. In this week I plan to give some new instructions that will make our team more stronger than before.

Soumis par alice le mer 27/10/2021 - 14:46


In my work, I often give information and give instruction for my co-work to work have a good peformance. Besides, somtimes my work is training new employees so I'll give information and instruction for them that help they can situable with our team.

Soumis par vuhoap le dim 24/10/2021 - 13:57


Now my job is a programmer. Recently, there are some newbie that joined my team. As a long-time employee of the company, so I have to give information and instructions to they can work smoothly in the start time, such as the rules of team, the process or flow of work, the solution suggestion when they have difficulty at a task.

Soumis par gutodarbem le mar 12/10/2021 - 15:09


At my work, I'm use to give information and instructions to my junior cowork. He needs some information to do his job and some instructions to improve his technique