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)

Soumis par Suraj paliwal le mer 06/10/2021 - 00:58


Hi, I give information to my juniors and tell them how to work, how to live, always be positive. I'm a student. When I do job then I give instructions to my juniors.

Soumis par snoops le lun 04/10/2021 - 19:12


hi everyone,
I used to get information from my workmate. I've heard them and I've exchanged my opinion about that

Soumis par Amer Ha le jeu 30/09/2021 - 01:39


I usually give the information and instructions to my younger brother about eating more quickly

Soumis par tvkien le dim 22/08/2021 - 10:40

Well, last Friday is last day I work for Titan company. Before leaving, I must to collect all information that I know and transfer for my coworkers. And also I give the instructions for them to use and understand the document and guide to work with what I experienced.

Soumis par Elías Amitai le mar 10/08/2021 - 18:18

I work as Social Event Organizer. I'm not the owner of the company but I'm a sort of boss. My job consists in make sure the social event ( e.g. weeding, birthday, anniversary etc.) has everything it needs to take place, such as audio, lights, furniture and stuff like that. So yes, when i work i have to give instructions to many people, like the audio staff, the waiters, the chefs etc. And the briefing in this listening exercise is pretty similar to the one, my work team and I have, before each event we are going to work in. My boss usually gives me general instructions and then I communicate them to my team in the briefing.
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Soumis par PuenteD le jeu 29/07/2021 - 18:38

Because I'm teacher, normally I receive instruction directly from the head director, and the information from the chemistry team or secretary.

Soumis par Arteaga29 le sam 10/07/2021 - 05:04

Most all the time I receive instructions from many people like my boss, coworkers, teachers, family, etc. So I’m used to it.

Soumis par mariadanielale… le dim 04/07/2021 - 20:09

Hello!! I give information and instructions to my children. About to do their homework, make their bed every morning and stop to play with the video games. Hhhh

Soumis par Begin81 le jeu 24/06/2021 - 08:24

Hi everyone, every week I always have briefing with my colleagues about work's to be done today. Sometime they giver me some method solving situation good! Thanks my coworker!

Soumis par PeterG le mar 22/06/2021 - 00:26

I don't have anybody to give me information or instructions like a boss, 'cause I don't work yet. However, in this case I could mention my teachers because they give me homework all the time! It's so exhausting and boring!

Soumis par amola le mer 26/05/2021 - 14:35

To be honest I don't have anybody or coworkers to give instructions or informations for ,but some times inside my house I give and put some instructions brothers to avoid dirt house hhhhhh^-^

Soumis par Marilyncc le lun 17/05/2021 - 21:26

I give a brief information about my progress and how I'm doing the project to my boss
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Soumis par Seerin le ven 14/05/2021 - 11:49

At my job i give instructions to my colleague when i leaving to home regarding what are all the tasks are done and need to be done.

Soumis par Brona le ven 14/05/2021 - 10:00

Well, in my workplace I usually would pass on important information to the person the information is relevant. So it could be the boss, colleagues or just someone working in the office building. And I think instructions you would give when necessary to your colleagues or subordinates. It could be on something that we are working together for.

Soumis par Samqaid le mar 11/05/2021 - 22:24

At my current job, i will be clear and give and conduct a security briefing to the newly employees about threats and risks which could may affect to UN personnel, assets and it’s operations. Assisting to provide on advice about security assessment to DO in order to make informed decisions. Write weakly report to my supervisor about security updates and accidents or any occurance

Soumis par Samqaid le mar 11/05/2021 - 22:18

Hello Everyone, I'm a security assistant in Hadiadah city. I welcome you all. As you know, it is part of my tasks and duties. i have to give a short briefing to new staff who recently appointed at this office. i will conduct a security and safety briefing. Firstly, i will give you brief summary about security situation in the area. the security situation is ongoing worse because of arm conflict between the groups. i have three more points about this issues: You should know what security situation is in the ROA. You should adhere by security policies and comply with security plan. You should adhere by fire and safety regulations when you are on a mission . Don't talk about religious and political issues and you must wear the suitable dress according to culture structure. You should wear a seatbelt when you are a field visit. Secondly, if you face any challenges or danger, You should contact with security focal point to provide the support and assistance. Sorry for that. Your life and your safety is first priority for us and our responsibilities. Okey. That is it. Are there any question?

Soumis par karinaelizabeth le mer 05/05/2021 - 17:48

I'm a teacher so when I have to geve some intructions to my students I have to be clear so that they can accomplish their task well.

Soumis par Veronikka le jeu 15/04/2021 - 01:39

I give some information to my boss, when I explain the progress of the project. Also, I give some instructions to my colleagues when we have work meetings.

Soumis par Suraj paliwal le dim 11/04/2021 - 04:09

I give information and instructions to my colleagues and friends about study and other many things. When my friends feels any problems then they seek to help by me. I never disappoint freind to help.

Soumis par tvkien le ven 09/04/2021 - 03:41

In my current job, I sometimes give the instruction for my co-worker about solution of their tasks. And I also give the information for my customers if they want to need about our projects

Soumis par Majidaa909 le mer 31/03/2021 - 22:15

In the future I will to give a lot informations and instructions for my family and friends because lam young man new I give informations and introductions in my friends and young brother.

Soumis par MikhailZatopliaev le dim 28/03/2021 - 23:46

Who do you have to give information and instructions to? What about? I have to give instruction to my colleagues, when I went to holidays.

Soumis par TIa vinaka le dim 28/03/2021 - 02:50

I give informations and instructions to my mum for improving her health and anti-aging but she usually doesn't follow.

Soumis par sanazmajidi le mer 24/03/2021 - 09:56

actually I usually don't give information or instructions to anyone because I'm too young to do that and I don't work with people just freelance and for my own. but sometimes I gibe information to my friends or family about daily stuff.

Soumis par Giuliana le lun 15/03/2021 - 16:01

Actually I don't know because i don't work with others people for to give information or instructions but i think i give information for a lot of things of a daily life or intructions for a do something and cook cookies or another thing. But honestly sometimes i receipt more instructions or information than i give. Is a thing that i give and i receipt

Soumis par Aye Thet Pan le mar 02/03/2021 - 16:16

I give information and instructions to my Dad. You must stop smoking and must to do some exercises for your health!

Soumis par vespinosa10 le mar 23/02/2021 - 18:49

In my school when I am the leader I must give the information to my classmates etc.

Soumis par Wevellyn le sam 20/02/2021 - 16:34

Last week I needed to give instructions about my job, because now I'm part of other department and my boss said that I need to give my taks for another people.

Soumis par Almira le ven 19/02/2021 - 14:16

Currently, I am unemployed so I only give my instructions to my pet

Soumis par Syafiqah le jeu 18/02/2021 - 01:23

The question is bit confusing but I can understand it...the question also easy and challenging.

Soumis par kautsar le jeu 04/02/2021 - 08:17

i had given instruction and information to my old high school's friends to go to badminton hall for meeting and playing together since it's been a long time

Soumis par Leila77 le mar 02/02/2021 - 12:54

I have to give information and instructions to my students, as I am a teacher. give them information about the courses and istructions about the exams.

Soumis par senaguner le mar 02/02/2021 - 11:53

I do not work. So I give information and instructions only my children. You should study your lessons. You have to your homework and must go to bed early etc.

Soumis par María_Bucio le lun 01/02/2021 - 17:03

I learn today, how give information! well, it is not dificoult but, the oral comprension is difficoult to me sometimes.

Soumis par Sara Kalafat le ven 29/01/2021 - 14:29

Our team leader in my last job used to give us instructions and information about our performance

Soumis par Dario Heredia le lun 25/01/2021 - 14:20

the contect and the activities are pretty nice thank you i feel be improving my listening skills for further periods

Soumis par German le ven 22/01/2021 - 01:27

I have to give instructions sometimes to my customers and to my team work

Soumis par corina cocco le jeu 21/01/2021 - 13:21

He spoke very clearly, I can understand what he says, although I think I have to learn new vocabulary, i am happy with this page.

Soumis par Ykilic34 le dim 10/01/2021 - 10:14

Good day Can we use ‘successor’ instead of ‘replacement’?
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Soumis par Kirk le dim 10/01/2021 - 13:19

En réponse à par Ykilic34


Hello Ykilic34,

Yes, 'successor' would work well here too. Nice suggestion!

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par Minh le mer 06/01/2021 - 18:36

Well, I want to give information and instruction for my children that they should to go to bed earlier. Because they have to come back school for learning. It's crucial thing that it makes both of us to go to school on time.

Soumis par Suraj paliwal le jeu 31/12/2020 - 07:07

Yes, I give instructions and information to my yougers, teen agers about teaching. My mother gives me instructions a lot. She said," You wake up early in the morning and then go to gym after that you should go school daily.

Soumis par BryanSR le mer 30/12/2020 - 19:46

Hi, everyone my name is Bryan and today I've learned new vocabulary as: Briefing, cames off, usual, and canteen. I hope to learn a lot of important things about English. Thank you and good look to everyone.

Soumis par maharosa le mer 30/12/2020 - 19:17

hi, As I am a manager of a consulting office, i have to give informations to my clients about a new laws and standards. and i give instructions to the emloyees for improving the work

Soumis par mhdoamaral le lun 28/12/2020 - 13:20

At my home, I’m used to give information and instructions to my child, he’s only 2 years old and is learning how to speak. At my work, I’m used to give information about oil market and prices and instructions about how to analyze oil market data using statistical models and data science technics using computer language coding to my coworkers. In the past, I used to give instructions to my younger sister about the things that she was studying at school.