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.

Transcript

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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Soumis par lean le mar 15/12/2020 - 11:11

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Hello I'd like to say about preparation task. I think "a replacement" isn't a person. It mean an action or condition. So I would write " an action or condition as a result somebody or something will take the place of another one ". Pls correct me if I'm wrong :-)))
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Soumis par Jonathan R le mar 15/12/2020 - 15:24

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Hi lean,

A replacement can be an action, but it can be a person as well :) 

The Cambridge Dictionary's third definition is: "someone who does a job instead of someone else", and that's the meaning here.

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par Emma_Torres175 le mer 09/12/2020 - 19:46

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Well, when my parents arrive I have to inform them of what I did all day, for example I did my homework at 10am.

Soumis par fofanaML le dim 06/12/2020 - 22:11

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I have to give information on the progress of the monitoring of my activity to my teacher to better see how I am progressing in my learning..

Soumis par anettochka le mer 02/12/2020 - 09:10

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I have to give information about my work progress to my boss. Moreover, I volunteered to white an instructions about developing, monitoring and deployment for my work group.

Soumis par Sergio1994 le dim 29/11/2020 - 17:03

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the difference of instructions and giving information, I didnt understand too much, but I did the exercise three more times and I understood

Soumis par Davrbek le sam 28/11/2020 - 11:04

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It`s so much and It`s very very benefictally to me

Soumis par Roya le mar 24/11/2020 - 08:16

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when I worked as a receptionist at a dental clinic,our manager gave us the changes of information and instructions everyday.She behaved so tough and didn't understand her employees. She's made the stressful environment.

Soumis par cocof1b2 le sam 07/11/2020 - 14:26

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Sometimes, I have to give information and instructions to workmates, if your manager ask to do sometings, just to do it , don't worry about it is wrong or right.

Soumis par yusra le mer 28/10/2020 - 05:11

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Our instructor at University gives us some information and instruction on the discussion assignment. That information and instruction about when we should complete our assignment and what we should write in it.

Soumis par Pola le dim 25/10/2020 - 16:42

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When I was working the sales manager at duty free I gave more information and instructions for beginners at work so I everyday I had been directing for keeping this work in a best .

Soumis par Dong le dim 25/10/2020 - 01:57

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hello. May I ask a question? I see the answer of question 5 in Tast 1 is that True. “ There will be no parking after 6 p.m.”. I though it is false since I've only heard "church's car park" will be use after 6 pm. Does it mean the other one that small car park on Brown Street still can park their car ?

Hello Dong,

I think you are right about this. As you say, these people cannot use the church car park after 6 p.m., but the small car park on Brown Street should still be available.

I've made a note for us to fix this. Thanks very much for taking the time to point this out to us, and I'm sorry for the confusion!

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par lyn38082 le mer 21/10/2020 - 13:33

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I gave some information and instruction for my class. At my team's presentation, I give some information about our environment which is polluted and then I give some solution about the matter to protect our life.
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Soumis par Ana Luisa Sanc… le mar 20/10/2020 - 23:50

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Every day , I have to give some information, because I am a consultant of some process solutions, especific in IT solutions. and regulary I receipt the instructions for what I have to do at programming level.

Soumis par GhazalQadriRazvi le lun 19/10/2020 - 22:43

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As a teacher I give instructions to my students about the lesson plans everyday and I also get tha information and instructions from the Head Teacher as well

Soumis par Ruby le sam 17/10/2020 - 08:25

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All of us everyday giving instruction or/and information to someone. I hope I will give instructions to my employees in mine company in the future :)

Soumis par Mostafa ahmed le sam 17/10/2020 - 01:12

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I wish I can be ahead master in my company after few month it's good feel to give information and instruction to the co-work whose work below you

Soumis par Ugulhan le jeu 15/10/2020 - 08:29

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I wish that I would be a leader as a technical writer department, and then I would give some instructions to my co-workers in team.

Soumis par Moon Wathan le lun 12/10/2020 - 07:11

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As I am a teacher, I always give the instruction to my children such as sit down nicely, be quiet, listen carefully, listen to me. After that I often give the information them about the exam or taking something from your home etc.....

Soumis par Cavadova le sam 10/10/2020 - 12:22

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I understand but I do not understand how this will help me?

Hello Cavadova,

The idea behinds the discussion questions is that they give an chance to practise using English, especially if you try to have an online 'conversation' with other users.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

 

Hello Thet Tun Oo,

I would suggest you read the transcript while you listen. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to ask us for help here.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par habibao.medo le sam 03/10/2020 - 20:35

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I give instructions to my brothers, about how to clean the house when i am going out that the last thing i remember

Soumis par learningenglish le dim 27/09/2020 - 11:36

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Hi, this is Badr. I am having a bit of trouble in attempting the task 2. As you can see, there are six phrases given and we are required to put the phrases in accordance with the spaces given below. At one time, I can only put two phrases in each of the spaces, and then there is the option of finish the task. My question is how can I solve other remaining phrases?

Hello Badr,

When you want to add another sentence to a group, you have to click or press on the small white hand at the side of the words already in the box. If you don't do this, then the new words will stay but the old words will disappear from the box.

It's a little difficult to explain, so please let me know if you'd like me to explain it again.

Hope this helps.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par Thinthinmyoe le mer 23/09/2020 - 05:36

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Hi, every guys.l cannot search the audio file to listen.Please help me.

Hi Thinthinmyoe,

I assume you mean that you cannot find the audio file. It should be visible as a light grey box between the Preparation and Transcript sections.

If you can't see it then please try accessing the page on a different device, preferably not a mobile device. That may help.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par AfraaMoualla le dim 20/09/2020 - 19:19

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In my position as marketing manger i usually give instructions and information to the team members i responsible to. I brief them about how to complete their tasks perfectly.

Soumis par d'avino rosa le dim 20/09/2020 - 15:53

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I 'm a teacher and I give instructions or information to my students.For example I give them information on school trips , information that will be reported to their parents. The instructions I usually give them are about their homework.
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Soumis par Maha Eltayeb le ven 18/09/2020 - 11:27

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Thank you very much This help me to imrope my languge
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Soumis par shelly le ven 11/09/2020 - 02:40

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Hello, boys and girls. Please be quiet. I have some important information to announce. Before starting I want to congratulate everyone for your one year older, and we are steeping into a new school year. I believe you must be very happy. Well, firstly, we are going to welcome our new friend, Sabina. She will be a member of us from now on. I believe she will be very happy with you all, am I right? Also who want to sit beside her? Thank you, Leven, you always so friendly. The other thing I want to tell you about is we are moving to another building for our next semester study. This means you will have you own table and should act like a primary student. This semester could be considered as a better adaptation for your primary school. Ok, that's it. Hope you are happy everyday here.

Soumis par zozo le jeu 10/09/2020 - 13:25

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i would give instruction to my doughter to keep clean and pack her toys always and the bed time is about 9 p.m wake up early eat healty be kind and don't speak to strangers.

Soumis par HeinHtetKyaw le jeu 27/08/2020 - 17:19

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One of my instructions to give my brother is Please, be discipline in home.

Soumis par biso01 le mar 25/08/2020 - 14:02

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usually i give instructions to my employees in my company for discipline in the company and the instructions are about the smoking, clients treating and the relation between the employees. and i give information to employees also to facilitate their duties and i give information to my clients about my products and its advantages.

Soumis par Mati le mer 19/08/2020 - 06:01

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This listening look like easy task, so sir is your site update, if it is updating in how long you are updating the listening part?

Hi Mati,

Yes, this is quite a new listening page. This listening is at A2 (pre-intermediate) level, so you might like to try a higher level (B1 or higher) to find the right difficulty for you.

Best wishes,

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par syah le mar 18/08/2020 - 14:47

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I usually give information and instruction to my friends in the school when we have group project. I also often give information to my friends about some competitions because some of my friends are very enthusiastic in participating in the competition.

Soumis par MARIANO_HB le mer 12/08/2020 - 01:53

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You usually should give instructions or information when you are a lider or manager for any project frequently.