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 Emily Mellor le mar 19/05/2020 - 14:12

As I'm a medical student, I often give information and instructions to patients. It includes about the disease conditions they suffer, side effects of drugs they should know, what they should avoid to recover from the disease and changing their lifestyle to become healthy. But I'm not a doctor and just a medical student now. So there are a lot of new things to learn and I have little chance to give information and instructions to patients.
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Soumis par Codjoah le lun 18/05/2020 - 12:05

Hi I used to give informations to my colleagues at work about our duty and tasks in the services and how to introduice some informations to customers. I also gave informations to introduice beneficiaries meeting and gave informations for planning, monitoring and evaluation

Soumis par Zhendong Wang le lun 18/05/2020 - 09:22

This information may be given by leader of team or teacher. they organised this activity, and made a plan for everyone how to prepare this activity.

Soumis par mouna99 le dim 17/05/2020 - 16:12

Sometimes I give informations to my classmates

Soumis par Danii le jeu 14/05/2020 - 15:03

This was very useful and it improved my writing skills!!!
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Soumis par Sergei Baskakov le jeu 14/05/2020 - 13:01

I usually give some instructions to the designer at work. The instuctions relate to the structure of client site pages.

Soumis par sorayajesus le mar 12/05/2020 - 11:59

I weekly give information to my head about my tasks, because she have to introduce to our company. I sometimes give instructions to my husband about how to buy fruits and vegetables.

Soumis par Fatemeh.Najafzadeh le ven 08/05/2020 - 01:33

I usually give instruction to my husband when I want to leave home for a few hours and my husband should mind our baby.

Soumis par facuabel le mer 06/05/2020 - 16:25

that information is for the team work. i thinks they work in a projects together in the city center or they work in a company. so, the message will be for all company.

Soumis par Angelika Angie le dim 03/05/2020 - 15:16

Hi Everyone, As a reception supervisor every day I have to give the instruction and information to my colleagues and customer. Usually, the information is about changing prices, the instructions are about to follow the right procedure.

Soumis par mohabas le jeu 30/04/2020 - 13:10

Although, I haven't any work right now, but if I pretend someone who is a member of organization x, I give daily information and instructions to the senior workers, usually I inform them if theirs any updates about their work, and son on.

Soumis par Hareed90 le dim 26/04/2020 - 11:50

I always give information to my head office when we have to work together in organization. I usually get information and talk with my head office .

Soumis par Yuzana le ven 24/04/2020 - 09:55

I used to give precise information and instructions to my interns because I want to get qualified work.

Soumis par Iker le jeu 23/04/2020 - 15:51

It seemed to me that listening has been well understood but there are words that are a little difficult to understand
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Soumis par Rafaela1 le jeu 23/04/2020 - 15:38

Recently I have an evening online briefing with my senior colleagues. We share necessary information including how to use IT and other ideas for some plans.

Soumis par Quốc Toàn le lun 20/04/2020 - 16:21

In my company, I haven't give any instruction to everyone, But opposite , My boss and colleague help me so much, I'm a sales staff, Our company have so much field to attack, now I just change to new field, there are a lot of things to learn, specially for make quotation. I'm so confuse for my career. but also I have many good co-workers, They can support me and accompany with me in the future. Wish all of you are good!

Soumis par S.S le lun 20/04/2020 - 15:17

I think I have to give these about lastest for my parents.

Soumis par Muniba shafiq le mer 15/04/2020 - 19:54

Hello My mother gave me some information and instruction about homecleanliness and breakfast. And also brief me about whole day activities which i have to do in the day.

Soumis par Miri am le dim 12/04/2020 - 16:40

I think that information may give everyone, that know exactly the subject. But the instruction may give someone that has authority above other.

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

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Soumis par OlaIELTS le ven 03/04/2020 - 14:30

Hi, Information can be giving to colleagues, while instructions has to be giving unto subordinates. This briefing will be on improvements and updates. Thanks!

Soumis par Rasel Mia le ven 03/04/2020 - 11:27

Sometimes my boss give us short briefing about latest informations and instructions.

Soumis par Ane le jeu 02/04/2020 - 15:49

In my work, I need to inform my parents about their children's learning progress.

Soumis par nguyenminhphuc le mer 01/04/2020 - 15:29

as instructed by the government we have to go directly to work done drinking and walking around and another you should stay at home

Soumis par devita kurnia le mar 31/03/2020 - 15:24

i give information to my friends in classroom about give task from my teacher.

Soumis par ezzadin le jeu 26/03/2020 - 05:12

I'm a teacher. I sometimes give information and instructions to my students at the same time. For information, I say '' you should .....". and for instructions I use " I use imperative accent "

Soumis par Grazia le lun 23/03/2020 - 14:39

Every day I give informations to our clients about the delivery of their orders: delivrry time and day and invoice amount.

Soumis par Khin Nyein Chan le lun 23/03/2020 - 13:56

Should be wash hand every time and don't touch mouth , nose and eyes with hand in this time and if can be,have to stay at home.

Soumis par Eswar le mar 17/03/2020 - 16:51

Yes,I Would like to give the instruction to My friend Regarding Final Exams On April How to achieve Good Marks.

Soumis par Wan Wan le dim 15/03/2020 - 07:22

I sometimes give a short briefing to my friends about the upcoming exam.

Soumis par s4lemm le mar 03/03/2020 - 17:35

In my work I have to give information for my colleagues about legal procedures at the university.

Soumis par Giahaitruong le lun 02/03/2020 - 14:02

Before an exam. I had to give information and instructions to my friends. We revised the lectures of the subject and at least we cuold pass the exam.

Soumis par Talha Munir le mar 25/02/2020 - 19:20

My coach daily gives us instructions about football game, he always circled the students and gives short briefing about how to play and what stategy will be today is.

Soumis par pintoju le jeu 20/02/2020 - 12:10

Hi, I suggest writing the last sentence of your text in this way: "After that, the operator must report this fault to the dispatch control center". I think the rest of the text is great!

Soumis par Ho. Eh le jeu 06/02/2020 - 10:52

I'm working in substation power of high voltage. When the faulire occur in the transmission power system such as short circuit, voltage collapse and etc, the security system in the substation run automatically fast. In that time, the operator have to write the fault apparenced on the indication system. After that operator must do report this fail to dispatching control center.(Thank you for pointing out the errors in this text)
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Soumis par ILYES le dim 02/02/2020 - 21:26

An employer at a bakery , I give the information every single day

Soumis par Imgenn Imgenn le ven 24/01/2020 - 18:48

I work as a Chief Projects Engineer in a engineering company. And my duties include to give information and instruction to my subordinates. As rule I do the monitoring all stages of designing progress and give information about that step by step.

Soumis par MaryaSun le jeu 23/01/2020 - 13:35

sometimes I give instructions and information to my friends and colleagues. sometimes I know more about some topics, so I give them these information

Soumis par quyenquyen87 le mar 14/01/2020 - 08:18

I must provide information and some instructions to group members on the steps for implementing recyclable material collection.

Soumis par Dariusz le sam 11/01/2020 - 17:33

I don't have to give information and instructions anyone except my son.

Soumis par shahhoseini le sam 11/01/2020 - 10:25

I give some required information to my coworkers and have to do instructions from my boss.

Soumis par The Hung le sam 11/01/2020 - 06:25

Hi support team, I can't play all of the recordings in this lesson. Could you help me check it, please?