Changing a meeting time

Listen to two colleagues arranging a meeting to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Transcript

Lucy: Hi, Anna. Do you have a minute to talk about the meeting next Tuesday?

Anna: Sure. We said 11, didn't we?

Lucy: Yeah, we did. But I have a bit of a problem with the time. Would it be possible to move it?

Anna: Oh, I see. We could postpone it to the afternoon, to 1 p.m., for example. Or bring it forward to earlier in the morning. What would suit you?

Lucy: Could we make it 9 o'clock? That would really help me. I have another important meeting in the central office at 12.

Anna: No problem. It's important you're there.

Lucy: Thanks a lot, Anna.

Anna: Do you need help with any preparation? Did you get the agenda I sent out?

Lucy: Yes, I did. And no, that's all fine, thanks. My report is ready and I'm looking forward to presenting it.

Anna: Great.

Lucy: I can tell Sven about the time change. I'll see him later.

Anna: Don't worry about telling Sven. I'll send an email to everyone to confirm the time has changed and with an updated meeting invite.

Lucy: Great. Thanks, Anna.

Anna: OK. I'm happy that works for you. We really need you there and it's good we don't have to cancel it.

Lucy: See you then. Have a good weekend in the meantime.

Anna: You too.

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Pre-intermediate: A2

Soumis par tmtri le lun 30/03/2020 - 04:52

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OK in this lesson i have known about some new words and it's useful for my speaking english. Yeah, thanks a lot. i promise to practice my english every single day, this is my challenge to be more better in english

Soumis par Heba1234 le dim 29/03/2020 - 06:17

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as usual with teachers they have meetings with their head of the department, so every Sunday I have a meeting with my head and we can say also with my management about how they can arrange these meetings just they by sending emails or by sending messages n what's app group that's it

Soumis par Ginapepa le mer 25/03/2020 - 21:10

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I going to set a meeting up with all my clients. it would be through Skype because all this situation going on. The meeting will be around at 9:00. I already did the agenda and Just I need sent it out.

Soumis par Eswar le mar 17/03/2020 - 17:42

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Only Meetings I go with My friends.that meetings are only in weekends.So everyone gathers. at that time we decide where should we go for dinner or lunch depends on That we will move forward

Soumis par Nourhhhan le lun 16/03/2020 - 00:53

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Hello Can I chat with someone who speak English well cause I want to improve my skills!?

Soumis par Kirk le lun 16/03/2020 - 07:01

En réponse à par Nourhhhan

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Hello Nourhhhan

It's a great idea to chat with someone to improve your English. You're certainly welcome to chat with someone here in the comments.

I'm afraid, however, that our House rules prohibit users from sharing personal information such as phone numbers or email addresses. This is for legal reasons.

Sorry!

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par jason2295 le lun 09/03/2020 - 21:04

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I have a meeting with some friends from Franch school. Firstly I send a MSN with information and topics we will study, after I accept the meeting and I ask to confirm the place and date. If they have some problem, I suggest to change the metteing, bring forward, cancel or postpone it.

Soumis par pierreab le lun 09/03/2020 - 10:52

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My only meetings that I have to go there, are to see my friends every morning for drink a coffee ... I have been retired for four days...:-)

Soumis par Giahaitruong le mer 04/03/2020 - 05:53

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Last month, I had a meeting with my english consultant. First time, we prepared meet on Monday but in that morning and afternoon she had to meet her boss so we had to postpone it in morning the day after. Finally the meeting was successful and I could feel relaxed to go to Tet holiday.

Soumis par MaryaSun le jeu 23/01/2020 - 14:57

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i have rarely job meeting. Last tuesday i should have met my friend at 2pm but, suddenly, i couldn't meet her. The afternoon before i received a call about a job meeting for the day after at 2pm. i ask at the person who has called me if we can postpone the meeting or move it. But she told me that my request was impossible to accept. I was saddend. i telephoned my friend and cancel our meeting,so.

Soumis par rodrigobasso le mer 22/01/2020 - 17:52

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It is helping me to learn english and improve my listening skills.

Soumis par john098 le jeu 16/01/2020 - 17:33

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hmmm... i'm a freshman. In my university, i was always forced to invite some letters and arts show where is not my things,...!!

Soumis par shahhoseini le mer 15/01/2020 - 06:26

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I had a meeting with my students last week, but I move it to this week on Thursday at 8:30 p.m.

Soumis par Diemquynh9101 le mar 14/01/2020 - 09:29

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I think i need go to meetings like buddy meeting, group discussions or business planning meetings. I can arrange them appropriately for my schedule..

Soumis par Dariusz le ven 10/01/2020 - 01:29

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There are lots of reason to planning meet, but usually my typical meet is go out with my friends or girlfriend. I arrange our meet using my smartphone by sending a messages or ringing.

Soumis par Fredandy le jeu 02/01/2020 - 16:42

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I have a meeting about the activities of the last year. As all meeting, we send an email to all person who have been invited in the meeting. We prepare the agenda and all the documents which are important for the meating (for ex Presentation)

Soumis par doctornada le mer 13/11/2019 - 12:54

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meetings with my patients she was confused about the operation so she aked me if she should do it or not .I decided to meet her in the sea.

Soumis par f.agadr le lun 04/11/2019 - 13:16

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f.agadr Hi everybody On my work place we always have meetings;I have nothing to do about arrangement,I have only to accept or refuse the invitations.

Soumis par Maksmatt le lun 07/10/2019 - 10:50

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Hi everyone, I'm new to the course and this is my first comment. On my workplace we have usually to or three meetings a week, but I have nothing to do with the arrangement.

Soumis par MuhammadAbbas le mar 17/09/2019 - 07:59

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I have completed the following lessons of A morning briefing, An invitation to a party, and Changing a Meeting Time. The level that I chose was Pre Intermdiate A2 Listening

Soumis par OMER O ALHASSAN le ven 13/09/2019 - 17:32

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I'm work at IT company. It's have multiple departments and units. I would to move to another department; I'll be going to meeting with department head, he decide I can move or not based on my argument. After accepted, he invite HR to complete process.

Soumis par Magedelabd le sam 24/08/2019 - 17:14

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I have to go to the work meeting . and I have to arrange for discussing the target achievement .

Soumis par Oneiric Sandy le jeu 01/08/2019 - 05:06

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I had a meeting to translate a passage to English with my team members. First of all, I check the spare time each members had and single out one available to everyone. After that, I confirmed a cafe as the meeting place. Then I made out the agenda, as well as what everyone should bring with themslves, sending it together with an invitation to the members. Finishing the meeting, I would diliver instructions and arrangements to the members.

Soumis par ayusisi le mer 31/07/2019 - 09:02

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I have a meeting about creating a new product. In this meeting, we told about the background, the purpose and the features for new product.

Soumis par Myat Noe Htke le lun 15/07/2019 - 07:45

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When I go to the meeting I will collect informations .

Soumis par Sanda le lun 08/07/2019 - 17:20

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Firstly I have to booked a room. I work in a big company and always we have a problems with available rooms. After I found ones, I have to create meeting agenda. Then I have to invite people and send them the agenda. I have to be sure that all the people that I invited will be there. Then I have to prepare. I have to be sure that I have all the materials and equipments that I need ( flipchart, projector).I need to finish the powerpoint presentation and all the reports that I want to present. I'm pretty sure that are more activities, but these are the main activities that came to my mind.

Soumis par frodriw le dim 23/06/2019 - 11:14

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My job requires several meetings at the day. If I have to arrange it, first of all I reserve a room when the meeting will happen. Just then I send the invitations to the people should be there on the date and time fixed. Finally, I check all can go.

Soumis par César Árraga le sam 15/06/2019 - 15:18

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I have attended student meetings at the university, where we were discussed topics has related to the current situation of university , sport activities, students problems, etc. But, now I participate at academic and family meetings.

Soumis par Wahiba le ven 31/05/2019 - 12:33

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I’ll attend to a Mefical Congress holding at Sheraton hotel at Algiers for 03 days , from 26th to 28th June. The program is very interesting , lectures will be given by Algérien and Europeans doctors. The topics will refresh my knowledge and it will be the occasion to meet Colleagues from different towns and discus to gather about professional problems. I look forward to attending.

Soumis par Gustavo Mendez… le mar 28/05/2019 - 11:25

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I have to go to sales meetings at the office, most of the time sales meetings and meetings with the production team in order to set dates of production

Soumis par cittàutopica le mer 22/05/2019 - 19:16

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My next important meeting will happen in fall, when there will be a gathering for celebrating the fortieth anniversary of our first encounter: indeed we went four colleagues for a short time, but we have kept in touch although we live in different towns.

Soumis par afnan abdullah le dim 19/05/2019 - 23:07

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tommoro i have nice meeting becues i will meet with my sister com from out-country i and my family prepare for big day it will nice day i miss her very much

Soumis par blueroses le ven 03/05/2019 - 04:47

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I have to go to the monthly day-off of my students club every Saturday of the second week. Sometimes I am absent because I go to my hometown and sometimes I go to pagoda to practice meditation. I know that is not right but it's my choice.

Soumis par blacker le lun 29/04/2019 - 14:30

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Well, I had the meeting with my old classmate last weekend after 2 years. Somebody has changed, somebody Married and somebody hasn't changed. But all of us was happy to see age together. We spoke of the university, the diary was reviewed. We played football, card, backgammon, danced. We sat a fire and played guitar and sang old music. Everyone enjoyed this meeting.

Soumis par Sara elyas le sam 27/04/2019 - 19:31

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The meeting I have to go is family meeting, I like meeting because family set together, children play with their relatives children, they meet their grand father and grand mother, aunts, uncles. It's very interesting the family meeting, eating together its friendly and warm.
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