A request from your boss

Listen to some requests from a manager to practise and improve your listening skills.

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


Susanne: Hi, Mario. Can you help me prepare some things for the next month?

Mario: OK, sure. What can I help you with?

Susanne: I need to visit the customer in Germany. It's important.

Mario: What can I do to help?

Susanne: Can you send an email to the customer? Ask them when I can visit them next week. Please do this first. It's a priority and very urgent.

Mario: Right. I'll do it today.

Susanne: Thanks. This next task is also important. Can you invite everyone to the next team meeting?

Mario: Yes, I will.

Susanne: But first you need to book a meeting room. After that, please send everyone an email about it.

Mario: Yes, of course.

Susanne: And finally, can you write a short report about our new project? I have to give a presentation to our managers next month. Please do it when you have time – sometime in the next two or three weeks. It's not too urgent.

Mario: Sure, no problem. I can do it this week.

Susanne: There's no hurry. Take your time.

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Submitted by trminhphu79 on Mon, 04/07/2022 - 14:59


This is first step to improve my skills english,
I will do that.

Submitted by lyromem on Thu, 30/06/2022 - 19:32


Sometimes I do it. Most of the time I am very busy and in this case I prefer someone to help me. But if someone asks for something or help, I will certainly do it.

Submitted by ab12abc on Sun, 19/06/2022 - 11:39


great, you are made me understand english very well
thank you

Submitted by nqdang3004.ielts on Sat, 18/06/2022 - 03:42


I'm a newbie, but newbie to listening skills. Although i learned English in many years, my listening skills is bad. I hope i can improve it throughout this website.

Submitted by shwelamin on Wed, 08/06/2022 - 15:24


It's really helpful for me as a beginner level, thank you.

Submitted by Acemoglu Daron on Mon, 06/06/2022 - 16:53


it is very simple loool

Submitted by najib.oulhouch on Sat, 04/06/2022 - 00:03


honestly, i'm like help people in many times also different age, in example i help my teams if someone have a problem in his tasks i gave a help and i make a search for him or them, about foreign people sometime if i saw person need help, so i go quickly to put help for any subject.

Submitted by Mm1111 on Wed, 01/06/2022 - 17:10


Yes, I do. For example I help to my new colleage because she doesn´t know many things in the job and I teach her.

Submitted by mohamed moussa on Sun, 29/05/2022 - 15:31


thanks very much

Submitted by Kasseopia on Sun, 29/05/2022 - 13:40


Hi, everyone!
Right. Sometimes it happens. It's a great pleasure to help my colleagues besides it helps to do a good command. I feel a supersonic queen when my help get the other people the best result or probably help to do difficult thing.

Submitted by Sofía02 on Fri, 27/05/2022 - 01:54


Hello. I don´t have a job yet. But i don´t hesitate to help others and i´m willing to explain to them anything i know and they don´t.
At home i help my mom with household duties like cooking, washing and storing clothes.

I believe you will have a good job as soon as possible. The important thing is not to lose faith. Helping your mother at home is in a way a job. I wrote this from google translate. My English is bad :(

oh really? I appreciate your help. I've been learning English for 2 months and I feel that it's pretty difficult. I need somebody who can help me to improve my English

Submitted by AngDor on Thu, 26/05/2022 - 04:34


Yes, when they ask for help I try to help then in everything I can

Submitted by piyasput on Wed, 25/05/2022 - 20:39


Yes, I do when my co-worker ask for help when they are super busy and need some help.

Submitted by nour-sami. on Tue, 24/05/2022 - 23:48


Yes I do , I used to help my family with their works , for example ; i help my mother cooking food also i help my little brother do homework .

Submitted by DanielaVillamizarL on Mon, 23/05/2022 - 14:01


Yes I do, when my coworkers ask me to help I like to explain or teach they anithing that they need know. So it is important for me because they can show me their viewpoint and it permit to do a feeback to the process and what is wrong and need improve or be deleted.

Submitted by wind886 on Mon, 23/05/2022 - 10:19


Yes, but it' rare. Because I'm new.
When I get used to the job. I'll help other people more.

Submitted by farhadwahaj on Sun, 22/05/2022 - 08:51


When I was on the job, I usually helped and cooperated with my manager and with my subordinates. I assisted the manager on field reports, monthly reports, quarterly reports, and annual reports. And always do the task based on their priorities. 

Submitted by MOSAB ABAKAR T… on Sat, 21/05/2022 - 15:28


yeah, actually, personally enjoy helping people if they ask me, and I will give my time to help them know what they ask for

Submitted by josselyngal on Thu, 19/05/2022 - 03:48


I enjoy help other people, when someone ask me for help i just do it, sometimes I teach them how to do the things that they ask me help with

Submitted by Richard_Lemus on Wed, 18/05/2022 - 04:34


this lesson is easy and clearly

Submitted by pitcharat on Tue, 17/05/2022 - 11:09


Yes, of course when sometimes their got a problem or something.

Submitted by Riadou97 on Sat, 14/05/2022 - 11:56


I sometimes help other people with their work. In my job for example, I write E-mails to the customer and the manufacturer, I do phone calls and when it's necessary I visit the customer in his company to have maximum information about his request

Submitted by DR.MOSTAFA201621 on Fri, 13/05/2022 - 00:27


that is good

Submitted by Waleed kasem on Thu, 12/05/2022 - 21:38


this kind of recording is useful.

Submitted by eltabri on Thu, 12/05/2022 - 17:39


yes some times i did the work for others , it kind of helpfulness in circumstances

Submitted by khaled67 on Wed, 11/05/2022 - 18:37


Yes, I sometimes help the others when I have time and power. I usually help by giving advice and sharing ideas. if possible help them in their work if I can do this.

Submitted by Yousry Elseadawy on Tue, 10/05/2022 - 22:11


The Question is Do you sometimes help other people with their work? What do you do for them?
The answer is as follows. Yes, I sometimes help the others when my time and capacity allow it. I usually help by giving tips and sharing my experience. I might check their work if I can do this.
Is this correct?

Submitted by mariela78 on Tue, 10/05/2022 - 18:30


sometimes I work more houres

Submitted by Furqan Mohamme… on Tue, 10/05/2022 - 05:22


I help thim as I can 💚

Submitted by Andresxd0607 on Tue, 10/05/2022 - 03:38


Yes, but is very rare.

Submitted by Samqaid on Mon, 09/05/2022 - 19:46


yes of course, I utilize this form and prepare a ITTP for new project that funded by WFP. I also prepare and write a monthly report and submitt it to the high management. I conduct a field visit to the project site in order to track the progress outcomes. I attend the online training weekly. I reserve the meeting room for workshop and give an insturctions and openions about MEAL systems and develop a new tool for Market Assessment and baselines/ Endlines

Submitted by mohnasser on Fri, 06/05/2022 - 13:41


Thank you for help us

Submitted by liafer_22 on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 22:59


Yes, I usually help people with their tasks, at work and at home.

Submitted by Omar Awad on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 19:25


Of course, I help all teammates with any task they have. Like, join the meeting with him/her to explain or clarify things in another way if its need it. As an SWE we face bugs and errors daily many times I work with others to solve them.

Submitted by Phamvan5394 on Wed, 04/05/2022 - 17:29


Yes, I do. When I worked in sales in my previous company, I used to help my boss with his work. He wanted me to make an appointment with the customer then I helped him to call the customer and arranged a suitable date for him. Also, he wanted me to call the driver to pick him up, I keep on helping him. I'm willing to help people when I'm available.

Submitted by amirwagdi on Wed, 04/05/2022 - 17:15


Thanks for lesson

Submitted by Thuy Mai on Tue, 03/05/2022 - 06:35


Yes, I do. When I was old enough, I realized the hardships that my mother had to suffer. So, I help her with housework such as: cleaning the house, washing clothes, feeding the chickens, cooking, and sometimes I go to the fields to weed and harvest crops. I am currently a pharmacy student at Hanoi University of Pharmacy. I'll try my best to become a good pharmacist so that I can improve the health of my mother and the communities

Submitted by Fadi728 on Sun, 01/05/2022 - 00:53


This is my first step in English learning. I hope to improve

Submitted by jflores.cr on Thu, 28/04/2022 - 17:28


yes, I like to help

Submitted by Souhaïb MGHARBI on Sat, 23/04/2022 - 13:01


Yes of course, I usually like to help others to perform their work tasks when I have free time.
I like to hear from their requests and I try to help them as possible I can because I am a sociable, I have a good relation with people arround me