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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but i think your English is so cleaver and you write correct words and i think this task is very difficult for me to learn and speak English because i spend 10 hours daily on job and very few time for study and learning

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Submitted by ALEX_ES on Fri, 10/03/2023 - 11:18


I try too help people in work. Feel me very well in do it. But don't like being explored.

Submitted by baba1401 on Sun, 05/03/2023 - 06:53


of course, i try to help other people when they ask me. fo example I answer their question about law in our country. because I'm a lawyer.

Submitted by Alcy2023 on Fri, 03/03/2023 - 02:51


Hii, everyone!

I'm here to learn with you! I need help with my english.

Submitted by qfdaniel07 on Sat, 25/02/2023 - 15:26


In the audio the word "OUR" is not pronounced? When Susanne says: And finally, can you write a short report about our new project, or how do you pronounce that in spoken English?

Hello qfdaniel07,

The word 'our' is pronounced in the recording but it is not stressed. When a word is not stressed in an English sentence the sound can change. The most common change is to the weak vowel sound /ǝ/, sometimes called the schwa.

The best way to practise this is to get used to the rhythm of English sentences. After listening to the audio on a page, try using the transcript to speak with the recording, matching your speech to the model. This will help you to stress the words in the sentence appropriately.


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