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.
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
I try too help people in work. Feel me very well in do it. But don't like being explored.
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.
I'm here to learn with you! I need help with my english.
we need help also >> HAHAHA
So do I.
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?
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.
The LearnEnglish Team