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.


Worksheet57.98 KB

Language level

Average: 4.3 (110 votes)

Submitted by ahmedaabed on Tue, 31/01/2023 - 00:07


No, I don't .
I do help other people with their work only when they ask for help or when I feel that their work is too hard for them to do .
I know this may not be a good thing but I prefer ti finish my work first .
If you noticed any mistakes in my commen , please correct it for me .
Thanks .

Hi ahmedaabed,

Actually, we don't correct comments here, but if you have a specific question, feel free to ask it and we'll try to help :)


LearnEnglish team

Submitted by SETTI on Sun, 29/01/2023 - 21:30


I'm a student so i help my friends with their exercises and I can explain for them some lessons if they need to revise them

Submitted by hadeelhamadani95 on Sun, 29/01/2023 - 06:20


Sometimes I like helping my colleagues at work if I have available time, but if I am handling many tasks, I prefer to finish them first. for instance, the task I can help with my co-worker is preparing the reports for a presentation, completing pending items in the units, arrange meetings with the customer.

Submitted by Tsilavo on Thu, 26/01/2023 - 09:50


Yes I do. Working in team means that it has to be collaborative

Submitted by samuelgaitanchiquito on Wed, 25/01/2023 - 22:37


hello thanks

Submitted by ashwaq6212 on Sat, 21/01/2023 - 15:55


sometime i help when happen thing very imortanat

Submitted by Youcef Oukkal on Tue, 17/01/2023 - 17:13


I always help people I don't know how to say no to them

Do you need to improve your English listening skills?
Join thousands of learners from around the world who are improving their English listening skills with our online courses.