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 (119 votes)

Submitted by ghazi123 on Sat, 07/01/2023 - 14:46


I used to help my classmates when they have an important activities, but mostly i told you to arrange your ideas before they tolde me .

Submitted by ewsta on Sat, 07/01/2023 - 05:44


I help other workers always when they need

Submitted by Ndrkdbrgnv on Thu, 05/01/2023 - 17:06


I recently wrote a synopsis for my classmate because she was busy. She works and attends courses, so she doesn't have time for this. I helped her with her synopsis, and she paid me.

Submitted by Yuli_mar on Wed, 04/01/2023 - 16:09


I liked this activity because I could learn about urgent and not urgent expressions, but I had to listen to the audio twice.

Submitted by sedepsec_a on Tue, 03/01/2023 - 17:09


Sometimes i help with whatever they want.

Submitted by JesusVives on Tue, 03/01/2023 - 16:44


As a university student, I usted to help my classmates when they have an important activity, as they sometimes help me, too. I always have a go at building an atmosphere of fellowship :)

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.