A morning briefing

Listen to a morning briefing to practise and improve your listening skills.

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


Hi, everyone. I know you're all busy so I'll keep this briefing quick. I have some important information about a change in the management team. As you already know, our head of department, James Watson, is leaving his position at the end of this week. His replacement is starting at the end of the next month. In the meantime, we'll continue with our projects as usual.

I have two more quick points. Firstly, there will be some improvements made to the staff car park next month for a few weeks. It will be closed during that time.

Don't worry, we've found a solution. We can use the local church car park until our own one is ready. If you arrive before 8.30 a.m., please use our small car park on Brown Street, and if you arrive after that, you should go directly to the church car park. It's only a five-minute walk away. But they need it in the evenings, so you have to leave before 6 p.m. Sorry about that – I know how much you all love working late!

The other thing I wanted to tell you about is that the canteen has now introduced a cashless payment system. So, you can't use cash for payments any more. You can pay directly with your smartphone or you can pay using your company ID card. The total amount put on your company ID card comes off your salary at the end of each month.

OK. That's it? Are there any questions?

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A2 English level (pre-intermediate)

Submitted by Swoner84 on Thu, 22/09/2022 - 00:56


Hi, I new in it page!!! I want to learn more about english!!

Submitted by katiavel on Mon, 05/09/2022 - 01:53


I used give information and instructions to my students at university.

Submitted by Rgarcia on Wed, 24/08/2022 - 16:12


I usually give instructions to my builders or engineers when i need to make especific things in my projects.

Submitted by amal3535 on Sat, 20/08/2022 - 18:13


i will give some information for beginners in university

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Thu, 18/08/2022 - 09:17


Yes, I have to give informations or instruction to my junior by phone or message for preparing and reporting in time.

Submitted by semaaslan on Tue, 16/08/2022 - 14:39


I'm a nurse and I usually give information and instruction to my patient, especially when they come our ward for first time. They need to know when they will have their meal and what the treatment time is etc..

Submitted by Siana_if on Sun, 14/08/2022 - 23:36


I am a teacher, so mostly I give instruction and information about my classes ets)). My students give me information about their knowledge level. My director give me instruction

Submitted by Noval on Tue, 09/08/2022 - 14:46


I have to give some information about my work progress to my leader.

Submitted by Geydibayona07 on Mon, 08/08/2022 - 03:33


I am engineer biomedical, I work in a hospital, in the morning I have briefing with coworkers, we talk about medical equipments that requires maintenance.

Submitted by mamalirezaenglish on Thu, 04/08/2022 - 14:50


I work in a marketing team as search engine marketer. I usually give instructions to content writers to how write a optimized content and giving them a checklist of tips to help them keep in mind the most crucial information for content creation.

Submitted by vet.dr.muharre… on Wed, 03/08/2022 - 15:21


the in our job place be briefing at one time of week. At in this briefing usually telling begin times of work. then always drink tea or coffe and eatcake and everyone turn back in work.

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Submitted by nicky62 on Thu, 14/07/2022 - 07:08


hi very very good for improving listening i really enjoyed it .tank you

Submitted by karenfonsaa on Wed, 13/07/2022 - 05:51


I am a Design Coordinator, so I have to give instruction to the programmer, the audiovisual producer and the junior graphic designer according to the different projects we manage in the organization. And I give the information for the status of the projects to the area coordinators every monday in our meeting weekly.

Submitted by badboyzz on Fri, 17/06/2022 - 09:17


I am working as a physical coach .I usually give instruction to my student and my colleagues.When I go to Improvement Briefing My Coaches give me information.

Submitted by Mohamed Ahmed … on Wed, 15/06/2022 - 20:34


Actually I become very happy when helping someone, I always help my teammate in our jobs

Submitted by Muhammad Al farizi on Sat, 04/06/2022 - 03:15


it is extraordinary

Submitted by Trinhnee on Tue, 31/05/2022 - 16:04


can anyone tell me what is the tool to design a website like this?

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Submitted by Mariem Elawady on Mon, 23/05/2022 - 05:18


I'm a junior student , so i usually don't give information and instructions to anyone,but sometimes i give it to my friends to improve themselves more to get high grades

Submitted by Junior Carielo on Wed, 11/05/2022 - 02:51


Great opportunity for improve my English skill.
Thanks for this material.

Submitted by Youssef Karfouh on Mon, 25/04/2022 - 13:11


Actually , i don't give informations and instructions to anyone , 'cause i 'm junior web developer so, when i'll be the team leader or project manager i'll give to the team all the informations and instructions they need

Submitted by Bmorales on Fri, 22/04/2022 - 13:05


I give the briefing to the team everydays, and I should information about the improvements that the head of department indicates

Submitted by kdashlerning on Thu, 21/04/2022 - 13:34


i have just already got a new job as coach "boxing strength and conditioning" so before that i had to send Porfolio of me to my boss. After a succeed interview day that i had first task to system programming trainning and send it to marketing team let they make a poster about me as an instructor class.

Submitted by trongbumchiu on Fri, 15/04/2022 - 00:33


Absolutely yes, actually I'm going on the business trip with my colleagues. And someone that they have a first time to go oversea. Its mean, they're very nervous with the difference culture. So I normally give them information of the country which we arrive and give them instruction of transportation route, the rule when greeting with new one etc

Submitted by Magidaa on Sat, 19/03/2022 - 06:41


I give instructions to my My sister's children to make the home clean.

Submitted by Kamelbenslimane on Sun, 20/02/2022 - 13:21


Now I'm working as product manager and I often give information and instructions to the developers in my teams about daily tasks

Submitted by jmajo on Tue, 01/02/2022 - 11:24


I work in the IT support team at a University and in our team we have to give information and instructions to the students and employees about how to use the different systems and where to find the information they would need. At the start of every week we have a briefing with all our team to plan the tasks for the week and we receive instructions and information from our team leader.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 25/01/2022 - 07:25


in our company, I have to give brief information about things I do to my boss and coworkers.

Submitted by Nihal Y. on Sun, 23/01/2022 - 21:26


I have to inform my accountant about my income and expenses.

Submitted by Stella Le on Tue, 11/01/2022 - 16:32


Currently, I'm a assistant so I often give a brief information that i'm doing to my boss

Submitted by ShukurjonPRO on Tue, 21/12/2021 - 10:03


This was my first listening task with British Council. I really enjoyed from this site. Thanks. Good luck.

Submitted by zehrizer on Sun, 19/12/2021 - 16:34


Who do you have to give information and instructions to? What about?

each person at the hospital has already know their tasks and instructions. it is written in regulation.so ı dont have to give information anyone. however we have a assistant chief physician. he
or she has the authority to check us whether we do our job

Submitted by helgamudanisse90 on Tue, 23/11/2021 - 15:00


In my formar job as a nutrition officer and responsible for IYCF portfolio I used to give informations and updates to my colleagues about the project I was lead. Since we were working to support the government to combat malnutrition, I used to give some instrutions and tranings to staff members from the government.

Submitted by ANOUAR on Fri, 19/11/2021 - 10:24


Emmm, actually I really like to give informations and instructions to people

Submitted by dipesh0430 on Thu, 18/11/2021 - 04:45


The speaker's voice is not so clear. But the content of the text was really good .

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Sat, 13/11/2021 - 08:43


In my work, i have to give information and instruction of work to new members if they have any difficulty about work

Submitted by username on Mon, 08/11/2021 - 10:49


I have to give information and instraction to my friends about home work.

Submitted by Varsam on Tue, 02/11/2021 - 14:19


Thank you for this free lesson 

Submitted by KyawMinThu on Sat, 30/10/2021 - 15:28


As I am a manager of my work, I have a lot of things to do.Our Company hold a meeting once a week. We are sharing with our members about our work during that time. In my opinion, the success of a company depends on the hardworking of their people. In this week I plan to give some new instructions that will make our team more stronger than before.

Submitted by alice on Wed, 27/10/2021 - 14:46


In my work, I often give information and give instruction for my co-work to work have a good peformance. Besides, somtimes my work is training new employees so I'll give information and instruction for them that help they can situable with our team.

Submitted by vuhoap on Sun, 24/10/2021 - 13:57


Now my job is a programmer. Recently, there are some newbie that joined my team. As a long-time employee of the company, so I have to give information and instructions to they can work smoothly in the start time, such as the rules of team, the process or flow of work, the solution suggestion when they have difficulty at a task.

Submitted by gutodarbem on Tue, 12/10/2021 - 15:09


At my work, I'm use to give information and instructions to my junior cowork. He needs some information to do his job and some instructions to improve his technique

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Wed, 06/10/2021 - 00:58


Hi, I give information to my juniors and tell them how to work, how to live, always be positive. I'm a student. When I do job then I give instructions to my juniors.