Changing a meeting time

Listen to two colleagues arranging a meeting to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

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

Transcript

Lucy: Hi, Anna. Do you have a minute to talk about the meeting next Tuesday?

Anna: Sure. We said 11, didn't we?

Lucy: Yeah, we did. But I have a bit of a problem with the time. Would it be possible to move it?

Anna: Oh, I see. We could postpone it to the afternoon, to 1 p.m., for example. Or bring it forward to earlier in the morning. What would suit you?

Lucy: Could we make it 9 o'clock? That would really help me. I have another important meeting in the central office at 12.

Anna: No problem. It's important you're there.

Lucy: Thanks a lot, Anna.

Anna: Do you need help with any preparation? Did you get the agenda I sent out?

Lucy: Yes, I did. And no, that's all fine, thanks. My report is ready and I'm looking forward to presenting it.

Anna: Great.

Lucy: I can tell Sven about the time change. I'll see him later.

Anna: Don't worry about telling Sven. I'll send an email to everyone to confirm the time has changed and with an updated meeting invite.

Lucy: Great. Thanks, Anna.

Anna: OK. I'm happy that works for you. We really need you there and it's good we don't have to cancel it.

Lucy: See you then. Have a good weekend in the meantime.

Anna: You too.

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Submitted by Bmorales on Wed, 25/05/2022 - 12:56

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Usually, I have to go to meetings and organize meetings, first establishing the purpose and then the agenda to finally notify by email or calls the place and time of the meeting

Submitted by Andres Cuchimaque on Tue, 26/04/2022 - 22:47

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Right now I have not had to attend meetings due to I am working alone, but, when I have to arrange it I use the google calendar a Meet platform.

Submitted by adam simreen on Sat, 09/04/2022 - 11:21

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this is very helpful

Submitted by Kamelbenslimane on Thu, 07/04/2022 - 17:40

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For me, I work remotely from my home. I usually do meeting with teams platform.

Submitted by nadyanightingale on Wed, 06/04/2022 - 19:49

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I have to go to all the meetings of the school and of my faculty. I like when the meetings are taking place on time and not being postponed or brought forward. I usually accept the meeting invitation in advance. When a meeting is cancelled, I stay at school and do some preparation stuff.

Submitted by Ehsan on Wed, 16/02/2022 - 04:42

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I go to our company and organization meetings. some of them are compulsory and I have to go and some of them are optional I can go or not.

Submitted by jmajo on Thu, 03/02/2022 - 12:28

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These days most of the meetings I have to go are via zoom platform for my work, most of the times I need to participate in meetings at my work.
Generally our team leader schedule the meeting and send an email invitation once a week and if we can go we need to accept it. If most of the team can't go to the meeting at the day or time scheduled, usually the team leader postpone the meeting to another time or day in the week. Although most of the times we have the meeting, sometimes we need to cancel it because we don't have enough time, the duration of the meeting it's an hour but sometimes could last longer than that.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!