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 Emily Mellor on Wed, 17/06/2020 - 15:08

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As I am a student, I don't have meeting to go. During this quarantine, my close friends and me meet each other by using zoom meeting app. Every year, final part-1 students in University of Medicine have to go a trip in Myanmar. My friends and me made a group for this trip and we talk about our lives, experiences and play games through zoom app so that we can close each other. This is such a nice meeting for me. My friends, members of our group, are good-natured and helpful enough. I bet we will be the best group in the class.

Submitted by Mona22 on Tue, 16/06/2020 - 04:51

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I want to learn English fast but I can't

Submitted by amal.araia on Thu, 28/05/2020 - 23:36

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Hi every one. I don't have any meetings to go to for the next two months, because it is summer break for my school. I am a teacher.

Submitted by Sharif Tayyebi on Wed, 27/05/2020 - 03:59

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I have two kinds of meetings in our faculty. We usually have a meeting with Dean of faculty and other professors or assistant professors which takes place in an exact date every month. The date is usually at the beginning of each month. Beyond the monthly meeting we would also have another which named emergency meeting and it would be during a week and so. The process of arranging the date and time of meeting is that we often receive an email or phone call from the secretary of faculty. But, if there is no enough time to confirm the meeting and it's agenda by email, secretary usually calls to every participants. Sometimes, the Dean of faculty posts an agenda and the time and date of meeting in our watsup group. He usually notes that the time or date is ready to move, and the participants recommend their views. After many comments, the dean of faculty choose an exact and proper comment. Regards, Tayyebi

Submitted by Milena1 on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 16:44

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Well, frequently I must go to the meetings that the Central Level of Study Control of the Educational Zone summons and I also summon and preside over the teachers' meetings for the discussion of qualifications, General Councils for decision making, as well as for document review. of students for granting degrees bachellor.

Submitted by Anna Goraj on Mon, 18/05/2020 - 21:07

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My closet up comming meeting is to do clothing store on Saturday , after then I plan to make an appointment with a hairdresser , change my something interesting . I will go there with my car.

Submitted by Anna Goraj on Mon, 18/05/2020 - 21:03

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Hi , my name is Ania . Im 35 years old . I live in a small village of Sieniczno with my family . I' m interested in music and interior decoration.

Submitted by mm_xx1415 on Sun, 17/05/2020 - 23:06

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Hello there, I have to go to the department's meeting arranging them by my car. Best Regards, Mohammed

Submitted by mouna99 on Sun, 17/05/2020 - 16:35

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I go to my university meetings, they are planned my the dierctor, it's not me who arrange them