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 Minh on Fri, 19/03/2021 - 17:02

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That is an interesting question to answer. I remembered clearly when I was working for my company that our company had the meeting. At that time I was responsible for guiding many people in my district. Therefore, I had to prepare the presentation as well as the document for a number of people. With me this was the first time which was challenged by me because I have not experienced about the presentation in front of crowded people. However, I tried my best so I succeeded for the first presentation. Since then I got more confident to teach in the crowded people. That was a amazing.

Submitted by Daniela Palomi… on Wed, 10/03/2021 - 00:14

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Currently, I'm not working, so I just have online meetings with my friends.

Submitted by Giuliana on Thu, 04/03/2021 - 17:12

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At the moment I don't go to any meeting but except meetings of university but the honoraries depend of university

Submitted by Aye Thet Pan on Tue, 02/03/2021 - 16:46

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This test is really hard for me.But i'll try do to my best next time and be carefully.

Submitted by vespinosa10 on Tue, 23/02/2021 - 19:34

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the only meeting i´ve is the classes of my school

Submitted by Almira on Fri, 19/02/2021 - 14:34

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I have no urgent meeting in a meantime but I take some online courses on zoom. I just arrange those meetings on google calendar to organize the meeting as well

Submitted by Syafiqah on Thu, 18/02/2021 - 01:49

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It's very challenging and difficult.. I'll try to do my best next time and be carefully.

Submitted by In on Wed, 10/02/2021 - 08:26

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I don`t have to go to a works meeting. I only go to social meetings for the moment and I organic everything by a phone call or chat.

Submitted by violet_girl on Tue, 09/02/2021 - 19:16

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I have to move a meeting in my office because my colleague always wants me to postpone or bring it forward. after that I must send an email about time changes to all people in the meeting and confirm it again....it isn't easy job:(