Changing a meeting time

Changing a meeting time

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


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


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 on Wed, 06/09/2023 - 19:54


Every day, I hold short meetings with my team to discuss our daily activities. For longer meetings, I Prepare presentations and practice beforehand.

Submitted by Titite on Tue, 29/08/2023 - 16:36


I have twice neetings one week.
I prepare my speetch before.
i'm always nervous because I'm afraid forgetting my notes.

Submitted by ecalderon117 on Mon, 28/08/2023 - 00:40


I have to attend a lot of meetings in my work, some of them organized by myself but others for my colleagues.
For those that are organized by myself, I schedule a date and time when all participants can participate and then I prepare the agenda, finally, I send the invitation. In the case when one participant cannot attend the meeting, I reach him and check what time suits him better.

Submitted by Alshujairi on Thu, 13/07/2023 - 08:24


I have two meetings in week. I introduce a lecture in a meet. So I need to arrange a good presentation and reached at the time.

Submitted by taymor on Sun, 02/07/2023 - 21:40


My meetings are with microsoft teams app, 'cause I work in home office

Submitted by engreyadh on Fri, 16/06/2023 - 22:57


I work with Msf as WATSAN Supervisor So weekly I have achievements meeting on Sunday we make it at 10am

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Fri, 16/06/2023 - 17:58


All meetings I have to go to are online and arranges at the same time every time. I've got daily meeting every day, tasks grooming on Thursdays and retrospective meeting on Fridays. The last two meetings could be postponed or cancelled it sould be decided on daily meeting

Submitted by aweis on Mon, 22/05/2023 - 14:35


Tonight at 10:00 pm, I have an online meeting with my colleagues. the agenda is to share business opportunities that exist in our city. On the other hand, I have another football match with other friends at 8:30 pm. It is a little difficult for me to postpone one of them so I have to decide how to manage the two events.

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Submitted by pablosios on Mon, 01/05/2023 - 16:53


I have only online meeting. But I hope in the closest feature we can meet in some place.
We make arrangements by email.

Submitted by lylarv on Mon, 30/01/2023 - 22:13


Today i received an invitation for a meeting scheduled for wednesday, february 1 st.
I use an app to add reminders with meeting dates and times. In case there is more than one meeting on the same date and i end up getting confused, i separate the meeting by subjects and colors.