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 Jim34 on Tue, 23/01/2024 - 16:43


What meetings do you have to go to? How do you arrange them? I have to go to a work meeting. If we have to work on a project as a team, we need to propose a date and time that we can all agree on.

Submitted by DzhusAngela on Thu, 21/12/2023 - 12:39


I go to different meetings,for exemple meetings with friends or colleagues.Also I have meeting with my relatives.

Submitted by LanHoangThi on Fri, 08/12/2023 - 03:26


I sometime have meeting arranged not much anyway, so I rarely have to offer moving a meeting also. The our meetings often be set up after having confirm from us

Submitted by A.Sami on Thu, 07/12/2023 - 19:32


I would like to be punctual when I am joining meetings, I joined several scientific meetings related to my major

Submitted by arizonova on Fri, 10/11/2023 - 08:23


I haven't had any meetings recently, and I think I lack the qualifications to organize them. Perhaps I should learn how to prepare for meetings; it could be helpful for my future job.

Submitted by pikanov on Fri, 13/10/2023 - 03:20


I don't have any meeting recently. But if we decide on a new meeting, we must arrange the details before sending the invitation to the people.

Submitted by Mateoarango3 on Tue, 10/10/2023 - 00:01


My meetings are about black waters and problems of my community, also I have meetings about the Catechesis at the Saint Churche Catolic.

It's low difficult but there aren´t much meetings to participate.

See you later.

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.