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 ubaid332 on Wed, 15/05/2024 - 07:46


Mostly my office meetings are online via WhatsApp or Zoom. The director arranged the meeting and also sent me the meeting agenda along with the timing then I followed those instructions.

Submitted by alialnahwi on Mon, 13/05/2024 - 21:15

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im really don't like meeting , it's mean theres a lot of problem in company , actually it doesn't need more than 1 meeting per month 

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Submitted by CanVD11 on Wed, 20/03/2024 - 07:01


What meetings do you have to go to? How do you arrange them?

I frequently participate in project meetings because I'm an electrical engineer. I have to deal with various technical problems and customers every day. So meetings are so important to me. I provide me overview about my project, for example, what I need to do, and who I need meet, each steps to complete my tasks. I often use a useful Microsoft software named Microsoft To Do to arrange my meetings, use it to determine every steps I will have to implement. When a meeting occurs, about 1 hour in advance, Outlook will send me a notification to alert me and I prepare the meeting documents, may be presentations, technical assessment, ... 

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Submitted by Stellayennipham on Wed, 13/03/2024 - 07:46


Vocabulary I've drawn from this lesson:

postpone, ex: The meeting is postponed unti/ to next week.

>< bring forward, ex: Due to Anna's time problem, we need to bring the meeting forward.


What meetings do you have to go to? How do you arrange them?

I used to take part in weekly meetings that take place on Tuesday. I went there to learn and to make friends. I also gave presentations there, which helped me improve my presentation skills.

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.