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 Barbora V on Mon, 26/10/2020 - 11:39

I ´ll have an on line meeting with my classmates of English course tomorow. It will be something new due the new sanitary situation in my country.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 12:47

I'm still a university student.

Submitted by Samqaid on Tue, 20/10/2020 - 15:56

I have an interview meeting next Sunday with UNDP. . I always prepare a meeting on Zoom application with my line manager. I'mlooking forward to hearing from him again. I always prepare it well. The meeting will be 11 next week. . We will discuss about work agenda. What were results and achievements of already program
hello, i won a conversation with any person but i dont know how to i talk any one please guide me??
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Submitted by ghada abk on Sat, 08/01/2022 - 23:11

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Hi how is your English now ?

Submitted by Ugulhan on Fri, 16/10/2020 - 07:33

If I have some meetings with my job, then I will look at my time and day, seeing as the meeting of my position is important for me. If it will happen any issues with a day or time, then I would postpone the meeting to a later time or day, or I would bring forward an earlier time. Whatever, I would find a good solution.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Tue, 13/10/2020 - 15:20

I often have the meeting to talk about our school and how to arrange the time table and before I have a vacation to go home. I didn't need to arrange anything for the meeting because I go to the meeting just listen and to know the information.
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Submitted by Maria de Jesus on Fri, 09/10/2020 - 16:35

What meetings do you have to go to? Nowadays I have to go to meetings from Monday thru Friday to attend my school classes. The meetings are previously arranged and confirmed by my teacher. How do you arrange them? I accept an invitation to meetings and I confirm them. When my teacher needs to cancel or postpone a meeting, she moves the meeting and she brings it forward. In the meantime, I do my English Practice. Thank you! Greetings from Mexico.