Changing a meeting time

Changing a meeting time

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


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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 César Árraga on Sat, 15/06/2019 - 15:18

I have attended student meetings at the university, where we were discussed topics has related to the current situation of university , sport activities, students problems, etc. But, now I participate at academic and family meetings.

Submitted by Wahiba on Fri, 31/05/2019 - 12:33

I’ll attend to a Mefical Congress holding at Sheraton hotel at Algiers for 03 days , from 26th to 28th June. The program is very interesting , lectures will be given by Algérien and Europeans doctors. The topics will refresh my knowledge and it will be the occasion to meet Colleagues from different towns and discus to gather about professional problems. I look forward to attending.

Submitted by Gustavo Mendez… on Tue, 28/05/2019 - 11:25

I have to go to sales meetings at the office, most of the time sales meetings and meetings with the production team in order to set dates of production

Submitted by cittàutopica on Wed, 22/05/2019 - 19:16

My next important meeting will happen in fall, when there will be a gathering for celebrating the fortieth anniversary of our first encounter: indeed we went four colleagues for a short time, but we have kept in touch although we live in different towns.

Submitted by afnan abdullah on Sun, 19/05/2019 - 23:07

tommoro i have nice meeting becues i will meet with my sister com from out-country i and my family prepare for big day it will nice day i miss her very much

Submitted by thales on Sun, 05/05/2019 - 23:54

many thanks for this material

Submitted by blueroses on Fri, 03/05/2019 - 04:47

I have to go to the monthly day-off of my students club every Saturday of the second week. Sometimes I am absent because I go to my hometown and sometimes I go to pagoda to practice meditation. I know that is not right but it's my choice.
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Submitted by blacker on Mon, 29/04/2019 - 14:30

Well, I had the meeting with my old classmate last weekend after 2 years. Somebody has changed, somebody Married and somebody hasn't changed. But all of us was happy to see age together. We spoke of the university, the diary was reviewed. We played football, card, backgammon, danced. We sat a fire and played guitar and sang old music. Everyone enjoyed this meeting.

Submitted by Sara elyas on Sat, 27/04/2019 - 19:31

The meeting I have to go is family meeting, I like meeting because family set together, children play with their relatives children, they meet their grand father and grand mother, aunts, uncles. It's very interesting the family meeting, eating together its friendly and warm.