A morning briefing

A morning briefing

Listen to a morning briefing to practise and improve your listening skills.

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



Hi, everyone. I know you're all busy so I'll keep this briefing quick. I have some important information about a change in the management team. As you already know, our head of department, James Watson, is leaving his position at the end of this week. His replacement is starting at the end of the next month. In the meantime, we'll continue with our projects as usual.

I have two more quick points. Firstly, there will be some improvements made to the staff car park next month for a few weeks. It will be closed during that time.

Don't worry, we've found a solution. We can use the local church car park until our own one is ready. If you arrive before 8.30 a.m., please use our small car park on Brown Street, and if you arrive after that, you should go directly to the church car park. It's only a five-minute walk away. But they need it in the evenings, so you have to leave before 6 p.m. Sorry about that – I know how much you all love working late!

The other thing I wanted to tell you about is that the canteen has now introduced a cashless payment system. So, you can't use cash for payments any more. You can pay directly with your smartphone or you can pay using your company ID card. The total amount put on your company ID card comes off your salary at the end of each month.

OK. That's it? Are there any questions?


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Submitted by afredo_954 on Mon, 08/07/2024 - 01:41


I work in an IT department and I attend remote failures and reports, so I need to give instructions to customers about IT support like how to view and change its computer's IP address or connect a network cable between devices, and this can be a little difficult because, many time, these are persons who don't have any experience with technology, so I have to be so specific with the instructions I give. 

Submitted by aisel on Thu, 30/05/2024 - 13:15


Hi,I give information to my family sometimes about my life. I don’t give instructions anyone.But I give a instructions to my roommates about homework every other in a while.

Submitted by ubaid332 on Wed, 15/05/2024 - 06:39


I have to give information and instructions to my students about time management, and study skills to be successful in their life. I also listen to the instructions of my parents.

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Submitted by ZarNiAung on Sun, 12/05/2024 - 18:42


I have some colleagues to give informations and instructions in every morning at work. Firstly, let me introduce about my job. I work at a restaurant and my position is in service area or lobby. So, like I said, I have to give informations to my colleagues about the updates of my outlet and about the informations of foods mean which item is available or not today.

Submitted by prostars on Mon, 29/04/2024 - 14:46


I only give information to my parents about my life, however if someone I know asks me something I also give them information. On the other hand, I don't give instructions to anyone, only to the players on my team so that we can organize ourselves in the round and be victorious.

Submitted by mugahed99 on Tue, 16/04/2024 - 07:28


Good listening exercise 

Submitted by Yuritzi.Mtz on Wed, 03/04/2024 - 02:57


Hi, my name is Yuritzi

I´m a professional dancer and dance teacher, usually, I teach to children and teenagers. In the dance class, I have to explain the characteristics of the movements, if it´s a dance step fast or slow, high level or low  level, direct or curved, to name a few...

Submitted by y.u.n.u.e on Thu, 21/03/2024 - 03:20


It’s a lesson very interesting for my, because I learn English for first time :)

Submitted by d.aldaye on Wed, 13/03/2024 - 12:04


Who do you have to give information and instructions to? What about?

I am not an employee or a head of any position, but I am a member of a kind family, and we all know what does this mean. Every one of us has to do his/her tasks and if anyone forgets to do that spontaneously, I would heed and warn him, saying instructions like fold your duvet/ blanket, tidy up your wardrobe, wash the dishes and glasses. That's is. :))