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 kautsar on Thu, 04/02/2021 - 08:17

i had given instruction and information to my old high school's friends to go to badminton hall for meeting and playing together since it's been a long time

Submitted by Leila77 on Tue, 02/02/2021 - 12:54

I have to give information and instructions to my students, as I am a teacher. give them information about the courses and istructions about the exams.

Submitted by senaguner on Tue, 02/02/2021 - 11:53

I do not work. So I give information and instructions only my children. You should study your lessons. You have to your homework and must go to bed early etc.

Submitted by María_Bucio on Mon, 01/02/2021 - 17:03

I learn today, how give information! well, it is not dificoult but, the oral comprension is difficoult to me sometimes.

Submitted by Sara Kalafat on Fri, 29/01/2021 - 14:29

Our team leader in my last job used to give us instructions and information about our performance

Submitted by Dario Heredia on Mon, 25/01/2021 - 14:20

the contect and the activities are pretty nice thank you i feel be improving my listening skills for further periods

Submitted by German on Fri, 22/01/2021 - 01:27

I have to give instructions sometimes to my customers and to my team work

Submitted by corina cocco on Thu, 21/01/2021 - 13:21

He spoke very clearly, I can understand what he says, although I think I have to learn new vocabulary, i am happy with this page.

Submitted by Ykilic34 on Sun, 10/01/2021 - 10:14

Good day Can we use ‘successor’ instead of ‘replacement’?
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Submitted by Kirk Moore on Sun, 10/01/2021 - 13:19

In reply to by Ykilic34


Hello Ykilic34,

Yes, 'successor' would work well here too. Nice suggestion!

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team