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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Hello Dong,

I think you are right about this. As you say, these people cannot use the church car park after 6 p.m., but the small car park on Brown Street should still be available.

I've made a note for us to fix this. Thanks very much for taking the time to point this out to us, and I'm sorry for the confusion!

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by lyn38082 on Wed, 21/10/2020 - 13:33

I gave some information and instruction for my class. At my team's presentation, I give some information about our environment which is polluted and then I give some solution about the matter to protect our life.
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Submitted by Ana Luisa Sanc… on Tue, 20/10/2020 - 23:50

Every day , I have to give some information, because I am a consultant of some process solutions, especific in IT solutions. and regulary I receipt the instructions for what I have to do at programming level.

Submitted by GhazalQadriRazvi on Mon, 19/10/2020 - 22:43

As a teacher I give instructions to my students about the lesson plans everyday and I also get tha information and instructions from the Head Teacher as well

Submitted by Ruby on Sat, 17/10/2020 - 08:25

All of us everyday giving instruction or/and information to someone. I hope I will give instructions to my employees in mine company in the future :)

Submitted by Mostafa ahmed on Sat, 17/10/2020 - 01:12

I wish I can be ahead master in my company after few month it's good feel to give information and instruction to the co-work whose work below you

Submitted by Mahmoud yassin on Fri, 16/10/2020 - 19:43

its very nice

Submitted by Ugulhan on Thu, 15/10/2020 - 08:29

I wish that I would be a leader as a technical writer department, and then I would give some instructions to my co-workers in team.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Mon, 12/10/2020 - 07:11

As I am a teacher, I always give the instruction to my children such as sit down nicely, be quiet, listen carefully, listen to me. After that I often give the information them about the exam or taking something from your home etc.....