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 juan fernandez on Tue, 14/03/2023 - 23:19


thank, great listening practice

Submitted by Sliang on Fri, 10/03/2023 - 06:27


Currently, I don't have to give information or instructions to anyone as I am a junior employee at my workplace and I don't have children at home. However, I hope to have the opportunity to provide guidance and support in the future. I am enjoying being at the A2 level of listening and am committed to persisting and improving my skills. I believe persistence is key to success, even if it is not always easy.

Submitted by luismaldonadoDG on Thu, 09/03/2023 - 22:41


I give information and instructions everyday in my job, I lead a developer and designer team and I have to give them information about processes, instructions about deliverables and other situations

Submitted by jcreyesb on Wed, 08/03/2023 - 20:50


Thanks British Council for the exercises! I need more to practice my English listening skill

Submitted by baba1401 on Sun, 05/03/2023 - 17:57


I think the exercise is not enough. if it possible please make more exercise for each lessen.

Submitted by lhquang.ump on Tue, 28/02/2023 - 03:23


Thanks British Council for the exercise! I need more to practice my English listening skill.

Submitted by otabakoglu on Mon, 27/02/2023 - 19:50


thank you so much, great listening practice.

Submitted by Mnfonga on Thu, 02/02/2023 - 23:02


Every morning, when i am going to work, i give instructions to my housekeeper before leaving home. I five her instructions about what and how she will have to cook. Also, if there will be an extra work about housework, I would tell her what to do