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 amirahsyasya on Tue, 17/09/2019 - 08:18

I have completed the following lessons of a student disscussion , a weather forecast and making a desicion . The level that I choose was Pre-intermediate A2 Listening

Submitted by Tomas Fontaines Ruiz on Sat, 07/09/2019 - 19:21

I'm happy with my score in this activity because its my first experience with listen skill

Submitted by Raqueline Monteiro on Tue, 03/09/2019 - 14:08

I am starting my studies in this site. I hope to improve my english! Thanks for all.

Submitted by Fudhol on Thu, 29/08/2019 - 08:44

to be honest, i am an introverted person. I dont like to ask someone to do what i want, or to tell how something should be done. Nevertheless, If it is needed, i will give what it takes as long as it is still my capability to keep people stay in the right path.

Submitted by Yersaiyn on Wed, 28/08/2019 - 11:25

My boss give me instractions at work.
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Submitted by Magedelabd on Sat, 24/08/2019 - 16:38

I have to give instructions and information to my teamwork . It is about which work they have to carry and how they have to do it
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Submitted by randyjay on Sun, 11/08/2019 - 03:54

I give some informations to my friends because our annual trip was cancelled in this week
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Submitted by TP on Sun, 11/08/2019 - 03:52

Apparently, I might find many situations to give information and institutions. It could be to anyone I meet and work with everyday. I find the sentence patterns used here are very useful to convey my ideas in a softer manner.

Submitted by Caroline del C… on Thu, 08/08/2019 - 15:03

It´s helped me very much, and I want improve speaking, I'd like to do contact to talking. Paolo Rodrigo| Are you inteseted to talk English and impove bit a bit. Thanks in advance.