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.

Preparation

Transcript

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 belen2020 on Fri, 24/01/2020 - 22:30

In reply to by CharlesDickenes

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Hi CharlesDickenes. In the first task, i think that refers if you arrive very early in the morning. And when it says that 'there is no parking after 6:00 pm', it means, how you said, it is only available for the church visitors and not for the staff of the company.

Submitted by Faustin Migisha on Mon, 02/12/2019 - 09:22

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Hey, I want to improve both speaking and listening and I have already started and completed with Pre-intermediate A2

Submitted by fariba on Tue, 12/11/2019 - 12:02

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my boss should give information and instruction.

Submitted by thuhong on Mon, 11/11/2019 - 08:30

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I learn some new words after this lesson. Thank you so much!

Submitted by ayeennn on Thu, 03/10/2019 - 09:25

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I have completed the lesson for Morning briefing - preparation. Its really good because it can improve my language and also listening skills.

Submitted by ikmalzulkifli on Thu, 03/10/2019 - 05:58

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It is good since i can improve my language skills with this

Submitted by azmizal amin on Sat, 21/09/2019 - 07:49

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easy to understand

Submitted by abigail power on Thu, 19/09/2019 - 09:16

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i have completed the following lessons of changing plans, a morning briefing and an invitation to a party. the level that i choose was pre intermediate A2