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 Safe_Mode on Thu, 15/06/2023 - 16:37

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I don't have anybody to give any instructions or information excepts online daily meetings at my work every morning where every member of our team tell each other what has been done already and what's planning to do

Submitted by May San on Sun, 04/06/2023 - 06:05

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I have to give information and instructions to the end users in my organization. When they are in trouble with their devices or org accounts, I give them some solutions. Or sometimes if there is a change in our org, I have to announce the information and about the impact also.

Submitted by solmania on Fri, 26/05/2023 - 16:48

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I usually don't give instrucción.

Submitted by anastasiaa-02 on Fri, 19/05/2023 - 11:42

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I have to give inrormations and instuctions to me brother. He often ask me about purchase and his homework. My groupmates also sometimes ask about different tasks or lessons.

Submitted by amanrawat07 on Tue, 25/04/2023 - 08:23

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I have to give information to my friend when he asks something related to study. My friend and i are in the same course.
I have to give instructions to my brother. He is younger to me. When he does something wrong I have to give instructions and at the same time I have to scold also so that he can learn from that mistake and does not repeat it.

Submitted by peter shafik12 on Tue, 18/04/2023 - 19:03

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my brother, i have to give him infotmation and instructions like---- hi bro your sister and her daughters and husband they will come from Australia to egypt at the end of the month, i know you know, but i told you to remember to take your car and go to the airport to bring them from there i know you are tired but you should do that because i don,t have time to do it

Submitted by victguevara on Tue, 11/04/2023 - 02:15

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A morning briefing is a new term for me. Although this tends to be interesting for me, this method is not commonly used in my current company since any extra information for employees is delivered by e-mail. Additionally, I used to apply another kind of meeting called the stand-up meeting, which is a daily meeting to identify issues during the process development of the different tasks inside a project and set priority for different tasks.

Submitted by ALmogamer on Mon, 10/04/2023 - 16:37

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Excellent and the tasks are so too easy