A request from your boss

Listen to some requests from a manager to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.


Susanne: Hi, Mario. Can you help me prepare some things for the next month?

Mario: OK, sure. What can I help you with?

Susanne: I need to visit the customer in Germany. It's important.

Mario: What can I do to help?

Susanne: Can you send an email to the customer? Ask them when I can visit them next week. Please do this first. It's a priority and very urgent.

Mario: Right. I'll do it today.

Susanne: Thanks. This next task is also important. Can you invite everyone to the next team meeting?

Mario: Yes, I will.

Susanne: But first you need to book a meeting room. After that, please send everyone an email about it.

Mario: Yes, of course.

Susanne: And finally, can you write a short report about our new project? I have to give a presentation to our managers next month. Please do it when you have time – sometime in the next two or three weeks. It's not too urgent.

Mario: Sure, no problem. I can do it this week.

Susanne: There's no hurry. Take your time.


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Language level

Beginner: A1

Submitted by karina eliane quege on Tue, 02/07/2019 - 22:50

i want learn english and have difficult for memorazy many words.

Submitted by Kashif Anwar on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 07:33

A good start for the beginners.

Submitted by Winterson on Fri, 28/06/2019 - 23:17

It´s very good. It really help me

Submitted by Cho on Thu, 27/06/2019 - 05:33

I usually help as much as I can when they request or not.

Submitted by Tony son of Gondor on Wed, 26/06/2019 - 19:05

If I'm free and I get on with other people I help them in anything I can do for them. In most of the cases I help with simple things.

Submitted by esmailibb on Wed, 26/06/2019 - 15:21

sometimes help my wife in home or in clinic , but when any body requst things i stay to support him .

Submitted by Diana0419 on Wed, 26/06/2019 - 14:42

Yes, it is necessary to express the spirit of our cooperation. However, I have to think about the priority of my tasks; that is to say, it is important to regard my assignment, but the priority is more important too.

Submitted by Xiuwen on Wed, 26/06/2019 - 09:55

I used to sort out the documents and prepared a presentation.

Submitted by Cho on Tue, 25/06/2019 - 09:29

I help other as much as I can by doing somthing or giving advie.

Submitted by fariba on Sat, 22/06/2019 - 12:30

sometimes i help other persons in my wok specially when they request.

Submitted by Edicita on Sat, 15/06/2019 - 04:17

I used to help to write the dairy reports or maybe with field work if I had free time

Submitted by Zinnytee on Fri, 14/06/2019 - 17:34

I believe in team work. In healing others am actually exhibiting what I believe in

Submitted by elmajestin on Fri, 14/06/2019 - 01:13

Hi, I frecuently help to my father with their stagecoaches as: Services pay, documents delivery...

Submitted by Cherif on Wed, 12/06/2019 - 14:12

once my boss had asked to provide him with all the information regarding our conccurents on the market.

Submitted by NataliDa on Tue, 11/06/2019 - 07:11

I help other people more than do somethink for myself. It's a bad habbit. I have to change my life priority.

Submitted by anhsonic on Tue, 11/06/2019 - 02:20

I am willing and happy when help someone do something. Because I am feel that very advantage and I can save my time when somebody help me. So I often give someone a hand when they need my help. I used to help my friend lifting a heavy thing, writting an email for their customer, or booking a restaurance for their dinner.

Submitted by Praveen kumar on Sun, 09/06/2019 - 17:56

I help my father taking the print outs in the computer and sending emails.

Submitted by abdalhameed on Fri, 07/06/2019 - 18:58

thanks for a great lesson. I am interested to help other people as much as I can..usually I help my colleague in medical university to pass the exam and give people medical advice when they need.

Submitted by Evandro Diniz on Wed, 05/06/2019 - 19:56

Here at the company we work everyone has their specific errands so, we are not used to help each other. Only when there are special jobs to be done, when anyone who can help is very welcome.

Submitted by Agata2021 on Mon, 03/06/2019 - 09:12

I usually help other people with their work because I like to help and be in touch with people and my collegues. I sometimes do small tasks, e.g. give feedback about their work, prepare information for presentation, call people without them. Generally, I do whatever they ask.

Submitted by Ho Truong on Sun, 02/06/2019 - 12:14

It"s very good for me to learning english

Submitted by khandaker27 on Sun, 02/06/2019 - 03:25

Well presentation..Hope it will help to improve my listening skills.

Submitted by pabe on Wed, 29/05/2019 - 10:37

Great lesson for the beginner

Submitted by DuThea on Tue, 28/05/2019 - 15:18

i tried to help people when I have an opportunity. I usually help a fellow student with his problem during time in university, Ive to tried help my mom and father to do the farm like plant fruits, rices... Eventually Ive tried helping my sister to do housework or cooking.

Submitted by Haysoe on Mon, 27/05/2019 - 04:37

a supportive lesson for beginners

Submitted by Haysoe on Mon, 27/05/2019 - 04:24

I think it will help me to improve listening skill.

Submitted by Towhidul Islam on Sun, 26/05/2019 - 14:23

Yes, i help people to solve their mental problems.

Submitted by Malik on Fri, 24/05/2019 - 10:17

I sometimes help my father in house construction, and often help my youngest brother and sister in achieving their homework.

Submitted by ManiVidente on Wed, 22/05/2019 - 16:46

Nice. It's convenient to know this when yoiu have to do a lot of tasksi in the job. I'am really sure that I Will know when I'am working. reply

Submitted by ManiVidente on Wed, 22/05/2019 - 16:46

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Submitted by CAUPHIE on Tue, 21/05/2019 - 16:56

Good lesson, i like it

Submitted by Ahmadbassam on Wed, 15/05/2019 - 13:50

yes, i do . when my friends do or make any thing and need help i do that for them .

Submitted by Mostafa Mohamed Taha on Tue, 14/05/2019 - 15:06

The best thing i can do is to be a good listener to them

Submitted by Gus2019 on Mon, 13/05/2019 - 17:16

Nice. It's convenient to know this when yoiu have to do a lot of tasksi in the job. I'am really sure that I Will know when I'am working.

Submitted by lachhab on Fri, 10/05/2019 - 19:06

thank you very much, this lesson is very important for those who want improve his skills in lestening.

Submitted by JTEROBA on Tue, 07/05/2019 - 16:51

It is a good lesson because showed me the main phrases about priority tasks.

Submitted by OlgaBut on Mon, 06/05/2019 - 19:59

Sometimes I help other people in their work. I help to make reports and calculations.

Submitted by Abdulkabeer hassan on Thu, 02/05/2019 - 11:49

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Submitted by Abdulkabeer hassan on Wed, 01/05/2019 - 18:50

Yes, I have checked it. It was quite amazing.

Submitted by Aikotoko on Tue, 30/04/2019 - 02:56

I understood this dialogue

Submitted by andredithfv on Sun, 28/04/2019 - 07:12

I´m historian. When I have to help other people, I write reports, memorandums and articles. I read history books and I do essays too. I search documents about a particular period of the history too, and I have to give this documents to boss. He works with this.

Submitted by Setareh on Fri, 26/04/2019 - 08:05

I help supervisors for prepare report according to request of my manager
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