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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Beginner: A1

Submitted by May Thu Lwin on Wed, 17/04/2019 - 05:29

I would like to study english details more.

Submitted by Bel on Tue, 16/04/2019 - 14:51

It's very important to help other people at work!

Submitted by Eri Hariyandi on Tue, 16/04/2019 - 09:28

very nice... it help me to practice my listening skill..

Submitted by linhview on Tue, 16/04/2019 - 09:09

In company, I help colleague if they busy or have problems. I do things that is able.

Submitted by Sil123 on Mon, 15/04/2019 - 14:02

Very often I try to help other people in my work because when I was new in my work other people help me too.

Submitted by Vinh Nguyen on Mon, 15/04/2019 - 05:35

Excuse me, it is a problem with listening file, please check it. Thank you.
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Submitted by Me Mountain on Sun, 14/04/2019 - 03:22

When I was in high school, I help my classmate about his English speaking. His name is Hung. Hung very frightened before standing in the class, and that’s why he alway forget some detail when he speaking English, I show him the way as speaking in front of the mirror to due the problem. He practices every single day. And the result, like you guessed He become more confident in class before many people and I really attract what he did, you’re really great dude!

Submitted by masoudahmadzade on Fri, 12/04/2019 - 19:49

My boss is very good. He help me in my new project. I like work with him.

Submitted by sonerik on Fri, 12/04/2019 - 07:32

Yes, of course. I will help in the design drawings.

Submitted by robervanh on Tue, 09/04/2019 - 17:17

Nice lesson. Thank you Learn English Team! I often help other peoples in my job and they help me too. We think that we work in team. It's very good and our day become better.

Submitted by geekane on Tue, 09/04/2019 - 10:31

Thank you for this beginning lesson

Submitted by Maira Miranda … on Mon, 08/04/2019 - 23:03

I like this record. I hope Impruve my listening skill. I need to practice a lot

Submitted by Stanley Alvarez on Mon, 08/04/2019 - 16:59

When I've was in my last job, I helped others to write documents to boss. Sometimes, I was go to a meetings to help with logistic and presentations. Now, when I study, I help to my friends with their task from statistics and math.

Submitted by Alaa on Mon, 08/04/2019 - 12:39

yes. I help other people I support them All times .

Submitted by wallace on Fri, 05/04/2019 - 02:47

The Lesson are very good

Submitted by mehrazin on Wed, 03/04/2019 - 16:59

Hello there i often helped others with their works , whenever my co worker didnt attend at the work place. i d helped him with accepting his replacement . i helped my niece with her homework i helped my mom and dad with shopping and washing the dishes best regards

Submitted by kevinj03 on Wed, 03/04/2019 - 06:15

Yes, I lend my help, when I feel that my work partner needs my help. I usually help in proyects of developer because is my profession and I love to programing. I offer advice and recomendation about the something shouldn't doing.

Submitted by P. Rossy on Wed, 03/04/2019 - 03:21

I help children in the orphanage with their school work

Submitted by ElenaLipina on Tue, 02/04/2019 - 17:06

Yes, I do. I make official documents, give legal consultations, write reports and meet with other people.

Submitted by mehrazin on Tue, 02/04/2019 - 06:34

Dear British council team I tried to help people with their works . for example, i v helped my colleagues when they come across a problem or when they v asked me to be his replacement, i accepted to solve their problems . I v helped my niece with her homework. i v also helped my mom and dad with shopping or washing the dishes. Best wishes and good luck to u all

Submitted by Peter Hubka on Mon, 01/04/2019 - 20:47

Sometimes I help to prepare innovation day´s for our customers.

Submitted by Daniel Frederich on Mon, 01/04/2019 - 17:35

We sometimes need to work with a team e we have tha cooperate to it does a good job.

Submitted by bgarcial on Sun, 31/03/2019 - 19:00

I like to write documentation about my daily activities and IT process in order to have some knowledge base which to be useful to read in the short future. Our workspace have some small documents made by me.

Submitted by Chibs on Sun, 31/03/2019 - 12:10

Nice really....decided to start with the beginner lessons...

Submitted by Kavi on Sun, 31/03/2019 - 03:45

I help to send e-mails & prepare the sample files

Submitted by TP on Sun, 31/03/2019 - 03:45

Yes. I guess I help other people. I help my mum and dad when they need help in the kitchen or in the garden. When someone asks for my idea or recommendation on something or simply any other help, I'm so happy to help them. I am as honest as I can be.

Submitted by krigss91350 on Sat, 30/03/2019 - 06:27

I helped to build a big house to my brother last year.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Fri, 29/03/2019 - 15:59

I very often helped my colleagues with their work, giving them some advices and recommendations; furthermore I supported other people with their courses of study, with private lessons and consultancy relating to graduation thesis.

Submitted by 赵文文 on Fri, 29/03/2019 - 09:24

In company, my all tasks are ensuring Apps working well on different varieties of phones, so i always help developers find out the bugs as much as possible.

Submitted by selva.kumar on Fri, 29/03/2019 - 05:16

This is good one

Submitted by Fercho72 on Thu, 28/03/2019 - 03:32

I help them whit they reports that I know

Submitted by Jlorem00 on Wed, 27/03/2019 - 21:35

Good lesson for me, is easie for to star my listening lessons
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