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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Submitted by Ward’s mom on Fri, 15/05/2020 - 05:35

That’s right

Submitted by Akbarhuja on Thu, 14/05/2020 - 04:03

This listening is useful to improve your listening skill

Submitted by Layth710 on Wed, 13/05/2020 - 21:18

Hello. I want download the vice so plz tell me how ?

Submitted by Kirk on Thu, 14/05/2020 - 07:16

In reply to by Layth710


Hello Layth710

If you're using a computer, you can right-click on the audio player and choose the 'Save As' option to download the audio to your computer. I believe it's also possible on some mobiles and tablets, but how exactly you do it depends on the browser and operating system.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by daniarsi on Wed, 13/05/2020 - 16:56

yes, I had tried to help with my skills, for example to my classmathes when they do not understand excercises of math... I belive that I good at in that

Submitted by Milena1 on Tue, 12/05/2020 - 23:15

Yes. I always had been hep others friends, studenst, family, coworkers, first, becuase my father taught me to be supportive and also because I think ttat knowledge is to share it.

Submitted by Niloofar on Tue, 12/05/2020 - 17:47

Sometime in worktime, when my coworker have many tasks and don't have enough time, I help her to do their job. Like archive the documents and write report for our managers.

Submitted by Val Ram on Tue, 12/05/2020 - 04:46

Sometimes people request my help with Excel formulas, agreements, and usually they feel confident with any kind of help received from myself because it means efficacy

Submitted by German_svg on Tue, 12/05/2020 - 04:24

I usually do it myself. Only sometimes i ask my boss for help.

Submitted by Sahar ahmed ma… on Tue, 12/05/2020 - 04:19

Yes ,l help my mom in ckitchen to prepare lunch when i return from hospital .

Submitted by Hussam Hassan … on Tue, 12/05/2020 - 03:24

Yes I usually help my colleagues to finish the Inspection on the machines and some time I help them to write reports

Submitted by Hasnae Kh on Tue, 12/05/2020 - 02:03

yes, of course, I help always everyone, for example, my colleagues at work always ask me how you can do it because I am very intelligent in accounting even though I left the job, they always called me and asked me about the accounts

Submitted by joanna-liu on Mon, 11/05/2020 - 05:33

Yes i do, I usually help my mother-in-law cook dinner, she will very happy and the dinner will be delicious.

Submitted by Raimbek on Mon, 11/05/2020 - 03:38

I usually help my parents, clean the house, cooking and going to the supermarket for foods

Submitted by MarceloCoelho on Sun, 10/05/2020 - 16:10

I usuly help other people, even becouse, I am the boss and my job is that. I direct, retreat doubts e help in the conduction some matter.

Submitted by Altyeb on Sun, 10/05/2020 - 14:47

Yes , l do , I help my friends to practise skills of English language and prepare the tasks in our work... thanks
Good peolpe , i am the same you... i help to my teammates and my classmates everyday

Submitted by Cilla Fahik on Sun, 10/05/2020 - 09:58

Not everyday but sometimes I often help my friends to do their homework or duty when they can't understand well, and I personally I will be happy when I can help my friends finish their homework

Submitted by Sharif Tayyebi on Sat, 09/05/2020 - 21:47

It is so important to help other people especially when you are at work. Most of jobs need to participate all colleagues and we should do it as a team. If we don't then we cannot succeed in these types of jobs.

Submitted by Eternal78 on Sat, 09/05/2020 - 18:26

Why not, I usually help my colleagues to do their work when they're busy. I'm very friendly and useful, but some people gives all of their work to other. You must very carful in life.

Submitted by Nahidtahani on Fri, 08/05/2020 - 11:48

Everyday i help my College at work. Because it help me to be better than before and be help another be improve and grown in theri work

Submitted by ambastos on Thu, 07/05/2020 - 20:27

Oh, yes. Every time a can help someone I do this at work.

Submitted by feyarita on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 20:16

I never help people with their work. But sometimes i can give an advise.

Submitted by Hello from Russia on Mon, 04/05/2020 - 19:17

Yes of course. I usually help other people with their work.

Submitted by Bignon on Sun, 03/05/2020 - 17:30

I help my sister to cook, and always help my husband to take care because I don't have time to do eat.

Submitted by Muhammad Murad on Sun, 03/05/2020 - 07:56

Yes I help them whenever I see there's some space in my work I use that free time to help them

Submitted by Nam on Sun, 03/05/2020 - 05:09

I helped my team's leader do some tasks in the past. In detail, I helped him prepare a checklist for new our project also examining the drawing and fix it.

Submitted by Maria Teresa B… on Sat, 02/05/2020 - 04:38

Hola a todos, me salio un mensaje que captcha, creo que ingrese dos veces mis datos al sistema, por favor lo pueden revisar ya que me asusté mucho, por el mensaje que me llego al correo, dice que complete los datos de facturación, pero se supone que este es un curso gratuito, por favor revisar, muchas gracias

Submitted by bahareh.shahrivar on Fri, 01/05/2020 - 12:50

I always helped everyone that they need to help. like my friends, my husband and etc. I into computer and searched about it all the time.

Submitted by Elhamshojaei on Fri, 01/05/2020 - 12:40

yes.I do I help my boss everyday. because, he is old. he doesn't prepare his presentation about problems to head managers.

Submitted by Fatemeh.Najafzadeh on Fri, 01/05/2020 - 02:35

Yes, I do. I help my friends as much as I can. Recently my friend’s boy was born and I was cooking verity of foods for a few days to help her in her housework.

Submitted by Tatiana Camaj on Wed, 29/04/2020 - 21:05

I have helped my grandmother use Skype and now she can call me and see me !!!

Submitted by Ahmed Magdy on Wed, 29/04/2020 - 11:37

Lovely Start :) good team

Submitted by Angélique on Mon, 27/04/2020 - 08:49

I help my father for write, forward, add documents in the email and to use scanner. I write a help support. Now he can do it alone.

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Sat, 25/04/2020 - 10:17

I help my friend to prepare presentation.Also she help me to write essay.

Submitted by Cristhopher on Sat, 25/04/2020 - 00:35

Since the university and now, at work, people always ask me for help, but for me is ok because I like teaching and helping other people. They ask for help with customers, projects, Microsoft Excel and even, with some issues in their smartphones. For me is good because when I don´t know something, I always start asking my colleagues or looking for it on internet. Whenever I have a problem or a question, I need to find a solution for it. Always!

Submitted by Titi on Fri, 24/04/2020 - 20:05

Hi everyone, first iam very happy to be one of learner on that site, it is very helpfull for our self developpment in English language apart from that iam a trainer of English language and through this audio i come to learn how to request a task to someone and will also request some activities to my student finally i keep learning thank you for all the good job.

Submitted by JTEROBA on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 13:36

Sometimes I have to correct customer´s names when they are wrong. A lot of consignments are made from United States to Mexico and Central America.

Submitted by Eduardo José d… on Wed, 22/04/2020 - 00:44

I can help the persons offer my services of the Uber driven

Submitted by Mary78 on Tue, 21/04/2020 - 17:08

I always help my collegues..

Submitted by Emirito on Tue, 21/04/2020 - 14:38

Yes I do. People come to me to ask about subjects in molecular Biology, give them books, clarification of doubts. Sometimes, people request some reagents and lab equipments.

Submitted by Jankin on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 18:52

Hi guys, I’m a new member here and i need some help, I wanna know from where I have to start. I will be grateful to anyone who comments

Hi Jankin,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! We have a Getting Started section which should help you to familiarise yourself with the site:



LearnEnglish is a place to treat more like a library than a course. You can look for certain things you want to practise such as different skills or parts of language, or you can look for certain topics which interest you, or you can find interesting video, audio or written series to follow. You can also look for material at a given level. It really depends on you and what you want or need to work on.



The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by DANIELAE on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 17:44

I usually try to be avaliable for them when they require help in their functions.

Submitted by Sahr on Sun, 19/04/2020 - 16:18

we must help everyone. always I help any person need to help.
Hello! I am Christian. May you tell me how help you someone? What did you do for that person?

Submitted by Ronake on Fri, 17/04/2020 - 23:58

I used to help my friend and other students during university with exams and specific subjects. Now days I always ask my colleagues after I finish my jobs, is there anything that I can do for you ? and I'm helping them with simple tasks.

Submitted by Shafayat Noor on Fri, 17/04/2020 - 23:53

Yes.. I do help the people! I often help my classmates with my fairly written lecture notes.

Submitted by Aisha Mohammed… on Thu, 16/04/2020 - 18:49

we must help everyone. always I help any person need to help.
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