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Changing a meeting time

Listen to two colleagues arranging a meeting to practise and improve your listening skills.

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



Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


At the end of this month we are attending a big conference through the platform China paper- making Association. Our company participate this conference every year.
Usually we need a month to prepare for it. Since we have a stall during the show time, we have to design the stall pattern and lightbox posts. It is really a tough time for the propagandist as the patterns have to be changed all the time so as to meet the manager's satisfaction.
While it would a little leisure during the conference time, you could meet some potential friends talking about the special field you are working.

I don't remember i arrange any meetings because i still didn't get that position to do so in my work feild,I only attend ones hopfully soon will be. family meetings i so good to do because it's always be fun even when it is seriose .

I'm going to arrange an urgent business meeting that is advantaged. First of all, I'm really appreciate you that lessons are useful and grate I love you British council

often i think the meeting in my company very bored due to lake of team soul and i do not find any advantage from this meeting and our boss could not manage the meeting with right way, i make some suggestions to get the meeting helpful to us but no one give me his ears.

These days, I'm attending online meetings through platform Zoom. The aim of these daily meetings is to improve our English skills by discussing the different topics and to kill some time. We arrange the meeting one day before and we make sure to set the right time for all of the participants, so everyone could join the meeting. In a normal situation, when I had a job, usually we had a meeting every day when we discussed how to manage our time for accomplishing our tasks. Sometimes meetings can be boring and not necessary, especially morning meetings can ruin your day.

I every day have meetings, at least 3 times a day, some of them are permanent every week and others are arrange depending on many situations and how critical is it. All-time we program the meeting depending on the availability time of the whole team.

I worked as a quality laboratory supervisor in a pharmaceutical company so I usually have meetings with laboratory technicians, section managers, and laboratory equipment suppliers. These are planned monthly or weekly meetings about developing plans and timelines to assure analytical support. But sometimes I also have unplanned meetings about the problems in the laboratory. So I always organize my work time strickly to meet the requirements of my position.

I want to know what should we prepare for a meeting?

Hello Jerome NR,

There are so many different kinds of meetings, I'm afraid it's quite difficult to give any advice without knowing more. You might try searching the internet on this topic to get some ideas.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

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