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Pre-intermediate: A2


I seldom make phone calls in English before. Lately, I have an English course so I sometimes call my English teacher when I need her help to explain the lessons.

I have never done it before. But current, I have a class to talk with a native speaker, we have a lesson twice a week by video call. And I think it is affected when has a phone call in English every week that makes my skills improve better, I can talk with them like two friends, in nature and no worry

Dear team.
From the audio above:
Peter: It's 0-7-4-6-0 double 9-0-1 double 8.
He spells 'it's ou seven four.....'
Why not???
'it's zero seven four six.....'
As we know:
O (ou) is character
0 (zero) is number.
Thank you for explanation and answer.

Hi fahri,

Yes, you could say the number as 'zero seven four ...'. But it's very common to say 'oh' instead of 'zero' in everyday use (e.g. phone numbers, house or flat numbers, or room numbers).

In maths or science, zero is usually used (e.g. 0.7 = 'zero point seven').

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

I have never made phone calls but I write messages by e-mail.

Actually, I've never done it before. I had some job interviews in English. Successful by the way )) I've been on a bunch of speaking classes with some native speakers. But I've never ever called somebody to talk in English. I think it would be tough if the truth be known. I don't feel confident with my speaking and listening skills yet. That's why I'm here to improve my skills and become more fluent in your language. I hope I do it right and my goal is near ))

Never lol. I have no security for this

I rarely make a English phone call. Just some special occasion that I call some foreigner friend to give wishes....

Never. Last week, I had an interview in English. It was so hard.

I made many phone calls by messenger app or what's up and massages exchange through Facebook app, especially in currently time because of coronavirus we must to stay at home.

Now I'm talk to my best friend is (Tawfiq Raja)