Listen to a voicemail message and answer the questions to practise your listening skills.

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



Language level

Beginner: A1


Hi all,
I wonder if anyone can help in pointing me in the right direction. My wife is going to be having an English test in August as part of the requirement for joining me in the UK and the test is A1 Speaking and Listening. If any of you have been down a similar path using any of the tools on here, I'll really appreciate your help. Many thanks.

Hello ameensam1

I would recommend our Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills pages at the A1 level. There are also a few more videos in the LearnEnglish Teens Speaking skills section that could be helpful, and our Starting Out video series might also be a good resource. I'd also recommend visiting TakeIELTS, where you can find additional resources that should be helpful. Finally, our social media team posts useful links every day on our Facebook page -- you might find some useful resources there as well.

Good luck to both of you!

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot for the insightful information. Much appreciated.

I have never called anybody in English but recently i joined academy for English learning and i chat in English with my colleagues most of times ..

I have never left a voicemail message to my coworkers. Usually, If there is an urgent thing, my coworker will message me privately by Whatsapp. Then If I have more time, I will call them as soon as possible. But sometimes I only leave a message.

I have never had any experience with a call or voicemail in English. So I think, I need more practice in this field. but in this lesson, I learned useful points. such as:
1) leave a message
2) look forward to hearing

I can learn how to leave the voicemail message.

I leave my collage voice massage or write a memo.

If my colleague is not here for a moment , I will use a note instead of a phone call or a voice message. That is because it might result in a interruption that will produce a pressure for colleague to mess up for tasks. In my opinion, if the task is very urgent and need to complete at first, I will use the phone or message to convey politely.

I leave voicemessage when i need some information about something from someone