A voicemail message

A voicemail message

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.



John: Hi, this is John. Thanks for calling. I'm not here at the moment, so please leave a message and I'll call you back.

Marina: Hi, John, this is Marina Silva calling from Old Time Toys. Your colleague Alex gave me your phone number. She said you can help me.

I need some information on your new products. Could you please call me when you are back in the office? My phone number is 0-2-0-8, 6-5-5-7-6-2-1.

Also, can you please email me your new brochure and information about your prices? My email address is Marina, that's M-A-R-I-N-A, dot Silva, S-I-L-V-A, at O-L-D-T-I-M-E hyphen toys dot com.

Thanks a lot. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Submitted by gulsahk on Sun, 14/04/2019 - 14:47

how can i dowland this listening
Hello gulsahk I'm not sure what browser or device you are using, but on most, you must either right-click or press and hold until a small menu opens. There you should have an option to save the audio as an mp3 file. All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by sonerik on Fri, 12/04/2019 - 08:26

Not yet, because I'm just learning English right now.
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Submitted by farouk sed on Tue, 09/04/2019 - 14:58

No i usally do that ,but when i see the time its not good for calling someone like at lat night houre or someone maybe busy or at work ...etc i leave to him Written message not voicemessage

Submitted by Wahiba on Tue, 09/04/2019 - 07:52

I make phone call in English every time I am in holidays a call the reception desk to ask for information or to complain. I also call restaurants to make reservations, but I never leave a message in English. So I try to translate the message I left to my friend 3 days a go « Hi nadia! Warda an me have been invited to celebrate the tree day at Bouchaoui park would you join us ? Pleas response me.»

Submitted by cittàutopica on Tue, 02/04/2019 - 18:12

Do you ever make phone calls or leave voicemail messages in English? No, I've never made phone calls in English, but I've sometimes left voicemail messages in English.
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Submitted by mehrazin on Tue, 02/04/2019 - 08:29

Dear British council Team we like to make phone calls with our foreign guests in our hotel as they make them feel relax so during their stay they feel that some one is get ready to be as a kindly assistant for everything and to be a guide for them . we give them some recommendations such as introducing the most important see-sights ,and the best museums , mausoleums aswell and also the shrines of the famous scientists and poets, in order to help them both to choose the tourist points and to help them to save their times . our concierge part in our hotel send them emails but i never left voicemail messages in English poets . we have concierge part in our hotel, they send the guests emails but i v never leave voicemail messages in English. many thanks to the perfect british council Team Love you all With best wishes