Leaving a message

Leaving a message

Listen to someone leaving a message to practise and improve your listening skills.

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

Preparation

Transcript

Jane: Hello, this is the sales department. Jane Solomon speaking.

Peter: Hello, is Maria Fernandez there, please?

Jane: No, I'm sorry. She's not in the office at the moment. She's on her lunch break.

Peter: Oh. Could you take a message, please? Could you tell her that Peter Griffin called?

Jane: Sure. Could you give me your number?

Peter: It's 0-7-4-6-0 double 9-0-1 double 8.

Jane: Thanks. That's 0-7-4-6-0 2-9-0-1-2-8.

Peter: Sorry, no. It's 0-7-4-6-0 9-9-0-1-8-8.

Jane: 9-9-0-1-8-8.

Peter: Yes. Please ask her to call me back, and tell her it's about the PXO project. I need the new project figures.

Jane: The PXO project. Right. I'll give her your message when she comes back to the office.

Peter: Thank you. In case I'm in a meeting when she calls back, can I give you my email address too?

Jane: Of course.

Peter: Great. It's P-E-T-E-R dot G-R-I-F-F-I-N at F-R-E-S-H dot com.

Jane: Can I read that back to you?

Peter: Sure.

Jane: That's P-E-T-E-R dot G-R-I-F-F-I-N at F-R-E-S-H dot com.

Peter: Yes, that's it.

Jane: OK. I'll tell her you called.

Peter: Thank you. Goodbye.

Jane: Goodbye.

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Average: 4.2 (33 votes)

Submitted by Fudhol on Wed, 04/09/2019 - 10:46

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I have never make a call in English because that is difficult to find someone to speak English in here even when calling.
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Submitted by Magedelabd on Sun, 25/08/2019 - 18:33

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I make phone calls in English about twice a month getting a technical support from the manufacture in China .

Submitted by cittàutopica on Sat, 15/06/2019 - 16:35

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I never make phone calls in English, because I don't have any reason to make it.

Submitted by Sarah-njzh on Thu, 23/05/2019 - 09:31

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I also hardly make phone calls in English cause I'm afraid of making mistakes. so I often send email
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Submitted by mtalebi on Fri, 17/05/2019 - 10:13

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I have not make a phone call in English yet. I use email most of the time.

Submitted by Bayram Ozkaya on Wed, 24/04/2019 - 12:59

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I hardly ever make phone calls in English since I can't trust myself well if I make mistakes. So, I prefer to text instead of calling. By the way, thanks for your preparing listening exercises.