A phone call from a customer

Listen to the phone call from a customer to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

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

Transcript

Junko: Hello, Junko Mori speaking. How can I help you?

Andrea: Hi, Junko, it's Andrea here from Red Band. I'm calling about our latest order.

Junko: Everything arrived OK, right? We got the delivery confirmation at our end.

Andrea: Yes, everything's fine with the order. I'm calling about the invoice and the payment terms. I need a favour.

Junko: A favour? What do you need?

Andrea: This is a little, er ... difficult, but I need an extension on the payment terms. I know they're usually 30 days, but we're having some cash flow problems. You'd really be helping us out if you could extend it to 60 days.

Junko: I'm not sure if I can do that, Andrea. We've got regulations at our end, and also have to manage our own cash flow.

Andrea: I promise this won't become the norm, Junko. Actually, I also want to place another new order. The same size order as last time. It's for an important customer and they pay on delivery.

Junko: I see. So your cash flow problem will be solved after this new order is delivered.

Andrea: Exactly.

Junko: That sounds good. Hold on, Andrea. Let me see what I can do. Yes, I think we can make an exception this time.

Andrea: That's great, Junko. I appreciate your help.

Junko: And we appreciate your business, Andrea. It works both ways.

Andrea: Thanks again, Junko. Can you send me a quick email confirmation of the payment terms extension?

Junko: Sure, no problem. We're happy to help you.

Andrea: Great. And I'll email you the new order.

Junko: Thanks. I'll keep an eye out for it. Talk to you soon.

Andrea: You too. Goodbye.

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Submitted by Muhamad Aqmal … on Thu, 19/09/2019 - 08:02

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I have completed the following lessons of A Phone Call of a customer.The level that I chose was Intermediate B1 listening

Submitted by thuraiya on Wed, 18/09/2019 - 20:31

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yes i did ,one time there was women needs help with her case and asked me to help her and give her legal advice for free and i accept it.

Submitted by Haiza Supian on Tue, 17/09/2019 - 09:13

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I have completed the following lessons of A student Discussion, Phone Call From Customer, and Making a Decision. The level that I chose was Intermediate B1 Listening.

Submitted by KhaleefRosely on Tue, 17/09/2019 - 09:12

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" I have completed the following lessons of A phone call from customer . The level that I chose was Intermediate B1 Listening.

Submitted by aina fatin amierah on Tue, 17/09/2019 - 08:39

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I have completed the following lessons of A student Discussion, A weather Forecast, and Making a Decision. The level that I chose was Intermediate B1 Listening."

Submitted by fatin sahira on Tue, 17/09/2019 - 08:36

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I have completed the following lessons of Meeting an old friend, A phone call from a customer, and Arriving late to class. The level that I chose was Intermediate B1 Listening.

Submitted by Siti Aida on Tue, 17/09/2019 - 08:32

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I have completed the following lessons of A phone call from a customer, Arriving late to class, Meeting an old friend. The level that I choose was Intermediate B1 Listening.

Submitted by ani atiqah on Tue, 17/09/2019 - 08:06

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I have completed the following lessons of A phone call from a customer, meeting an old friend and a student discussion. The level that I chose was Intermediate B1 Listening.

Submitted by Haiza Supian on Tue, 17/09/2019 - 08:02

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I have completed the following lessons of A student Discussion, A weather Forecast, and Making a Decision. The level that I chose was Intermediate B1 Listening.

Submitted by hafizatul on Tue, 17/09/2019 - 07:52

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I have completed the following lessons of A student Disscussion,A weather Forecast,and Making a Decision. The level that I chose was Intermediate B1 Listening.