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: 4.1 (30 votes)

Submitted by shahhoseini on Mon, 27/01/2020 - 14:44

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Unfortunately, I have never called anyone in English so far and no one has phoned me.

Submitted by MaryaSun on Mon, 27/01/2020 - 14:28

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I don't do very often english call, because i am italian and i most of my friends are italian. But i have some foreign friends. I usually send them messages..and i have never called them, but sometimes i send them vocal messages. So i can improve my english language.

Submitted by Dariusz on Mon, 20/01/2020 - 01:40

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I don't make phone calls in English if it doesn't necessary, because I don't feel confident about speak english. If I good remember I had one phone call in English, it was informal, I talked with my friend.

Submitted by john098 on Sat, 18/01/2020 - 05:47

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hmm .. i'm a Vietnamese. So i haven't got so much foreign friends.... but Sometime i tried to make some friends on facebook... and it went quite well... from that, every day i could improve my English skills ...
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Submitted by Alina Okt. on Wed, 27/11/2019 - 20:14

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Sometimes, not phone calls but skype. So I practice my speaking English. If you want we can chat too, write to me)
Hello, i'm dydy. I practice english course on this site and i want to improuve my english.so can we be friends?! Thans very much.
Hi Alina. I am from Italy. I am practicing my English here. I wanna improve my speaking and listening skills. If you want, we can contact with you via `---------------`.
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Submitted by Kirk Moore on Fri, 10/01/2020 - 06:19

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Hello albert9315

It's great that you want to practise your English, but I'm afraid our House rules don't allow you to share the kind of personal information required to contact another user. This is for legal reasons -- sorry for the inconvenience!

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by f.agadr on Wed, 13/11/2019 - 13:17

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f.agadr I sometimes make phone calls in English