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 MMC on Sun, 31/05/2020 - 20:04

hi.. every one, leaving a voicemail message is not something easy in English language when you are thinking about how your words gonna be right and how the person will get it, so mostly i don,t like it for that purpose, and even one time ago i tried in my language to tell my callers who ever they are and i said like this " i'm sorry my be i'm sleeping right now so call me back " and i realized that my dad is gonna call me while my phone is out of the service and its a day or time of school and this message will hear him though my dad always was a cussing me i'm kind of lazy who is always on the bed, so i deleted and till that day don,t do voicemail message again.

Submitted by MoutazAlotaibe on Sun, 31/05/2020 - 05:41

Hi Everybody. I like to call in directly, because I am afraid when I use voicemail the person himself can't know what I'm saying exactly. Also the voicemail it's not our habit in my country, so we like calling directly.

Submitted by Mamta Gusain on Sat, 30/05/2020 - 12:22

Yes, I make calls to the customers regarding their complaints. Sometimes when customers are busy, i leave a voice message introducing myself, purpose of call and also ask customer to call us back on the given number.

Submitted by Liswatun Naimah on Sat, 30/05/2020 - 11:39

ooh got, i like the excercise, because help me to study english step by step. But, I'm sorry if my english so bad
This website is really helpful for me. Study material is oderly here so, you cannot waste your time to finding things, hopefully I will learn lots of good english from this site. Thanks a lot!!!

Submitted by Andres Armando on Sat, 30/05/2020 - 02:25

Yes. I have left a voicemail in english. Usually I practice my english with other persons then when they are busy and my informationt is importan for them I try to leave a voice note.

Submitted by msisteryvonne on Fri, 29/05/2020 - 16:33

I make phone calls and chats but not yet leaving a voicemail

Submitted by Nafis Mahdi Basunia on Wed, 27/05/2020 - 17:54

Yes! I've made phone calls with my friend in English.

Submitted by amal.araia on Wed, 27/05/2020 - 00:54

No, It scared me, because my English listening skill is very bad.
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Submitted by Ivanox76 on Fri, 22/05/2020 - 07:10

Hello everyone! I try to not leave message when I call somebody, because I prefer speak directly wit the person. So if he in not in his office, I try later.