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 Khaled Thrwat Idrees on Sat, 13/06/2020 - 14:39

Unfortunately I didn't that , I will do this today .
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Submitted by Basar Huzni on Sat, 06/06/2020 - 13:15

Hi, This is Basar Huzni. Yes, many times I'm doing it, Because I am a teacher of mathematics when I going to my lecture, I do not take my phone, And when I wanna call anyone I leave him a voice message. And finally, I wanna tell the British Council thankyou so much, For helping with us.

Submitted by MAE on Fri, 05/06/2020 - 05:36

Not really. I always make phone calls to book the taxiI or getting through some issues about my bank account. But I haven't left any voicemail in English.

Submitted by Patricia Rocha Ramos on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 15:56

Never. I don't usually leave messages, I prefer to speak in person
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Submitted by Onur on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 15:47

Yes I do. I speak in order to improve my speaking skill. I participate speaking clubs and also use apps.

Submitted by Asni on Wed, 03/06/2020 - 22:03

No, I don't know people whose mother tongue is English so I never had that opportunity. I used to write emails in English to my professors but never made phone calls. Well, I remember I did a call once but that was a wrong number so the conversation was very short, no more than a few words.

Submitted by huynhtrongvinh789 on Wed, 03/06/2020 - 14:37

I seldom use a voicemail or leave a message, I like to prefer to call in person. Besides, Leave a message is not a habit in my country.

Submitted by Hanizara on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 09:02

I don't use a voicemail to leave a message or when someone call me either. because I prefer to text them and keep in chat then to talk directly on the phone.

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.