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 Asni on Thu, 25/06/2020 - 22:27

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Unfortunately, I never make calls in English .

Submitted by Alexander Shev… on Tue, 23/06/2020 - 18:27

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Twice-thrice a year...But it depends of my aims, may be 2-3 times a day)

Submitted by suraj1995b on Fri, 19/06/2020 - 11:18

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I always speak in my native language.

Submitted by LarisaAlp on Sun, 14/06/2020 - 15:30

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I never make a phone conversation in English, because my partners don't speak English. But if my foreign students ask me in English on the phone about something (SMS) I answer them in English too. Unfortunately, it happens very seldom.

Submitted by Teresa Chi on Sat, 13/06/2020 - 13:47

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I never had a phone conversation in English yet. because i don't think that i have enough vocabulary to express mýelf

Submitted by iisrimadanti20 on Fri, 12/06/2020 - 23:14

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I've never make a phone calls in english, because peoples around me not understand that english. but i want to practiced and tried to improve my english skills. ^^

Submitted by Sharif Tayyebi on Wed, 03/06/2020 - 11:10

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In this case, I never call to my friends in English, because they don't understand English. I have a brother who is in India, and sometimes I chat with him in English. I should say that it is the main problem of mine that I don't have an English student partner. If there were somebody, I would prefer to call him/her and speak English. Regards, Tayyebi

Submitted by mouna99 on Mon, 18/05/2020 - 16:16

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I sometimes do phone calls in English with my friends

Submitted by Fatemeh.Najafzadeh on Sun, 17/05/2020 - 02:21

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I’d like to make phone calls in English mostly, but, unfortunately I’m not confident Regarding my English and I think, I won’t have a good conversation In English with other people. That’s why, I occasionally make phone calls for my essential works and I prefer to leave a text instead of phone call.