Notes at work

Read some short messages to practise and improve your reading skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.

Reading text

Mario called. He wants you to call back before 7 p.m.

Sales meeting this afternoon at 12 noon. Meeting Room 2.

Pens ready for collection between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Jackie is leaving the office at 4 p.m. today. Please remember to lock the doors. The keys are in your drawer.

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Language level

A1 English level (elementary)

Submitted by Youssef Er-rafay on Wed, 08/07/2020 - 18:37

I once leave a note to my mom , and the note get lost , and it was really important , since then I stopped leaving notes on the table or on the fridge , because it may fly and get lost , the best way to leave notes or ask about anything is by using social media , that’s what i daily use to leave notes.

Submitted by Ronake on Tue, 30/06/2020 - 21:53

Usually, I send messages to my co-workers and friends when I want to let them know about something, or ask any information that I need. I think the most appropriate manner is to send messages in the phone or other apps like Viber or What's app. Sometimes notes can be lost, or fly in the office and the person won't be able to get your messages
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Submitted by Hennadii on Wed, 24/06/2020 - 13:50

I rarely leave notes. They may get lost on the table, especially on the cluttered one. I think text messages are more trusted. Of course, if it's urgent I will try to get someone on the phone and don't forget about e-mails. They have a useful option - reminding ))

Submitted by SimbuKrishnan on Fri, 12/06/2020 - 05:10

Firstly, I would prefer to send a text or email and then give a call to remember the person to see the messages

Submitted by Thucuoi on Sat, 06/06/2020 - 10:17

when i can't call someone or in the non-urgent cases, i usually sent text massage on zalo or facebook. I almost don't leave someone a note because i am afraid that they will be lost.
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Submitted by Onur on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 13:45

I would rather leave notes than send text messages. Particularly for work.

Submitted by Shaista on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 12:41

I don't think that I've written note ....basically I prefer to text or call......according to me it's better way to in this time as we wake up first we take a glance on our phones so it's better to text

Submitted by casssioesousa on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 19:08

I prefer to send email message then call.

Submitted by Nyanko Neko on Thu, 21/05/2020 - 15:50

i usually leave messages by email. And then in my freetime i will check all and reply

Submitted by mouna99 on Sat, 16/05/2020 - 17:03

I usually send text messages

Submitted by Muhammad Bagir on Sat, 16/05/2020 - 04:44

i write a message.

Submitted by c.lopes23 on Fri, 15/05/2020 - 01:35

I usually send text messages

Submitted by BOU Hamid on Tue, 12/05/2020 - 00:58

Normally. I like to send text messages for people.

Submitted by jason2295 on Fri, 24/04/2020 - 23:55

I prefer to send a message using my cell phone or leave a text in whatsapp.

Submitted by Djoo on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 07:15

I usually leave messages for people And I aften send them text messages

Submitted by FRANCY JACQUEL… on Tue, 14/04/2020 - 11:55

I usually leave messages by imail or by whathssap, I don't like to leave written notes.

Submitted by Melsaied264 on Sat, 11/04/2020 - 03:18

I normally text messages to my colleagues ,but lately I am leaving notes to them at the office board to keep it formal as some of them deny receiving the messages I send.but if I need them urgent I have to call them
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Submitted by zabiullah on Sun, 05/04/2020 - 16:25

i normally leave massege my colleagues and friends but sometimes i call them if i need them urgendly....actaully when i participate meeting with my boss or clients in this situation take some notes bxz very important...
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Submitted by Berny Herrera on Wed, 25/03/2020 - 17:51

I used to send texts notes when I was a teen, to a girl I used to like a lot. Now, she´s married (not with me) and I don´t use to send text notes but whattsap text messages, email messages and phone messages.
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Submitted by Sergei Baskakov on Tue, 24/03/2020 - 13:25

I always send e-mails or write text messages on social networks to my colleagues

Submitted by pacha809 on Fri, 06/03/2020 - 09:34

When I was manager of a elementary school in the years 1990 to 2005, text messages didn't exist yet. So the majority of communications for the parents or for tne teachers were made oraly or by writing notes.

Submitted by Alaa Basha on Thu, 13/02/2020 - 09:26

I actually I send text using my cell phone. I feel it's more practical than others.
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Submitted by Hajer sea on Tue, 04/02/2020 - 15:43

sometimes I leave a text message or notes massage.
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Submitted by Optimist on Mon, 13/01/2020 - 21:53

I'm send text messages for people

Submitted by shahhoseini on Mon, 30/12/2019 - 13:47

When I leave my house, I usually write a note to my wife and tell her where did I go.
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Submitted by Magedelabd on Wed, 25/12/2019 - 13:34

Actually if I am in work I send emails and send voice messages through the what is up if I am busy . and if the issue is not related to work , i use the what is up , Facebook and so on .
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Submitted by hoailinh on Fri, 08/11/2019 - 02:42

I have just been graduated from University. So, before I used to send a text message for people instead of leave notes. But now, I work in the office and I start leave notes for people in my office. I think we should send a text message for people who we are not sure them return to the office that day. If I were sure that them return to the office that day, I would leave a note for them. Anyway, leaving a note or sending a text message, the ultimate goal is the recipient knows the information when they're not there. So, you can choose either.

Submitted by Hoan Yen on Sat, 19/10/2019 - 06:07

Hi. I'm Yen. I often leave my message by notes or e-mail. When I was in school, I always leave the message for me to remember what things I must do in the day. Besides, I also send a text message to my colleagues to remind them to work and attend the meeting.

Submitted by Abdelmouttalib on Sat, 12/10/2019 - 10:32

I often send messages, it's rarely when i leave notes.

Submitted by Julia Rahma on Thu, 18/07/2019 - 02:44

Sometimes i send a massage or call if there is urgent business

Submitted by Jamileh on Sat, 13/07/2019 - 09:10

I some times leave The massage and send text massage or voice call

Submitted by cittàutopica on Fri, 05/07/2019 - 11:54

Usually I leave messages for my colleagues by phone or by email.

Submitted by Abdo sleem on Tue, 02/07/2019 - 16:14

Normally I leave messages for me to remember me a plan next day but when I need to inform someone of something I sent voice message or text message in WhatsApp , I can know if he saw it or no .

Submitted by chris-kutte on Tue, 02/07/2019 - 06:03

For my colleagues at work I leave notes on the desk. For family and friends I prefer to send text messages because it is the easiest way to communicate.
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Submitted by TP on Sun, 30/06/2019 - 04:06

I sometimes leave messages for people. It happens mostly if I'm on leave. I leave a note if many people to see it. For my family and friends, I usually send text messages.

Submitted by Kavi on Sun, 30/06/2019 - 04:05

I usually leave a message.It's very easy and safety.

Submitted by Praveen kumar on Sat, 15/06/2019 - 10:42

I leave a message it is a better way to convey the information

Submitted by Setareh on Tue, 30/04/2019 - 03:50

I usually send text massage for my manager because maybe he will be in meeting. but for my colleagues in the office I leave note for them on his deck;
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Submitted by mtalebi on Thu, 18/04/2019 - 08:46

I usually send text messages or emails.
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Submitted by MAO on Tue, 09/04/2019 - 13:53

Owing to the prospect of electronic products, I always leave messages by texting or sending emails. Nowadays, everyone gets their phones, accompanying by internet, with them all the time rather than brings notes with them. It is very convenient and environment-friendly to do this.

Submitted by SaraA on Mon, 08/04/2019 - 22:35

Usually, I write a note to my colleagues. I use WhatsApp also for a quick message.
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Submitted by Esther Chinwe on Thu, 28/03/2019 - 11:05

I do leave messages either by text or by sending an email
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Submitted by Stanley Alvarez on Mon, 18/03/2019 - 15:42

I can leave a message two forms: with a text message or with notes, all depends to who I'm going to leave message and situations. For example, when I want to notify my niece about she must prepare salad for lunch, because I'm going to go out the house, I usually leave her a note in kitchen. But, when I want to advert my sister about a job call, I usually send her a text message.

Submitted by Estudent on Fri, 01/03/2019 - 10:36

I leave messages by email or phone.