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

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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 vuhoap on Tue, 02/11/2021 - 13:29

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I have never made phone calls in English. Because my English listening and speaking is so bad. So, I am not enough to be confident to communicate by English language.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Wed, 06/10/2021 - 06:29

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No, I never leave a message in English. I live a message in hindi. I write message in English.

Submitted by ENGLISHMAN on Mon, 27/09/2021 - 09:43

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leaving message in case you didn't get direct answer from person or whatever you want it isn't my preferred(favorite) way in dallying with unanswered calls for that I just hang up that call and try again later.

Submitted by KATIELLE RAIAN… on Thu, 22/07/2021 - 09:20

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I almost never make calls in English because I have difficulty speaking and understanding English.

Submitted by karinaelizabeth on Fri, 07/05/2021 - 23:32

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Until now I never have left a message in English because I din't have the oportunity yet, nevertheless when I hear some conversation in english I pay a lot of attention trying to understand more.

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Sun, 18/04/2021 - 03:08

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I seldom make a phone call in English these days. When I was in other country I had to make phone calls. it was difficult and bothered me a lot.

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Tue, 13/04/2021 - 23:13

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1 Hello 2 Yes, what do you want? 1 Sorry, can I hear Milisa, please. 2 She is not here now, she has a lunch. 1 Oy, so could you take a message for her? 2 Of course. 1 Please, tell to her, that Mikhail called, and ask about new project that she should sent to me. 2 All right, I will tell to her. 1 Thank you, good bye 2 Bye

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Tue, 13/04/2021 - 05:43

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No I don't make phone calls in English. I can easily explain things in my language. In this time I'm learning English.

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