Sammy chats up Julia at Tom's party. What does he get from her?





Yes, I have. I do it often for my job. I say: "Could you give me your phone number, please"

Yes, I asked some of my colleagues their numbers, they was so kind because they give it to me.

I asked them that do you have mobile numbers?

When asking the partner's job, I learned to say "what do you do?" or"what's your occupation?".. in this dialog, he asked "what's your job?"

Hello Inha,

Both of the sentences you learned are also correct. I'd say 'What do you do?' is probably the most common of the three.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Well, Sammy was in a hurry to be friends with Julia. He soon jumped at asking her if she is married or not. I dare say to him "Don't make haste, you can enjoy talking with her more slowly!" If I were Sammy, I'd ask Julia what she likes to do in her free time or if she likes to introduce her family members, etc.

Hi, I am from Viet Nam.

yes, I did. I ask them for their mobile number

I cannot ask the people about their phones numbers unless I have relation with them ..job relation, friends. .or I have to have specific reason to ask them.

If I was instead of Julia I will let Sammy to try again to have my phone number !

In my country we exchange telephone numbers all the time, especially through service and business contacts. We call ourselves little and we use the WhatsApp application a lot because it is cheaper.