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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.

Transcripts

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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Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

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

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.

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.

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

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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I never make calls in English

I don`t do calls in English too often. I prefer to email or text. Because it is easier to explain, sometimes the people don`t understand my accent. So if I write is better for understanding and to remember later.

NO,unfortunately i never make phone in English.

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