A voicemail message

Listen to a voicemail message and answer the questions to practise your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Transcript

John: Hi, this is John. Thanks for calling. I'm not here at the moment, so please leave a message and I'll call you back.

Marina: Hi, John, this is Marina Silva calling from Old Time Toys. Your colleague Alex gave me your phone number. She said you can help me.

I need some information on your new products. Could you please call me when you are back in the office? My phone number is 0-2-0-8, 6-5-5-7-6-2-1.

Also, can you please email me your new brochure and information about your prices? My email address is Marina, that's M-A-R-I-N-A, dot Silva, S-I-L-V-A, at O-L-D-T-I-M-E hyphen toys dot com.

Thanks a lot. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Submitted by Sofía02 on Thu, 16/06/2022 - 02:49

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No, i only call and if the person is not found i do not leave a voice message.

Submitted by najib.oulhouch on Sat, 04/06/2022 - 00:46

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always i make a phone calls,if they didn't answer me, i finished my call.

Submitted by SABAD MOHAMED on Thu, 02/06/2022 - 08:53

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yes, I left voicemail messages when I was in the meeting.

Submitted by Mm1111 on Wed, 01/06/2022 - 17:37

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Rarelly, I left a voicemessage when I was studing english in a academy but this was around three years ago.

Submitted by Kasseopia on Sun, 29/05/2022 - 14:55

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Hi, everyone!
According to me, I have some calls in English in my life. It was excited and interested. After calling I feel gorgeous about myself. Unfortunately, I never leave voicemail messages in English and it’s a good idea to do it.

Submitted by AngDor on Thu, 26/05/2022 - 04:42

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No, currently I don't make phone calls or leave voicemail messages

Submitted by ssudhakar208 on Tue, 24/05/2022 - 12:51

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I used to do it, when my onsite counter part is sleeping. We have had an agreement(mutual) to wake him up when i am leaving my shift

Submitted by josselyngal on Thu, 19/05/2022 - 03:49

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No, I dont even leave voicemail messages when people dont answer me the phone

Submitted by khaled67 on Wed, 11/05/2022 - 19:04

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No.Neither I have made phone calls nor leave voicemail messages in English.

Submitted by alice2022 on Tue, 10/05/2022 - 11:02

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I enjoy this course.

Submitted by walaafathi on Sun, 08/05/2022 - 03:08

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thanks a lot, I enjoyed that.

Submitted by Geo°Mich° on Fri, 06/05/2022 - 09:58

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No.Neither I have made phone calls nor leave voicemail messages in English.

Submitted by Mstfamhmod on Wed, 04/05/2022 - 21:29

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No , i didn't do it before

Submitted by SetarehS on Sat, 23/04/2022 - 16:15

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No, I didn't do that.

Submitted by Souhaïb MGHARBI on Sat, 23/04/2022 - 15:55

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Yes of course, I usually have the chance to make phone calls with my friends from different countries arround the world, but I rarely use voicemail messages just text message highly used.

Submitted by brahim.bouguendoura on Thu, 21/04/2022 - 09:42

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i généraly leave text message, not a voice message.

Submitted by OlgaBut on Wed, 20/04/2022 - 12:38

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Sometimes I have to talk on the phone in English. My English isn't very good so it's difficult for me to talk it on the phone.

Submitted by Dorothea on Wed, 20/04/2022 - 08:45

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I cannot play the audio; something is wrong Please help me to play the audio.

Hello Dorothea,

Yes, we're having technical problems with our audio and will have it working again as soon as we can.

I'm very sorry for the inconvenience.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Nori on Sun, 17/04/2022 - 23:21

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No. I usually make phone calls in Japanese in private. But on the other hand, our company is very multicultural, and some non-Japanese people can't speak Japanese. Therefore I must use English in my work and use message chat as long as possible.

Submitted by badboyzz on Thu, 14/04/2022 - 12:32

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I don't rarely make phone call in English because We sometimes connect to İnternational people.

Submitted by cuongbattu on Tue, 12/04/2022 - 15:37

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No, because it not popular in my country

Submitted by Boris Singh Khumujam on Sat, 09/04/2022 - 15:15

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I enjoy this course.

Submitted by Mahmoud Khalil on Wed, 06/04/2022 - 12:22

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No, I have never tried to

Submitted by itamar on Sat, 19/03/2022 - 19:00

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Not yet it but I want to do it soon, is it my answer correct?

Hi itamar,

It looks good but delete 'it' after 'Not yet'. :)

Actually, we don't generally correct users' comments here, but if you have a question about something, feel free to post it here and we'll try to help!

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Mon, 14/03/2022 - 23:12

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Yes, I have left a voice mail message in English.

Submitted by haroonsateer on Tue, 01/03/2022 - 11:40

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Yes, I made lots of calls in which i talked i English with my teachers, classmates and friends, but I did not put any voice message in English yet. I got the idea to put voice message in English for friends and classmates to improve my English.

Submitted by vivi_gloor94 on Wed, 23/02/2022 - 21:37

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Yes, of course .. I leave messages , videocalls or voice messages for my friends in english. It's very interesting for me! :-)

Submitted by Irena Gorak on Thu, 10/02/2022 - 17:59

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I never leave any voicemail or something like this. When something is urgent I call a phone letter or write a message about calling

Submitted by khaled.alabbasy on Sat, 22/01/2022 - 12:31

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why it does not work?

Hello khaled.alabbasy,

I've checked the page and everything seems to be working correctly, so I can only assume that your problem is a local one related to the device you're using, your internet settings or your local provider. I suggest accessing the page on a different device to see if you are experiencing compatibility issues. Sometimes certain devices (mobile devices in particular) have problems with certain pages.

Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Ibrahimmuteferrika on Sun, 16/01/2022 - 16:04

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No, I never made it. Because, I just needed English to use when I was doing waiterness. So, I didn't study anybody to make a communication with English. I just got ne English voice message from my English teacher which was about my question. That's it.

Submitted by jmajo on Thu, 13/01/2022 - 14:18

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No I didn't, at least not many often as I would like to practise my English, I sometimes receive phone calls from people who speak English though. Most of the times I need to write emails in English to customers and suppliers but I rarely need to call them.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!

Submitted by Ahmed_Abouelazm on Fri, 31/12/2021 - 12:14

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i do, but these days we use smart apps to send a voice message

Submitted by mamalirezaenglish on Wed, 29/12/2021 - 12:19

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I've never leave voice message or call somebody in English. Because I don't have a friend who is fluent in English.

Submitted by Mahmoud Erakey on Tue, 28/12/2021 - 14:15

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I always reply with an Email

Submitted by Albert73 on Sat, 25/12/2021 - 22:23

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I'd rather answer emails than calls

Submitted by chan_official on Thu, 23/12/2021 - 10:15

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To be honest I had never speak English either in phone calls or voice mails.
When someone speaks in English in phone calls, I struggled a lot to answer them.

Submitted by Thein Htet Zaw on Wed, 22/12/2021 - 08:27

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Not always, I use my phone call message in Burmese because I am a burmese but sometimes I make a make a call in English maybe.

Submitted by Muhammed Nasht on Tue, 21/12/2021 - 09:36

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I did not make it in English but you encourage me now to do it but I do not have friends who speak English so what can I do?

Submitted by zehrizer on Thu, 16/12/2021 - 13:52

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Do you ever make phone calls or leave voicemail messages in English?

in turkey no one uses voicemail message. actually ı wonder what it is like to leave a voicemessage.
when ı was member one of the english learning program we used to talk the teacher on skyp in english.

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Submitted by FreelancerSabbir on Thu, 09/12/2021 - 11:07

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I make phone calls and voice mail in English when I practice English with other people.
But usually, I make phone calls and voice mail in Bangla because I live in Bangladesh.

Thanks for reading my comment <3