A voicemail message

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.



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 MABCAN on Mon, 11/12/2023 - 22:39


Of course, I made a voicemail many times. For example but not as limitation, In July, 2023. I tried to call the Canadian visa center in Algiers, ask them about the state of my visitor visa, because it's a long time I didn't get any updates about it on my account , but unfortunately anyone respond me, So I left the following voicemail:
[ Dear Embassador
My name is Hosam Yahia, My passport number is 099881234567, and my visa application number is adv$3246@#&3.
The last update of my visa application was in January,18,2023. Since this date I did not receive any updates.
I just need some information about it as soon as possible. Please call me back at 000000334555,or email me at Yahoo@gmail.com
Yours sincerely]

Submitted by SHYRAILY on Mon, 11/12/2023 - 01:22


No I’ve never made phone calls in English

Submitted by lilia12 on Thu, 07/12/2023 - 18:16


I never did it in english but I make a voicemail message in arbic and french.

Submitted by Dark Space on Mon, 04/12/2023 - 10:10


No, I don't because It's not popular in my country.
We usually leave a text message or call be back later.

Submitted by dkythien4 on Tue, 21/11/2023 - 08:40


Do you ever make phone calls or leave voicemail messages in English?
No I don't.

Submitted by ahmedadde70 on Mon, 20/11/2023 - 16:30


Yeah really! I have made it more times because when the person you wents will be necessary for you, so if he didn’t answer your call may be he is busy so you should have to leave a voicemail, i made it more.

Submitted by muhammed7 on Sat, 11/11/2023 - 09:02


can anyone explaine ro me the different between
can - could
for example ..
can you help me
could you help me
what is the different ?

Hello muhammed7,

Both of those sentences are correct. The one with 'could' is a little more polite, but in informal situations 'can' is also just fine.

You can read a lot more about 'can' and 'could' on the following pages.

As you can see, we use both of these words a lot in English!

Please let us know if you have any more questions on any of those pages.

Best wishes,
LearnEnglish team