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.

Task 1

Task 2


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Submitted by Karan Narang on Wed, 24/06/2020 - 04:30

This is great listening exercise to improve brain memory even though I forget because of I am not sharp in memory to keep soon in my mind but I will get gradually.
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Submitted by Caterina Siligardi on Sat, 20/06/2020 - 16:57

No,I didn't. I think I would be embarrassed,if it happen. I'm silly, I know. But it's so that.

Submitted by Ragdaalamin on Fri, 19/06/2020 - 00:33

never at all .but i wish after improve my self in english . i can do

Submitted by joshnamep on Thu, 18/06/2020 - 14:42

I come from Vietnam and I have never use voicemail here for it is only popular these days and we always have our phones with us. I just want to talk directly to anyone so if they are not there, I will call back after.

Submitted by Martha Bessa on Thu, 18/06/2020 - 00:15

I am always doing calls because I am a bank attendant and a need to talk with my clientes.
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Submitted by Hennadii on Tue, 16/06/2020 - 19:20

I've never left a voice message in any language. Actually, I don't like this kind of communication at all. I don't think nowadays you need to disturb people with voice messages. Just write text message via Viber or Skype or Telegram any other messager.
you've got my point, let's imagine after along day, you come back home and receive a bunch of voice messages include for boss :))

Submitted by Khaled Thrwat Idrees on Sat, 13/06/2020 - 14:39

Unfortunately I didn't that , I will do this today .
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Submitted by Basar Huzni on Sat, 06/06/2020 - 13:15

Hi, This is Basar Huzni. Yes, many times I'm doing it, Because I am a teacher of mathematics when I going to my lecture, I do not take my phone, And when I wanna call anyone I leave him a voice message. And finally, I wanna tell the British Council thankyou so much, For helping with us.