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 Evandro Diniz on Wed, 05/06/2019 - 20:14

No, unfortunatelly I don't make phone calls in English. Maybe someday I will. Talking about the record, I'm 100% sure that Marina Silva, the character and the actress herself, are Brasilians. ;-)

Hello Evandro

Yes, you are right! Good observation!

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Agata2021 on Mon, 03/06/2019 - 09:19

I have never make phone calls and leave voicemail massages in English but I want to try.

Submitted by Hasankoysor on Mon, 20/05/2019 - 20:06

No, I did not face this kind of activity

Submitted by prem_translator on Mon, 13/05/2019 - 09:29

Is there only 1 lesson in the voicemail section?
Hello prem_translator In this section (Listening at the A1 level), this is the only audio message, but there are similar listenings in the other listening levels (A2, B1, B2, C1) -- for example, https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/pre-intermediate-a2-listening/invitation-party . All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Nway Oo Kalayar on Fri, 10/05/2019 - 10:52

Good listening.

Submitted by rajesh devendran on Tue, 07/05/2019 - 19:42

Yes i everyday speak with one of my friends srikanth...we converse in english but i never leaved any voice messages.
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Submitted by andredithfv on Sat, 04/05/2019 - 21:05

I never make phone calls or leave voice mail messages in english, because I don´t know anyone in England or in United States, but I would want to do. . Definit I need a friend there to do it.