Leaving a message

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.



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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Submitted by romi70 on Sat, 06/04/2024 - 12:54


I haven't had English phone calls yet, but I'm eager to improve. With practice and determination, I'm confident I'll excel in English conversations in the future.

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Submitted by Stellayennipham on Fri, 15/03/2024 - 15:02


I made a phone call in English once, I hope in the future I've got chances to do so.

Submitted by Jim34 on Wed, 31/01/2024 - 17:26


How often do you make phone calls in English? Well, I've never made a call in English in my entire life. That's because I'm still learning, and I don't have enough confidence in myself to do that. Moreover, I don't have anybody who speaks English near me.

Submitted by DzhusAngela on Tue, 26/12/2023 - 14:45


I seldom make phone calls in English.In case when I work at travel company,I call the reception of hotel.

Submitted by roris_hs on Sat, 23/12/2023 - 10:25


I'd never communicated over the phone in English because i stay in i
Indonesia. However, when I text my buddies, I strive to use English.

Submitted by Toan3002 on Fri, 20/10/2023 - 15:09


Actually, I seldom make a phone call in English, except when I practice speaking English with foreigners.

Submitted by pikanov on Thu, 19/10/2023 - 04:42


Actually, I never have a phone call in English so I never leave a message, too. Poor me?

Submitted by kenan.zero on Wed, 04/10/2023 - 17:34


I usually have four to six phone calls in English every month. Those calls are usually related to business

Submitted by taymor on Mon, 03/07/2023 - 21:53


i have never have phone calls in English. However, i hope i will make it in my future.