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.

Preparation

Transcript

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 TIa vinaka on Sun, 18/04/2021 - 03:08

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I seldom make a phone call in English these days. When I was in other country I had to make phone calls. it was difficult and bothered me a lot.

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Tue, 13/04/2021 - 23:13

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1 Hello 2 Yes, what do you want? 1 Sorry, can I hear Milisa, please. 2 She is not here now, she has a lunch. 1 Oy, so could you take a message for her? 2 Of course. 1 Please, tell to her, that Mikhail called, and ask about new project that she should sent to me. 2 All right, I will tell to her. 1 Thank you, good bye 2 Bye

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Tue, 13/04/2021 - 05:43

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No I don't make phone calls in English. I can easily explain things in my language. In this time I'm learning English.

Submitted by ahmed mohamed adam on Tue, 30/03/2021 - 19:01

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Submitted by vespinosa10 on Sat, 27/02/2021 - 18:44

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I never make calls in English

Submitted by In on Wed, 24/02/2021 - 22:43

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I don`t do calls in English too often. I prefer to email or text. Because it is easier to explain, sometimes the people don`t understand my accent. So if I write is better for understanding and to remember later.

Submitted by fariba on Tue, 23/02/2021 - 07:58

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NO,unfortunately i never make phone in English.

Submitted by German on Thu, 04/02/2021 - 02:31

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Actually I make few calls in English. I sometimes speak in English with my wife but we don´t make calls in English

Submitted by fariba on Sat, 23/01/2021 - 08:49

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no i haven't made phone call in English.