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 jmajo on Fri, 04/03/2022 - 15:06


How often do you make phone calls in English?
Suddenly I do not make as many phone calls in English as I would like, but occasionally I talk to a friend whom live in the USA and we speak in English a little bit. At my work I sometimes receive phone calls from providers of software whom call from countries where they speak English at the first language, so I have the opportunity to practice some speaking with them.

Thanks for the episode.
Great site!

Submitted by Lary03 on Fri, 03/12/2021 - 08:20


I've never made phone call in English because i have noone to call in English with.

Submitted by ANOUAR on Thu, 02/12/2021 - 09:16


I was making phone calls in english with people from different countries in a learning language app.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Tue, 23/11/2021 - 10:01


I have never made a phone call in English so far, I just send simple messages on messenger or something like that and I am sure I will use English a lot in the future.

Submitted by azharbgskr on Sun, 21/11/2021 - 15:34


No, I have never called someone in English. However, I would like to try it, but I don't have any friends to study English with :(

Submitted by vuhoap on Tue, 02/11/2021 - 13:29


I have never made phone calls in English. Because my English listening and speaking is so bad. So, I am not enough to be confident to communicate by English language.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Wed, 06/10/2021 - 06:29


No, I never leave a message in English. I live a message in hindi. I write message in English.

Submitted by ENGLISHMAN on Mon, 27/09/2021 - 09:43

leaving message in case you didn't get direct answer from person or whatever you want it isn't my preferred(favorite) way in dallying with unanswered calls for that I just hang up that call and try again later.

Submitted by KATIELLE RAIAN… on Thu, 22/07/2021 - 09:20

I almost never make calls in English because I have difficulty speaking and understanding English.

Submitted by karinaelizabeth on Fri, 07/05/2021 - 23:32

Until now I never have left a message in English because I din't have the oportunity yet, nevertheless when I hear some conversation in english I pay a lot of attention trying to understand more.