02 telephoning words Land line Office/home number Pin number Public phone Telephone number Extension Transfer Mobile/cell phone Phone booth Calling card Operator Answering machine Voice message SMS Wrong number Prank call Long distance call Local call Phone book Country/area code Busy signal Dial tone Speaker phone Automatic redial
Phrases Answerphone Make/placecall Leave/takemessage Returncall Call someone (back) Hang up The linebusy Get throughsomeone Onphone
Beginner A: hello, thisrich. B: hi, rich. Is jim here? a: he’s notatmoment. Cantakemessage? B: sure. ThisClaire. A; does have your telephone number? B: no,it’s 37250928. A: 37250528? B: no, it’s 37250928,it’s9,not5. A: right. I’ll have him call you back. B: can you tell him that it’s urgent? A; sure can. B: thanksall. A: no problem. B: bye. A: goodbye.
Intermediate A: sandy, can you help me contact these people? B: sure, what do you want metell them? A: well,needconfirmtimetheir classes. B: ok, where canfind their telephone number? A: they are all listed herethis sheetpaper. B:it their home, office or cell phone number? A: unless it’s marked differently, it’s their home number. B: alright. What ifcan’t getholdthem by phone? A: then, you should e-mail them withinformation. B; where canfind their e-mail address? A: they should have then listedtheir resume. B:if there aren’t any e-mail addressed? A: then send themSMStheir cell phone. B: ok. That sounds easy enough. Have you called anythem yes? A: yes.calledfirst three peoplethe list, but they didn’t pick up. B: did you leavevoice message? A: i leftvoice messageone---justthe first personthe list. B:see. What did you tell her? A:told her that she should call me back at my office number. B: ok, so, maybeshould call her again. A: yes, that sounds likegood idea. She might not getother messagetime. B: one more question. It looks like somethese numbers are long-distance. Do you havecalling card thatcan useget throughthem? A: sure. You can use this one. The pin numberwrittenthe backthe card. B: alright. Thankslot. Don’t worry. I’ll take careit. A: great work . I’m offthe weekend! See youMonday. B: see you