Listening: On the Telephone

Audio On the Telephone

Audio by Barry,


Conversation 1

ABC Travel. May I help you?

Hello. May I speak to Mr. Brown, please? This is Tom Reed calling.

I'm sorry, Mr. Brown isn't here right now. Would you like to leave a message?

Yes, please. Could you ask him to call me? My number is 555-3456.

Of course. I'll give him your message.

Thank you very much. Good-bye!

Conversation 2


Hello. Can I speak to Mike, please?

Mike? There's no one by the name Mike here. What number are you calling?

Is this 555-1207?

No, it isn't. You have the wrong number.

Oh, I'm sorry.

Conversation 3

Hello. Is Alex there, please?


Hi, Alex! This is Tom. How are you?

Fine, thanks. And you?

Fine, thank you. Listen, we're having a picnic on Sunday. Would you like to join us?

I'd love to, but I have a test on Monday and I have to study.

Sorry to hear that. Well, maybe some other time. See you!

(See On the Telephone in the section Phrases.)