Telephones - Đàm thoại thông dụng về điện thoại
-Is your name in the telephone book?
-What is an unlisted phone number?
-What kind of phone numbers can you find in the yellow pages of a phone book?
-Have you ever called for pizza delivery?
-Have you ever called a business (airlines, ELI, auto repair, insurance, bank, etc.) for information?
-Have you ever had a problem with your phone bill? What did you do?
-Have you ever dialed the wrong number? What happened? How did you feel? (frustrated, embarrassed, relaxed, etc.)
-Have you ever left a voice mail or a message on an answering machine?
-What is good telephone etiquette? What is considered rude in your culture?
-Do you have a cell phone?
-How many people in your family have a cell phone?
-What cellphone company do you use? How did you decide to use this company? Are you happy with this company?
-About how many text messages do you send in a day?
-Who pays for your cell phone?
-Who is the youngest person you know who has a cell phone?
-What kind of features does your cell phones have?
-How long have you had a cell phone?
-Why have you decided not to have a cell phone?
-Is it in bad taste to leave your cell phone on when you are at a restaurant?
-What do you think of mobile phones?
-What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of mobile phones?
-Could you live without your mobile phone?
-How much do you spend a month on your cell phone?
-When did you first get a cell phone?
-Have your parents ever been angry with you because of your phone use?
-At what age do kids now get cell phones?
-Have you ever tried getting a date with your phone?
-Does it ever bother you when people use their cell phones?
-Are you worried about radiation from you cell phone?
-Who do you call most often?
-How many cell phones have you destroyed?
-What was the most expensive phone call you ever made?
-Are you allowed to have your mobile telephone switched on in class?
-Is it illegal to speak on your cell phone while you are driving in your country?
-Do you think it should be illegal to speak on your cell phone while driving?
-Which cell phone company do you use? How long have you used that company?
-Has your cell phone ever broken down? What did you do when your cell phone last malfunctioned?
-Have you ever lost your phone?
-Has your phone ever been stolen?
-What age you think children should be allowed to have a mobile phone?
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*Answering the phone:
- Hello? (informal)
Thank you for calling Boyz Autobody. Jody speaking. How can I help you?
Hey George. It's Lisa calling. (informal)
Hello, this is Julie Madison calling.
Hi, it's Gerry from the dentist's office here.
This is she.*
*The person answering says this if the caller does not recognize their voice.
Asking to speak with someone
Is Fred in? (informal)
Is Jackson there, please? (informal)
Can I talk to your sister? (informal)
May I speak with Mr. Green, please?
Would the doctor be in/available?
Just a sec. I'll get him. (informal)
Hang on one second. (informal)
Please hold and I'll put you through to his office.
One moment please.
All of our operators are busy at this time. Please hold for the next available person.
Making special requests
Could you please repeat that?
Would you mind spelling that for me?
Could you speak up a little please?
Can you speak a little slower please. My English isn't very strong.
Can you call me back? I think we have a bad connection.
Can you please hold for a minute? I have another call.
Taking a message for someone
Sammy's not in. Who's this? (informal)
I'm sorry, Lisa's not here at the moment. Can I ask who's calling?
I'm afraid he's stepped out. Would you like to leave a message?
He's on lunch right now.Who's calling please?
He's busy right now. Can you call again later?
I'll let him know you called.
I'll make sure she gets the message.
Leaving a message with someone
Yes, can you tell him his wife called, please.
No, that's okay, I'll call back later.
Yes, it's James from CompInc. here. When do you expect her back in the office?
Thanks, could you ask him to call Brian when he gets in?
Do you have a pen handy. I don't think he has my number.
Thanks. My number is 222-3456, extension 12.
Okay, I've got it all down.
Let me repeat that just to make sure.
Did you say 555 Charles St.?
You said your name was John, right?
I'll make sure he gets the message.
Listening to an answering machine
Hello. You've reached 222-6789. Please leave a detailed message after the beep.Thank you.
Hi, this is Elizabeth. I'm sorry I'm not available to take your call at this time. Leave me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Thank you for calling Dr. Mindin's office. Our hours are 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Please call back during these hours, or leave a message after the tone. If this is an emergency please call the hospital at 333-7896.
Leaving a message on an answering machine
Hey Mikako. It's Yuka. Call me! (informal)
Hello, this is Ricardo calling for Luke. Could you please return my call as soon as possible. My number is 334-5689. Thank you.
Hello Maxwell. This is Marina from the doctor's office calling. I just wanted to let you know that you're due for a check-up this month. Please give us a ring/buzz whenever it's convenient.
Finishing a conversation
Well, I guess I better get going. Talk to you soon.
Thanks for calling. Bye for now.
I have to let you go now.
I have another call coming through. I better run.
I'm afraid that's my other line.
I'll talk to you again soon. Bye.
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