How to sound natural and polite
I want to speak to John.
Who are you?
He isn't here. Do you have a message for him?
Yes, I want him to call me on my mobile.
Spell your name.
Give me your mobile number.
090 654 382 995
Could I speak to John, please?
Could I have your name, please?
One moment, please.
I'm afraid he isn't at his desk at the moment. Can i take a message?
Yes. Could you, please ask him to call me on my mobile?
Of course. Could you spell your name for me, please?
Certainly. It's m-c-n-e-i-l.
And, could you tell me your mobile number?
Sure. It's 090 654 382 995
Thank you. I'll give him your message.
Thank you very much. Goodbye!
Listen to this phone conversation. Try to understand the missing words in the sentences. Then check your answers below.
Caller: Hello could I speak to Giovanna, please?
Secretary: I’m afraid she’s not here at the moment. Can I take a message?
Caller: Yes, please this is Johan from Intec. Could you tell her I won’t be able to make the training course on Saturday? She can call me back if there’s a problem. I’m on 11 0191 498 0051.