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Leaving Messages in English - Business English and Telephone English Conversation

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Leaving a Message.

Sometimes you are unable to reach the person you’re trying to reach and you may need to leave a message with other people for that person. It’s important to know the words and the phrases you must use to leave a message.

In this lesson we will learn how to leave a message for someone. You’ll find some key vocabulary explained at the end of the video.

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Introduction

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In this lesson you will learn phrases that you can use to leave a message.

Interaction

(Please smile and make this lively and interactive by using lively body language)

Hi! Great to see you again dear viewer. Today we’ll see some conversations about leaving a message for someone. Do listen to them all, and also make sure you see the vocabulary section at the end. Feel free to practice the lines by pausing the lesson and repeating the dialogue anywhere you want!

So shall we get it started?

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See ya! (hand wave)

Is Heather Home?

(Hold phones)

Laura : Hello?

Eric : Hi! Is Heather there?

Laura : May I know who’s speaking?

Eric : This is Eric Martin.

Laura : Heather's not here right now.

Eric: Do you know when she’ll be back?

Laura : She went to the store to buy some groceries. She might be back in another 20 minutes. Would you like to leave a message?

Eric: Yes, would you please tell her Eric Martin called?

Laura : Sure. I'll tell her you called once she’s back.

Eric: OK. Thanks.

Leaving a Message at an Office.

(Please hold phones)

Lisa: Hi! Can I speak to Mr. John Cain?

Deck: I’m sorry. He just left for a meeting. Is it something urgent?

Lisa: Well, I just need to ask him something about the printing job he gave us. Could you take a message for him?

Deck: Yeah, sure!

Lisa: Okay, just let him know that the design hasn’t arrived yet, and we can’t keep the schedule if it doesn’t reach us within 2 hours.

Deck : Alright, I will tell him that.

Asking to Leave a Message.

(Hold phones)

Laura: Hi! May I speak with Mr. Martin?

Lisa: Mr. Martin is not at home. May I know who’s calling?

Laura: It’s Laura Pattinson. When can I talk to him?

Lisa: I’m not sure when he’ll be back. Do you want to leave a message?

Laura: Yes, please. Could you remind him about tomorrow’s Association party? It’s important for him to be there on time.

Lisa: Alright. I’ll let him know.

Forgot to Read the Message?

Laura: Hey! Why weren’t you there at the party?

Eric: What party?

Laura: I left a message with your wife asking you to be there at the Association’s party. Didn’t you get it?

Eric: Ooops. She always pens down the messages for the calls I get in the day. I forgot to read yesterday’s.

Laura: Fantastic! You just missed one of the most important business events!

Eric: Never mind! There’ll be many other opportunities.

Vocabulary

Groceries : Food, fruits or other things you eat that you can buy from a grocery store or a supermarket.

Pens down : Pen down is to write down. Sometimes people also say jot down.

Association : An association is a group of people who’ve come together for some common goal.

Opportunities : Opportunities are happenings or incidents which you can benefit from in some way if you take the right action.

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Interaction Script

(Please smile and make this lively and interactive by using lively body language)

Hi! Great to see you again dear viewer. Today we’ll see some conversations about leaving a message for someone. Do listen to them all, and also make sure you see the vocabulary section at the end. Feel free to practice the lines by pausing the lesson and repeating the dialog anywhere you want!

So shall we get it started?

Thank you for watching this lesson. We’ll be back with a new one tomorrow. Do come back and check it out!

See ya! (hand wave)

Laura’s Script

(Hold phones)

Laura : Hello?

Laura : May I know who’s speaking?

Laura : Heather's not here right now.

Laura : She went to the store to buy some groceries. She might be back in another 20 minutes. Would you like to leave a message?

Laura : Sure. I'll tell her you called once she’s back.

(Hold phones)

Laura: Hi! May I speak with Mr. Martin?

Laura: It’s Laura Pattinson. When can I talk to him?

Laura: Yes, please. Could you remind him about tomorrow’s Association party? It’s important for him to be there on time.

Laura: Hey! Why weren’t you there at the party?

Laura: I left a message with your wife asking you to be there at the Association’s party. Didn’t you get it?

Laura: Fantastic! You just missed one of the most important business events!


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