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  • Hi, there. My name is Emma, and in today's video, we are going to learn some more telephone

  • English. So if you haven't checked out my video on telephone English already, please

  • do before you watch this video because this video is covering the end of a conversation.

  • I've made one video that covers the beginning. So first, watch the beginning. And once you

  • finish watching, come and watch this video. Okay. So let's get started. I have my telephone

  • here. Let's finish this phone conversation.

  • So I want to ask you -- pick up your phone, everyone. "Would you like to leave a message?

  • Okay. So repeat after me. "Would you like to leave a message?" Good. If someone asks

  • you this on the phone, you can respond by saying, "Yes. Can you tell Emma that I called?"

  • "Can you tell Peter that -- and you can say your name here -- that Henry called -- that

  • Abigail called?" So your name goes here. The person you have the message for goes here.

  • So this is the person that you have the message for. So if you were calling me, Emma, and

  • you didn't get a hold of me, you want me to call you back. Maybe you talked to my mom,

  • and my mom says, "Oh, would you like to leave a message?" You say, "Yes. Can you tell Emma

  • that -- your name -- called?" Or, "Yes, can you tell Emma to call me tonight?" "Can you

  • tell Emma to call me later?" Okay. So let's try this. I want you to say either this or

  • this. All right? So everybody -- oops. Sorry. Pick up your phone. Pretend you're talking

  • to me. "Would you like to leave a message?" Now, you say --

  • or --. Okay. Good. Well done. All right.

  • The next thing I want to do, if I'm calling someone and leaving a message, after I say

  • my name and I say, "Can you tell So and So that Emma called", I want to leave a phone

  • number. So I can say something like, "He/She can reach me at 555-5555." There might have

  • been an extra five there. I don't know. This isn't my number, so don't try to call it.

  • This is an example. "She can reach me at this number." Okay?

  • All right. So after you give your number, maybe the person isn't ready. Maybe they don't

  • have a pen and paper, and they haven't written -- they can't write this down yet. So if they

  • need a pen and paper, they'll say, "Hold on. Let me grab a pen and paper." Okay? So let's

  • say this together to practice. "Hold on. Let me grab a pen and paper." Meaning, "Give me

  • a moment. I want to write this down."

  • All right. So I'm now going to say this. I want you to say this. Just to practice. "Yes.

  • Can you tell Frank that I called? Frank can reach me at 555-5555." Okay? Now, you say

  • --. Good. With these expressions, it's very important to practice. And you'll feel more

  • confident if you actually pretend to be on the phone. Don't ask me why, but when you

  • practice to do these things, you actually will feel more confident when you do them.

  • Okay. So then, what would happen is if I didn't have a pen and paper at the beginning and

  • I said, "Hold on. Let me grab a pen and paper", now, I have my pen and paper. I'm now ready

  • to take the message. So I can say, "Okay. What's your number again?" So if the first

  • time I didn't hear it, I wasn't prepared, I can say, "Okay. What's your number again?"

  • So repeat after me. "Okay. What's your number again?" Great.

  • So now, we are going to finish the phone conversation. Okay. So the person who just wrote down your

  • number and wrote down your name -- the person who took the message will now say, "Great!

  • I'll let her/I'll let him/I'll let Emma/I'll let Peter know you called." Okay? That's one

  • thing you can say. You can also say, "I'll pass on the message." "Okay. I'll pass on

  • the message." So you have a choice between this or this. So let's try that. I want you

  • to say this, okay? Great. Okay. Good.

  • So after this -- or actually, sometimes -- maybe you don't want to leave a message. Maybe you

  • just want to try to call back later. Okay. So if somebody asks you, "Would you like to

  • leave a message", and you don't want to leave a message, you can say, "No. That's okay.

  • I'll try again later." Okay? So let me ask you if you'd like to leave a message, and

  • you say this. "Would you like to leave a message?" Perfect. All right.

  • So this is almost the end of the call. Now, we just have to thank the person and say goodbye.

  • So you can say -- if you're -- you can either say, "Okay. Take care. Bye." Or you can also

  • say, "thank you. Goodbye." Very simple. So choose one of these. "Okay. Take care. Bye."

  • " Thank you. Goodbye." The second one is a little bit more formal. All right. Wonderful.

  • So you can now hang up your phone. Not "hang out", "hang up". Okay? So I would like to

  • invite you to practice these words by visiting our website at www.engvid.com. There, you

  • can do a quiz. You can do -- well, where you can really practice these different expressions.

  • So until next time, take care, and I will see you later.

Hi, there. My name is Emma, and in today's video, we are going to learn some more telephone

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