ESL MODULE 1 : LEARN ENGLISH BY LISTENING AND READING
1) Can you cite some phone services today?
2) Have you tried to leave a phone message or voice mail?
3) What information should you record when leaving a message?
Please listen carefully to the conversation by clicking the play button and try to answer the questions below.
1. Who was the caller in the story?
2. What did John say he would do after he receives the message?
A. He says he would visit the caller
B. He says he would return the call
C. He says he would write an email
3. Why did Mary call John?
A. She called for another meeting at the coffee shop.
B. She wants him to get to know her well-trained dog.
C. She called about the new part time job for John.
4. What is the new part time job of John?
A. He is going to be a new dog trainer.
B. He would be working on Mary's pc at her house.
C. He would be working with Mary at her office.
5. What time would Mary meet him at her house?
A. 1:00 PM
B. 1:20 PM
C. 1:15 PM
Take note of the new words and sample sentences and make your own.
play around (phrasal verb) : work with in a non-serious manner; to behave in a silly way
"We have to quit playing around and get down to work."
drop by (phrasal verb): to visit
confirm (t. verb): To support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify
"I would like to confirm the time and place of our meeting."
call out (to someone) : to speak loudly to get someone's attention.
"Mike called out to Tom that there was a telephone call for him."
call someone out: to challenge someone to a fight.
"Wilson wanted to call him out, but was afraid."
Match the items on B to the items on A.
return call 1. The girl ________ her break up with the boy yesterday by sending him back the ring.
drop by 2. I am waiting for her ______ ______ since last night.
play around 3. He didn't ______ ______ my house till dinner time.
confirmed 4. The little boy thinks that he can ____ ____to his parents anytime, anywhere he wanted.
call out 5. Please don't ______ _______ when the teacher expects you to be working on your project.
John: Hi this is John. I'm 1)______ I am not available to 2) ______ your call at this time. Please leave your 3)_____ and I shall 4)_______ your call as soon as possible.
Mary: Hello John. This is Mary. I would like to 5) _____our meeting regarding your 6) _____ _____ job. Please be at my house at 1 o'clock this afternoon. My 7) ________ dog will 8) ______ you at the gate to lead you to the door. And I shall be there to meet you in about 15min. You can play 9) ______ with Snoopy while waiting. I will be 10) _______ by my house on my way to the coffee shop to show you my pc so you could 11) _______ on it while I am gone at the office. See yah later. Bye.