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Wayne Rooney talking on the phone after Manchester Utd win the Europa League Final.

Speaking skills - On the phone

Speaking skills - On the phone

In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich talk about some problems people often have when talking on the telephone. These problems can be language based (what to say) or problems with technology (bad line or reception). Rich and Jack have some practice phone conversations that should help you with your own phone conversations in English. They also introduce lots of words and phrases that are connected to phone conversations. We also have an exciting new phone-in where we call one of our listeners and test their knowledge of football vocabulary and the team they support. Our first contestant is Philemon from Ghana!  As always, we also have a new football phrase for you to guess. Enjoy!

Transcript

If the listening was a bit difficult, you can listen and read the transcript at the same time.
Read the transcript and listen at the same time.

Rich: Hello?

Jack: Hi, Rich, it’s Jack. Where are you?

Rich: Sorry, yes. I’m on my way.

Jack: We’re ready to start the podcast. I’m waiting.

Rich: Two minutes. I’m coming now. The traffic was a nightmare.

Jack: Alright, alright. No rush. Don’t give yourself a heart attack.

Rich: OK, see you in a minute.

Jack: Great. Bye.

Welcome - Talking on the phone

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich

Jack: and I’m Jack

Rich: and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast

Jack: Where we talk about football and help you with your English.

Jack: What’s happening this week, Rich?

Rich: In this week’s podcast, we’re talking about talking on the phone and we’re going to look at some of the most common fixed phrases that we use on the phone and give you some advice for talking on the phone in English.

Jack: And, we’ve got an exciting new quiz where we telephone one of our Premier Skills English podcast listeners and test their knowledge of football vocabulary and their knowledge of their football team!

Rich: Have a listen and maybe you want us to give you call in the future?

Topic Focus

Jack: You made it!

Rich: Yeah, sorry, I’m a bit late. Like I said on the phone, the traffic was a nightmare. I think there had been an accident or something. 

Jack: Don’t worry about it, you’re here now. Is that a new phone you’ve got there.

Rich: Yeah, it is. I wanted an iPhone but they were a bit expensive so I got this instead. I think it’s as good as an iPhone but quite a lot cheaper!

Jack: Nice. It’s always good to get a bargain. Let’s try it out. Go and stand over there and I’ll give you a ring.

Rich: That’s a bit weird but OK. 

Jack: Alright go out of the room, then. 

(ring, ring)

Rich: Hello?

Jack: Hi Rich, it’s Jack. How are you?

Rich: Err.. can you speak up a bit? I can’t hear you.

Jack: Hi Rich, it’s Jack. How you doing?

Rich: Sorry? Can you say that again?

Jack: RICH! IT’S JACK!

Rich: No, no I’m not Rich. I think you’ve got the wrong number!

Jack: Oh? Err… sorry about that. Bye.

Jack: Rich! Come back in.

Rich: Hey! You know that it was me messing about.

Jack: Yes, of course I did. 

Rich: The phone works perfectly.

Jack: I’ve had an idea. I think it would be a good idea to do another example telephone conversations for our listeners.

Rich: That sounds like a good idea. Why don’t you go out of the room this time? I’m tired.

Jack: OK, and you can call me this time

Rich: Alright, I’ll phone you. And our listeners have to think what our conversation is about.

Jack: Yes, and listen for phrases that you might only use on the phone.

Rich: Go on!

Jack: I’m going!

(ring, ring)

Jack: Hi Rich. Jack here.

Rich: Hey Jack. How are you doing?

Jack: Err… actually I’m in the middle of something. Can I call you back in a minute?

Rich: Sure, no problem. Speak in a minute.

Rich: Jack has hung up. I will have to speak on my own for a minute. Errr… I’m not sure what to say. I hope he calls back soon.

(ring, ring)

Rich: Jack. 

Jack: Rich. What’s up?

Rich: I was just ringing to see if you’d like to go and watch the match on Saturday?

Jack: Sorry, Rich. I can hardly hear you. This line is really bad. Can you hang up and call me back?

Rich: OK

Rich: OK, I’ll try again. Lots of phone problems in this imaginary conversation!

Rich: Jack. Can you hear me?

Jack: Loud and clear. What’s going on?

Rich: I was just calling to see if you…….

(derrrrr)

Rich: The line’s gone dead. I think he’s cut me off! I’ll try ringing one more time.

Jack: Hi Rich. Sorry about before. Phone problems hey. Yes, the match on Saturday. Great idea.What time is good for you?

Rich: About seven?

Jack: Sounds good. If I’m late just give me a call to see where I am.

Rich: Yes, I will if I can get through!

Jack: See you Saturday.

Rich: Bye

Rich: You can come back in here now, Jack.

Jack: Hey that was a pretty good telephone conversation. I think we included lots of words and phrases that will be useful for our listeners.

Rich: Yes, I think so. In the next section, we’ll take a closer look at them.

Language Focus

Jack: Let’s look at some of the language we used in that last section. I think we should start with how you start a conversation. It’s quite simple but it’s important to get it right.

Rich: Yes, you definitely shouldn’t say ‘What?’ or ‘What do you want?’. That would be rude even when speaking to friends.

Jack: That’s right. When I pick up or answer the phone I usually say hello or hi. 

Rich: And when you respond you usually use it’s followed by your name. You can see that we used this in our examples earlier. We said hi or hello and then the other person said it’s Jack or it’s Rich.

Jack: This is the most common way to start a phone conversation when you know the person you are calling but you might say things like Hey or Hi followed by the person’s name who is calling you.

Rich: Especially because on mobiles you can often see who is calling you before you answer. When we don’t know the person we are calling we are a little more formal and might say hello or good morning/afternoon or evening.

Jack: And we might follow this is up with a phrase that explains why we are calling. You could say I’m calling about the job advertisement I saw in the newspaper, for example.

Rich: And we can replace the word calling with phoning or ringing. We can say I’m ringing about… or I’m phoning about…

Jack: In our practice conversations earlier, we had a few problems. One example was calling the wrong telephone number.

Rich: The most common phrase to use here is ‘Sorry, I think I’ve got the wrong number’. 

Jack: Another problem is when someone calls you but you are busy. Earlier I said, ‘I’m in the middle of something. Can I call you back in a minute?’

Rich: This is the phrase to use if you answer the phone but you can’t talk because you are busy. You could also say ‘Sorry, I’m really busy. Can I call you back in a bit?’

Jack: One other problem we had in our practice conversation was a bad line. A bad line is when the phone connection is not good or there is a lot of noise in the background.

Rich: Some good phrases to use in this situation are: ‘Can you speak up a bit?’ or ‘Can you say that again, please?. 

Jack: Another option which uses more telephone language is what I said to Rich earlier; ‘This line is really bad. Can you hang up and call me back?

Rich: Hang up means to finish the phone call and to call back means to try telephoning again.

Jack: There are lots of other words and phrases that are specific to the telephone or mobile and we’ve got some activities that look at more of them in the page below.

Rich: And, your task for this week is to work together to write little telephone dialogues in the comments section.

Jack: We want you to think of a situation when you might need to speak on the phone in English. 

Rich: We want you to imagine you’re either calling a friend to arrange to meet somewhere or calling a business to find out some information such as the opening times at the local gym or to book a table at a restaurant. 

Jack: Write a short dialogue between you and the other person and try to include some of the phrases we included in our conversations earlier.

Football Phone-in

Rich: We’re very excited today because in this week’s podcast we’re going to speak to one of our Premier Skills English listeners.

Jack: That’s right. We’ve got a new quiz.  We’re going to call one of our listeners to test their football vocabulary and football knowledge of their team.

Rich: And we’re very happy to welcome our first contestant who is Philemon, a Manchester United fan from Ghana. 

Jack: Philemon’s nickname on the website is Kwesimanifest and we called him earlier this week - let’s have a listen and see how well he did in our first football phone-in!

QUIZ WITH PHILEMON

Rich: If you would like to be a contestant in the Premier Skills English Phone-in, contact us by email or in the comments section below.

Can you work out this week’s football phrase?

Rich: Have you got a football phrase for us this week? 

Jack: Yes, I have, but first, last week’s football phrase. The phrase was free agent. A free agent is a player who is out of contract. This means that their contract with their club have finished and they can sign for any other club and their previous club doesn’t receive a transfer fee. 

Rich: Well done to Liubomyr from Ukraine, AssemJuve from Palestine, Milos from Serbia, Ahmed Adam from Sudan, and Kwesimanifest from Ghana. You all got the right answer!

Rich: So, what’s this week’s football phrase, Jack?

Jack: This week’s football phrase is *** ****** ********. The phrase is used to describe matches that happen in July and early August before the Premier League kicks off. For example, Manchester Utd are playing Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid in *** ****** ********** in the USA this month.

Rich: Right, that’s all we have time for this week! Don’t forget to write your answers to our questions and make a guess at our football phrase in the comments below.

Jack: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

Vocabulary

How much did you understand?

In the podcast, Rich and Jack used lots of words and phrases that we use to talk on the phone. Some of them might be new for you. You can see two examples here: 

No, no. I'm not Rich. I think you've got the wrong number.

Sorry, I'm in the middle of something. Can I call you back in a minute?

There were a few more tricky words and phrases in the podcast. Do you know what they all mean? Try the activity below, then, listen to the podcast again to hear how we used the words. This can really help your understanding.

Activity 1

In this activity, have a look at some words and phrases about speaking on the phone and try to match them to the correct definition. ​
Can you match the words to their definitions?

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Chelsea players using their phones after lifting the Premier League trophy.

Language

On the phone - Starting a conversation

One of the most difficult things to do on the telephone is starting a conversation. There are different ways of starting a conversation on the telephone. These depend on two important things:

  • Are you talking to someone you know?
  • Is it a formal or informal conversation?

Jack and Rich know each other well, so the conversations they had in the podcast were informal. Take a look at these examples:

Hi Rich, it's Jack. How are you?

Hi Rich, Jack here. How you doing?

If it is a more formal conversation with someone you know, you might use slightly different structures. The next example could be used if you need to ring work to tell them that you are sick:

Hello. This is Richard Smith. I'm calling to say that I won't be able to come to work today because I'm sick. 

If you don't know somebody, and you are calling somebody back, you might say something slightly differently again:

Hello. My name is Richard Smith. You called me this morning and I'm returning your call.

I'm a bit busy. Can you call back later?

You may sometimes need to speak to a specific person when you are calling a company. There are a number of polite ways to do this:

Is it possible to speak to Mrs. Smith?

May I speak to Mrs. Smith?

Could you put me through to Mrs. Smith please?

And, sometimes, especially when you are calling about a service, you don't need to use your name, just give the reason why you are calling:

Hello. I'm calling about the advertisement for the job I saw in the newspaper last night.

Hello. I was wondering if there were any tickets left for the match on Saturday.

In this activity, take a look at some different conversations and decide which phrases are most appropriate for each situation.

Activity 2

In this activity, think about each situation and decide if the conversation is informal or formal and if it's between people that know each other or not. Then, choose the correct word to complete each sentence.
Do you know the missing word?

Learning

Top tips for speaking on the phone

Jack and Rich had a few problems with their telephone conversations during the podcast. Some of these were language problems and some of these were technical problems such as a bad line and a lot of background noise. Here are our top tips for speaking on the telephone:

  1. Ask people to repeat things. If you haven't understood use phrases such as: Can you say that again, please?, Sorry, I didn't quite catch that, or Can you repeat that last part one more time, please?
  2. Confirm you have understood by repeating things back to the speaker. This is a good tactic to check your understanding and it's also very natural. Say things such as: So, you mean..., in other words, So, what you are saying is...
  3. Ask people to speak more slowly. People, especially native speakers, can sometimes speak very quickly on the phone. You need to get them to slow down! Use phrases such as: Can you speak a little slower, please? English is not my first language so would you mind slowing down a bit?
  4. Watch out for background noise. Before you telephone somebody, think about where you are. If you are in a public place look for a quieter place to speak. 
  5. Think about how you start the conversation. Before you make a call, think about how to start the conversation and think about what you expect the other person to say. If you can guess what the answers might be, it makes things a lot easier!

Mobile phones being used to light up Old Trafford.

Task

A telephone conversation

In the podcast, Rich and Jack asked you to think of a telephone conversation, in English, that you might have in the future. We want to do lots of different dialogues in the comments section. Start your dialogue by writing ring, ring at the beginning of your message. To write the next line of the dialogue hit the reply button in the comments section and reply to that person. Then start a new dialogue with a new comment.  Don't forget to use some of the words and phrases you've learned in this lesson. Here are some possible topics for your dialogues:

  1. Phone a friend and arrange to meet to do something together. Decide upon the time and place in your conversation. You might want to meet at a cafe / in the park / in the town centre / at the cinema.
  2. Call a business such as a local gym or restaurant to find out the opening times or to book a table.
  3. Ring a football club and ask about tickets for a match in the future. 

Write your dialogue in the comments section below. 

Quiz

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What do you think?

In this week’s podcast, Jack and Rich spoke about talking on the telephone.

Do you ever talk on the phone in English? When? Is it more difficult than speaking face to face? Why?

Let's write some telephone dialogues! Start your dialogue by writing ring, ring and reply to other people's dialogues by pressing the reply button. Look at the task above for more information. 

Remember to write your guess at this week's football phrase and answer the questions above in the comments section below.

If you want us to correct your English, just write 'correct me' at the beginning of your comment.

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The Cure Palermo's picture
The Cure Palermo
26/07/2017
IT
1
points

The phrase should be pre season friendlies


The Cure Palermo's picture
The Cure Palermo
26/07/2017 16:19
Italy
Chelsea
1

The phrase should be pre season friendlies

admin's picture
admin
26/07/2017
GB
169
points

Well done The Cure Palermo! Have you listened to this week's podcast? The phrase this week is very similar to this one: Premier Skills English Podcast: Speaking skills - At the hotel


admin's picture
admin
26/07/2017 19:50
United Kingdom
Arsenal
169

Well done The Cure Palermo! Have you listened to this week's podcast? The phrase this week is very similar to this one: Premier Skills English Podcast: Speaking skills - At the hotel

ycart
12/07/2017
PT
3
points

Hello


ycart
12/07/2017 22:26
Portugal
Chelsea
3

Hello

Rich's picture
Rich
13/07/2017
ES
178
points

Hi Ycart! How are you?


Rich's picture
Rich
13/07/2017 11:41
Spain
Liverpool
178

Hi Ycart! How are you?

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
10/07/2017
SD
1974
points

This week's podcast was the best I have ever listened on the PSE. Besides learning some new words and phrase as always, but this time it contained a lof of fun, especially in the Imaginary-call part. Also the phone-in with Philemon was very nice. Acually I hopped if it wouldn't finish, because it was a pure 21 minutes of enjoyment!!!


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
10/07/2017 21:38
Sudan
Liverpool
1974

This week's podcast was the best I have ever listened on the PSE. Besides learning some new words and phrase as always, but this time it contained a lof of fun, especially in the Imaginary-call part. Also the phone-in with Philemon was very nice. Acually I hopped if it wouldn't finish, because it was a pure 21 minutes of enjoyment!!!

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
13/07/2017
GH
3904
points

You could say that again Ahmed
It was a great experience...on the spot answers


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
13/07/2017 09:30
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

You could say that again Ahmed
It was a great experience...on the spot answers

Rich's picture
Rich
10/07/2017
ES
178
points

Thanks for your fantastic comment, Ahmed Adam! We're really happy that you enjoyed it!


Rich's picture
Rich
10/07/2017 21:58
Spain
Liverpool
178

Thanks for your fantastic comment, Ahmed Adam! We're really happy that you enjoyed it!

Liubomyr
10/07/2017
UA
1115
points

I think that this week’s phrase is ‘***-****** ********’.


Liubomyr
10/07/2017 11:38
Ukraine
Watford
1115

I think that this week’s phrase is ‘***-****** ********’.

admin's picture
admin
10/07/2017
GB
169
points

Spot on as usual! Well done.


admin's picture
admin
10/07/2017 12:23
United Kingdom
Arsenal
169

Spot on as usual! Well done.

milos
10/07/2017
RS
75
points

This week's phrase is ******** matches


milos
10/07/2017 07:33
Serbia
Manchester United
75

This week's phrase is ******** matches

Rich's picture
Rich
10/07/2017
ES
178
points

HI Milos

This is nearly right but we're looking for a little more information.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
10/07/2017 08:33
Spain
Liverpool
178

HI Milos

This is nearly right but we're looking for a little more information.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
09/07/2017
GH
3904
points

***-****** ********


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
09/07/2017 23:56
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

***-****** ********

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/07/2017
SD
1974
points

This time it must be cracked! The phrase is a "*** ****** *******"


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/07/2017 22:25
Sudan
Liverpool
1974

This time it must be cracked! The phrase is a "*** ****** *******"

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
09/07/2017
PS
3557
points

The phrase is *** ****** ******** fixtures. [edit - the fixtures part is not necessary - but you got the phrase. Well done!]


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
09/07/2017 19:52
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

The phrase is *** ****** ******** fixtures. [edit - the fixtures part is not necessary - but you got the phrase. Well done!]

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/07/2017
SD
1974
points

The phrase "Preseason preparations"


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/07/2017 19:40
Sudan
Liverpool
1974

The phrase "Preseason preparations"

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
09/07/2017
PS
3557
points

Lukako has joined Man United,what a deal for united,and Rooney is back to Everton,that is also a great deal.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
09/07/2017 16:06
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

Lukako has joined Man United,what a deal for united,and Rooney is back to Everton,that is also a great deal.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
09/07/2017
DZ
1535
points

ring, ring

Hello, It's sidali. Is that you Rabah?

Yes, it's me. How are you?

Fine. I am calling you for meeting tomorrow if you have any sparetime?

Let me say? Yes perhaps in the afternoon if that works for you.

Ok, that's good. Bye for now and don't forget to cheer the kids.

I have never spoken in English on phone, in fact. I usually do it in Algerian or French.

Word guess . amical match.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
09/07/2017 15:57
Algeria
Arsenal
1535

ring, ring

Hello, It's sidali. Is that you Rabah?

Yes, it's me. How are you?

Fine. I am calling you for meeting tomorrow if you have any sparetime?

Let me say? Yes perhaps in the afternoon if that works for you.

Ok, that's good. Bye for now and don't forget to cheer the kids.

I have never spoken in English on phone, in fact. I usually do it in Algerian or French.

Word guess . amical match.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
09/07/2017
PS
3557
points

The phrase is *********.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
09/07/2017 13:32
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

The phrase is *********.

Rich's picture
Rich
09/07/2017
ES
178
points

You've got the first word in the phrase, but not the second. What do you think it is?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
09/07/2017 14:50
Spain
Liverpool
178

You've got the first word in the phrase, but not the second. What do you think it is?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
09/07/2017
PS
3557
points

Ok.preseason friendly fixtures.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
09/07/2017 15:40
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

Ok.preseason friendly fixtures.

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/07/2017
SD
1974
points

Please, the link to download this podcast, my phone doesn't support online-listening. From what I saw, it seems to be a very enjoyable pod!

Football phrase "Pre season tournament"


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/07/2017 12:00
Sudan
Liverpool
1974

Please, the link to download this podcast, my phone doesn't support online-listening. From what I saw, it seems to be a very enjoyable pod!

Football phrase "Pre season tournament"

admin's picture
admin
09/07/2017
GB
169
points

That's almost right! Not quite...


admin's picture
admin
09/07/2017 23:03
United Kingdom
Arsenal
169

That's almost right! Not quite...

Rich's picture
Rich
09/07/2017
ES
178
points

Thanks for letting us know, Ahmed Adam! The link is there now smiley


Rich's picture
Rich
09/07/2017 15:32
Spain
Liverpool
178

Thanks for letting us know, Ahmed Adam! The link is there now smiley

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/07/2017
SD
1974
points

You are welcome our teacher, R!ch and thanks to you too for putting the link.


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/07/2017 22:31
Sudan
Liverpool
1974

You are welcome our teacher, R!ch and thanks to you too for putting the link.

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/07/2017
SD
1974
points

Correct me

Actually I have spoken to a couple of school classmates on (1) phone in English, but I have never spoken to a native. I think talking to people on (1) phone is a bit (2) difficult than talking to them face to face. Because when it gets complicated to express yourself, then you can try some gestures to explain, but this feature is not possible when (3) connected through a line. However, it would be fantastic if I (4) had to be involved in one of those call-ins with (5) teacher Jack or R!ch

 


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/07/2017 11:46
Sudan
Liverpool
1974

Correct me

Actually I have spoken to a couple of school classmates on (1) phone in English, but I have never spoken to a native. I think talking to people on (1) phone is a bit (2) difficult than talking to them face to face. Because when it gets complicated to express yourself, then you can try some gestures to explain, but this feature is not possible when (3) connected through a line. However, it would be fantastic if I (4) had to be involved in one of those call-ins with (5) teacher Jack or R!ch

 

Rich's picture
Rich
10/07/2017
ES
178
points

Hi Ahmed Adam

I'm going to make you work a little bit harder with this one! Can you add an extra word to numbers one and two and can you re-phrase numbers three to five?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
10/07/2017 08:41
Spain
Liverpool
178

Hi Ahmed Adam

I'm going to make you work a little bit harder with this one! Can you add an extra word to numbers one and two and can you re-phrase numbers three to five?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
10/07/2017
SD
1974
points

1 the missing word must be (the).
2 (more) is missing.
3 when the callers are connected through mobile phones.
4 It would be fantastic if had one of those call-ins.
5 with the teachers - jack and Rich.

Thank you teacher, R!ch. I've made some corrections, but you might want to make further ones.


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
10/07/2017 21:16
Sudan
Liverpool
1974

1 the missing word must be (the).
2 (more) is missing.
3 when the callers are connected through mobile phones.
4 It would be fantastic if had one of those call-ins.
5 with the teachers - jack and Rich.

Thank you teacher, R!ch. I've made some corrections, but you might want to make further ones.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
08/07/2017
GH
3904
points

This week's phrase is ********* football


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
08/07/2017 22:59
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

This week's phrase is ********* football

Rich's picture
Rich
09/07/2017
ES
178
points

You've got the first word in the phrase, but not the second. Any ideas?


Rich's picture
Rich
09/07/2017 14:53
Spain
Liverpool
178

You've got the first word in the phrase, but not the second. Any ideas?

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/07/2017
PS
3557
points

I would like to talk with Rich and Jack,it would be great to have a conservation with you,if it is possible.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/07/2017 17:36
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

I would like to talk with Rich and Jack,it would be great to have a conservation with you,if it is possible.

admin's picture
admin
09/07/2017
GB
169
points

Perhaps we could call you next time we do a quiz! Send us a message to the Premier Skills inbox and we'll call you if we do another one. 

Thanks

Jack


admin's picture
admin
09/07/2017 23:07
United Kingdom
Arsenal
169

Perhaps we could call you next time we do a quiz! Send us a message to the Premier Skills inbox and we'll call you if we do another one. 

Thanks

Jack

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/07/2017
PS
3557
points

No i do not,I rarely speak to people on the phone.I think it is the same difficult as speaking face to face.I have a little problem in both of them.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/07/2017 17:33
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

No i do not,I rarely speak to people on the phone.I think it is the same difficult as speaking face to face.I have a little problem in both of them.

Ammar's picture
Ammar
08/07/2017
EG
5
points

hello


Ammar's picture
Ammar
08/07/2017 11:08
Egypt
Arsenal
5

hello

Rich's picture
Rich
08/07/2017
ES
178
points

Hi Ammar! It's Rich. How are you?


Rich's picture
Rich
08/07/2017 15:18
Spain
Liverpool
178

Hi Ammar! It's Rich. How are you?

admin's picture
admin
08/07/2017
GB
169
points

Ring ring!


admin's picture
admin
08/07/2017 09:43
United Kingdom
Arsenal
169

Ring ring!

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/07/2017
PS
3557
points

Hello


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/07/2017 17:34
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

Hello

Rich's picture
Rich
09/07/2017
ES
178
points

Hi AssemJuve! How you doing?


Rich's picture
Rich
09/07/2017 14:52
Spain
Liverpool
178

Hi AssemJuve! How you doing?

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
10/07/2017
PS
3557
points

I am fine,are you excited for Liverpool playing in the UCL next season.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
10/07/2017 10:45
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

I am fine,are you excited for Liverpool playing in the UCL next season.

Rich's picture
Rich
10/07/2017
ES
178
points

Yes, very, but I'm worried about the qualifying round! We could get Sporting Lisbon or CSKA Moscow. That could be tricky. What do you think?


Rich's picture
Rich
10/07/2017 11:20
Spain
Liverpool
178

Yes, very, but I'm worried about the qualifying round! We could get Sporting Lisbon or CSKA Moscow. That could be tricky. What do you think?

Rich's picture
Rich
08/07/2017
ES
178
points

Hello?


Rich's picture
Rich
08/07/2017 09:54
Spain
Liverpool
178

Hello?

admin's picture
admin
08/07/2017
GB
169
points

Hi Rich! It's Jack. How's it going?


admin's picture
admin
08/07/2017 09:58
United Kingdom
Arsenal
169

Hi Rich! It's Jack. How's it going?

Rich's picture
Rich
08/07/2017
ES
178
points

I can't hear you that well. Can you speak up a bit? I'm on the train to Alicante. What's up?


Rich's picture
Rich
08/07/2017 10:03
Spain
Liverpool
178

I can't hear you that well. Can you speak up a bit? I'm on the train to Alicante. What's up?

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Top Scorers
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1kwesimanifest3904
2assemjuve3557
3aragorn19863527
4haydi3189
5Alex_from_Ukraine2676
6nikosonris2453
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8Ahmed Adam Mamado1974
9Abdallah1813
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Country ranking
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1Serbia23422
2Albania21085
3Ukraine19576
4Macedonia19390
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6Kosovo13542
7Armenia13362
8Georgia12551
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Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United70350
2Arsenal51106
3Liverpool48777
4Chelsea41860
5Manchester City15426
6Leicester City7626
7Tottenham Hotspur4512
8West Ham United3694
9Everton1642
10Watford1639

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Skills: Listening

Language: Words and phrases we use on the phone

Learning to Learn: Advice for speaking on the phone in English

Task: A phone conversation