Do you feel
afraid of talking on the phone in English?
This fear will disappear
if you practise often. The
hardest part about using the phone in a foreign
language is the fact that you cannot see the other
person's eyes, mouth and body movements (body language).
Although you might not be aware of it, in face-to-face
conversation you lip-read and watch for smiles, frowns
and moving hands.
Listening to someone on the telephone
is like listening to a taped
section in class.
The only difference is that you have to talk back!
In this lesson we
look at some of the words and expressions that we use for
telephoning. There are also some practice sessions and a quiz
for you to check your understanding. Ring, ring...
Practice 1: Making an
Practice 2: Taking a
Practice 3: Ordering a