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    Default phone conversation

    I need your help again. As I recently got my host family's phone number I want to call them before I go. I want to sound more natural when talking to the hostess, so I have written a short dialogue and would like you to take a look at it and say what I should change to sound more natural.

    -Hello! Can I speak to Ms X, please?
    -Hello, Ms X. I'm the student who's coming to you next Sunday.
    -I'd like to know if there's anyting special I should take along?
    -All right, and what about a plug adopter? Have you got one or should I buy it myself?
    -Would you like me to bring you anything from Russia? For example, some sourvenirs or something of the kind?
    ...
    -Thank you very much indeed! That's all I wanted to ask you while I'm Russia. Bye-bye!

    Well, the dialogue is very short but like I said that's all I want to ask her while I'm in Russia.

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    Default Re: phone conversation

    Just a few changes. Your dialogue is pretty good

    -Hello! Can I speak to Ms X, please?
    -Hello, how are you doing? I'm the student from Russia who's coming next Sunday.
    -I'd like to know if there's anyting important I should take along? (...)
    -All right, and what about a power adaptor? Do you happen to have one or should I bring one with me?
    -I would really like to bring along something from Russia for you. Could you give me an idea what would interest you -maybe a book or a souvenir?
    ...
    -Thank you very much indeed! That's all I wanted to ask you while I'm still in Russia. Looking forward to meeting you. Bye-bye!

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    Default Re: phone conversation

    What about?

    Hello, Ms X. This is Flash, the student from Russia who's coming next Sunday.

    What about?

    Do you have a plug adaptor or should I bring one?

    What about?

    Is there anything special you'd like from Russia?

    What about?

    Thank you so much. That's all I wanted to ask for now. Looking forward to meeting you Sunday. Bye-bye!

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    I like all your changes. I'll just combine them Thank you!

    Hello, Ms X. This is Flash
    I don't think I should intorude myself as Flash. Flash is my nickname. 'Casiopea' isn't your real name either, is it?

    It might sound like:
    -Hello, this is Light.
    -Oh, Light. What a wonderful name!

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