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    how o answer a phone call?

    Hi there,
    Is there a guide of how to properly answer a phone call, please? Sometimes I get confused and don't know exactly what to say when I get a phone call. Of course I mean the part of the talk that is common to every phone call, like the way of saying hello, the way of saying good bye and so on.
    Thanks.

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    Re: how o answer a phone call?

    At home, I just say "Hello?"

    At work, with an internal call, I answer with "This is Barb" (because it's a coworker calling me).

    At work, with an external call, I say "Good morning/afternoon, [name of company] marketing, this is a Barb.

    At the end, it's anything from "Okay, love you too, see you soon" to my husband to "Okay, thanks. Bye."

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    Re: how o answer a phone call?

    Hi,
    The other day my English teacher called me by phone and I just realized how poor my spoken English is when I have to switch from Portuguese to it quickly (or whatever the situation is...).

    The dialogue was more or less the following:

    teacher: hello, john!
    me : hi, teacher!
    teacher: I was wondering if we could change our class from today for tomorrow ...
    me : yeah, no problem, no problem...
    teacher : could it be tomorrow at 12 p.m.?
    me : yeah, no problem, no problem...
    teacher : (lol...)
    me : (silly laugh...)
    teacher : see you tomorrow then. bye.
    me : yeah...bye...bye!

    As you can see, a very clumsy English this one I have...
    If you were me, what would you have said, please?

    Thanks!

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    Re: how o answer a phone call?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hi,
    The other day my English teacher called me by phone and I just realized how poor my spoken English is when I have to switch from Portuguese to it quickly (or whatever the situation is...).

    The dialogue was more or less the following:

    teacher: hello, John!
    me : hi, teacher!
    teacher: I was wondering if we could change our class from today for tomorrow ...
    me : yeah, no problem, no problem... Of course, no problem.
    teacher : could it be tomorrow at 12 p.m.?
    me : yeah, no problem, no problem... That will be fine. OR That would suit me fine.

    teacher : see you tomorrow then. bye.
    me : yeah...bye...bye! See you then, 'bye.

    As you can see, a very clumsy English this one I have...
    If you were me, what would you have said, please?

    Thanks!
    Have more faith in yourself!

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    Re: how o answer a phone call?

    Believe it or not, your conversation was very natural! Maybe a bit nervous sounding, but just fine!

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    Re: how o answer a phone call?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Have more faith in yourself!
    Thank you very much!

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    Re: how o answer a phone call?

    Do you know any website to practise daily conversations in English? If not, here is one. I hope you will find it useful.


    Conversation - Learn good phrases from daily conversation

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