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1. Topical Vocabulary
telephone booth - телефонна будка
to leave a message - залишити повідомлення
Syn. to make (to put through) a trunk call.
Syn. You’ve dialled the wrong number
2. Illustration of Use
1) Substitution Patterns
a). “Can I book a call through to Paris now?”
“I’m sorry, but the line is engaged now”
the line is out of order
there’s no connection with that city
b). “Hullo, operator! Put me through to number seven-six-one”
to the secretary
to Mr. Black
to the city
to the hotel manager
“I’m putting your call through, sir.”
c). “Hullo! Is this number two-ten-two?”
“I can’t hear you well”
make out what you’re saying
hear your name
make out who’s speaking
2) Practise these sentence patterns
Where’s the nearest public phone? It’s just round the corner.
Is there a call-box anywhere here? There’s one near the cinema.
Do you mind my using your telephone? Not at all. Please do.
Can I ring up to town from here? Yes, dial the number 8 first.
What’s the number to Mr. Brown’s office? It’s 01-945-137.
What’s the number of the firm’s switchboard? It’s 648-122.
What’s the number of your extension? It’s 506.
Is this 01-335? No, you’ve dialled the wrong number.
This is Mr. Blake’s secretary. Mr. Blake is busy now.
This is Mr. Dixon’s office. (This is Mr. Dixon speaking).
Hold on! I’ll put you through with Mr. White.
4. B. The person called starts 7. A: Operator, I’ve been disconnected. Could you help me? Secretary: Thank you, Mr. Sidorenko. I’ll let Mr. Dixon know about your call. Frank: How nice! Well, why didn’t you warn me by a letter or a telegram that you were coming? I could have met you at the airport and have given you a lift. By the way, did you come by plane or by sea?