The post-office. Telephone
a) Read and act the dialogues.
b) Make up the dialogues based on the models using as many words as possible dealing with the topic «The Post-Office. Telephone».
A: Operator. Can I help you?
B: What’s the area code for San Francisco?
B: Thank you. Now, let’s see. 1-415-555-1212.
C: Directory Assistance for which city?
B: San Francisco.
C: Can I help you?
B: Alta California Co. at 1414 Adrian Street.
C: The number is 692-1285.
B: Thank you.
C: You’re welcome. Have a nice day.
D: Perry, Ross and Company. Can I help you?
E: I’d like to speak to James Singh, please.
D: Which department is he in?
D: Just a moment. I’ll connect you. It’s ringing.
F: Let’s see. I dial «0» first: 0-314-725-5735.
F: Hello. This is a collect call, operator.
G: What’s your name?
F: Joan Sinewski.
G: Can you spell that, please?
G: Just a moment, please.
F: Thank you.
H: Who are you talking to?
H: Well, why are you holding the phone?
I: My watch stopped. I’m calling the time. Listen. (Good morning. At the tone the time will be 9:52 and 40 seconds — Beep.)
H: What number is the time?
A Busy Office
Jay Power: Yes, Janice, what is it?
Janice Mills: Bob Hudson wants to speak to you.
Jay Power: I’m very busy right now. Ask him to call back later. Janice Mills: All right.
Jay Power: Oh, and Janice, tell Chris to photocopy the President’s report.
Janice Mills: Ok. Anything else?
Jay Power: Yes. Tell Helen not to call her boyfriend on the office phone.
Janice Mills: All right, I will.
Janice Mills: Hello? This is Mr. Power’s secretary again.
Bob Hudson: Yes?
Janice Mills: I’m afraid Mr. Power’s very busy right now. Can you call back later?
Bob Hudson: All right. What about this afternoon?
Janice Mills: Yes, that’ll be fine.
Janice Mills: Oh, Chris?
Chris Day: Yes, Janice?
Janice Mills: Mr. Power wants you to photocopy this report.
Chris Day: Ok. I’ll do it later.
Janice Mills: No, Chris. Do it now. I know it’s important.
Janice Mills: Helen, did you call your boyfriend on the office phone yesterday?
Helen Biagi: Well — uh — yes. I did. But it was urgent.
Janice Mills: Hm. I think Mr. Power heard you. He wasn’t very pleased about it. Don’t use the office phone for personal calls.
Helen Biagi: Yes. Ok, Janice. I won’t do it again. I’m sorry.
Jay Power: Janice, did you speak to Bob Hudson?
Janice Mills: Yes, I did. I asked him to call back later. He says he’ll call you this afternoon.
Jay Power: Fine. Has Chris photocopied that report yet?
Janice Mills: Not yet, but I told him to do it immediately. I think he’s doing it now.
Jay Power: Good. Did you tell Helen not to call her boyfriend from here.
Janice Mills: Yes, I told her not to use the office phone for personal calls. She says she won’t do it again. I’m sure she won’t.
Jay Power: Well, I hope she won’t. Her boyfriend is living in Saudi Arabia!
(from «American Streamline»)