I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

There are many types of phone services today to choose from, including cellular, satellite, and even voice over IP phone services. Whatever service you use, learning how to leave and understand phone messages is important. What questions or requests might you hear in a telephone message (e.g., “Please call me tomorrow.”)

HELPFUL TIP: Having an answering machine with a clear message can help your caller know exactly what information they should record (e.g., their name, the time they called, and a short message).

II. Listening Exercises [Top]

Listen to the phone message by pressing the Play button and answer the questions. Press the “Final Score” button to check your quiz.

1. What will take place at Bill’s house tomorrow?

A. a party

B. a game

C. a dance
2. Why does Hank have to work late?

A. He has to attend a meeting.

B. He has to write a report.

C. He has to close the office.

3. Why is Hank going to visit Lisa after work?

A. because she is sick in bed

B. because he has to return something

C. because he is going to take her to Bill’s house

4. Where is Hank going to get the snacks to take to Bill’s house?

A. from his house

B. from the store

C. from his work

5. What time will Hank most likely arrive at Bill’s house?

A. 7:00 PM

B. 8:00 PM

C. 9:00 PM

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