4-9 “Making Telephone Calls”

Module 4, Unit 9

“Making Telephone Calls”

Base Sentences – (571-586)

571 You’re wanted on the telephone.

571 Ты хотел по телефону.

572 What number should I dial to get the operator?

572 Какой номер следует набрать, чтобы получить оператор?

573 I want to make a long distance call.

573 Я хочу сделать междугородний звонок.

574 Pick up the receiver and deposit a coin in the slot.

574 Поднимите трубку и поместить монету в слот.

575 I tried to call Mr. Cooper, but the line was busy.

575 Я попытался позвонить мистер Купер, но линия была занята.

576 You must have dialed the wrong number.

576 Вы, наверное, набрал неверный номер.

577 I dialed the right number, but nobody answered.

577 Я набрал нужное количество, но никто не ответил.

578 The telephone is ringing. Would you answer it, please?

578 Телефон звонит. Вы бы на него ответить, пожалуйста?

579 Would you like to leave a message?

579 Хотели бы вы оставить сообщение?

580 Who is this? I don’t recognize your voice.

580 Кто это? Я не узнаю ваш голос.

581 Would you please tell Mr. Cooper I called?

581 Могли бы Вы рассказать мистер Купер Я называется?

582 Is this Empire 5-4093?

582 Это империя 5-4093?

583 I have to hang up now.

583 Я должен повесить сейчас.

584 Put the receiver closer to your mouth. I can’t hear you.

584 Положил трубку ближе ко рту. Я тебя не слышу.

585 Would you mind calling back sometime tomorrow?

585 Не могли бы вы перезвонить когда-нибудь завтра?

Verb Study

1. be wanted =

(A) You’re wanted on the telephone. (B) She was wanted on the telephone, but she wasn’t here. (C) Who is wanted on the phone? (A) Ты хотел по телефону. (B), она хотела по телефону, но она здесь не было. (C) который разыскивается по телефону?

2. dial => dialed, dialing, dials

(A) What number should I dial to get the operator? (B) She often dials the wrong number. (C) I must have dialed the wrong number. (A) Какой номер следует набрать, чтобы получить оператор? (B) Она часто набирает неправильный номер. (C) Я, должно быть набран неправильный номер.

3. deposit => deposited, depositing, deposits

(A) Deposit a coin in the slot. (B) I picked up the receiver and deposited a coin in the slot. (C) Please deposit a coin now. (A) Задаток монету в слот. (B) Я взял трубку и хранение монет в слот. (C) Пожалуйста хранение монеты в настоящее время.

4. answer => answered, answering, answers

(A) Would you answer the phone, please? (B) She always answers the telephone before I can answer it. (C) When I called his house last night, his wife answered. (A) бы вы ответили на телефон, пожалуйста? (B) Она всегда отвечает по телефону, прежде чем я могу на него ответить. (C) Когда я позвонил его дома прошлой ночью, его жена ответила.

5. ring => [rang, rung], ringing, rings

(A) The telephone is ringing. (B) The phone rings many times every day. (C) The phone rang at about ten o’clock last night. (D) Didn’t the phone ring? (A) телефон звонит. (B) звонит телефон много раз каждый день. (C) зазвонил телефон около десяти часов вечера. (D) не звонит телефон?

6. recognize => recognized, recognizes

(A) I don’t recognize your voice. (B) She always recognizes my voice. (C) I recognized him immediately. (D) I’ve recognized his voice each time he has called. (А) Я не признаю ваш голос. (B) Она всегда признает мой голос. (C) Я сразу узнал его. (D) я узнал его голос каждый раз он позвонил.

7. hear => [heard, heard]

(A) I can’t hear you. (B) I heard the telephone ring. (C) Have you heard that radio program yet? (A) Я тебя не слышу. (B) я услышал телефонный звонок. (C) Вы слышали, что радио данной программе?

8. call back =

(A) Would you mind calling back sometime tomorrow? (B) I’m busy now. Please call back later. (C) They called me back last night. (A) Не могли бы вы перезвонить когда-нибудь завтра? (B) Я занят сейчас. Пожалуйста, перезвоните позже. (C) они перезвонили мне прошлой ночью.

Word/Phrase Substitution Drills

1a You’re wanted on the telephone.

1b Somebody wants you on the telephone.

1c Somebody’s asking for you on the telephone.

2a What number should I dial to get the operator?

2b What number should I dial to get information?

2c What number should I dial to get long distance?

2d What number should I dial to get the police department?

2e What number should I dial to get the fire department?

2f What number should I dial to get the public library?

3a I want to make a long distance call.

3b I want to make a local call.

3c I want to make a collect call.

3d I want to make a person-to-person long distance call.

3e I want to make a station-to-station long distance call.

4a Pick up the receiver and deposit a coin in the slot.

4b Pick up the receiver and insert a coin in the slot.

4c Pick up the receiver and drop a coin in the slot.

5a I tried to call Mr. Cooper, but the line was busy.

5b I tried to call Mr. Cooper, but nobody answered.

5c I tried to call Mr. Cooper, but his telephone had been disconnected.

6a You must have dialed the wrong number.

6b You must have dialed an incorrect number .

6c You must have dialed some other number .

6d You must have dialed somebody else’s number .

7a I dialed the right number, but nobody answered.

7b I dialed the right number, but nobody was home.

7c I dialed the right number, but the person I wanted wasn’t here.

8a The telephone is ringing. Would you answer it, please?

8b The telephone is ringing. Will you get it, please?

8c The telephone is ringing. Will you see who’s calling, please?

9a Would you like to leave a message?

9b Would you like to leave your name?

9c Would you like to leave your telephone number?

9c Would you like to leave your name and number?

10a Who is this? I don’t recognize your voice.

10b Who’s calling? I don’t recognize your voice.

10c Who is this speaking? I don’t recognize your voice.

10d Who’s speaking? I don’t recognize your voice.

11a Would you please tell Mr. Cooper I called?

11b Would you please tell Mr. Cooper that I called?

11c Would you please tell Mr. Cooper that I’ll call him later?

11d Would you please tell Mr. Cooper that I’ll call him back tomorrow?

11e Would you please tell Mr. Cooper I’m call him again tomorrow?

12a Is this Empire 5-4093?

12b Is this Emerson 6-0349?

12c Is this Dudley 3-6777?

12d Is this 393-5121?

13a I have to hang up now.

13b I have to hang up the receiver now.

13c I have to end our conversation now.

13d I have to interrupt our conversation now.

13e I have to get off the telephone now.

14a Put the receiver closer to your mouth. I can’t hear you.

14b Please speak louder. I can’t hear you.

14c Speak more distinctly, please. I can’t hear you.

14d Please speak as loud as you can. I can’t hear you.

15a Would you mind calling back some time tomorrow?

15b Would you mind calling again some time tomorrow?

15c Would you mind returning Mr. Cooper’s call some time tomorrow?

15d Would you mind calling me up some time tomorrow?

15e Would you mind calling Mr. Cooper up some time tomorrow?

Reading Practice

The Wrong Number

When I answered the telephone this morning, I knew right away the lady had the wrong number. But it took her a long time to find out. Когда я отвечал на телефонные звонки этим утром, я сразу понял, леди ошибся номером. Но ей потребовалось много времени, чтобы выяснить это.

She said her name was Mrs. Mills and asked if I was Dr. Cooper’s secretary. I told her that she had an incorrect number, but I don’t think she listened to me. Она сказала, что ее зовут миссис Миллс и спросил, если я был секретарем доктора Купера. Я сказал ей, что у нее был неверный номер, но я не думаю, что она слушала меня.

She told me she wanted to cancel her two o’clock appointment because her husband was sick and she had to take care of him. I told her I was very sorry to hear that, but she still had the wrong number. Она сказала мне, что она хотела, чтобы отменить ее назначение 2:00 потому что ее муж был болен, и она должна была заботиться о нем. Я сказал ей, было очень жаль это слышать, но она все еще ошибся номером.

Then she wanted to know if she could make an appointment for next week. I told her I couldn’t arrange it. I wasn’t Dr. Cooper’s secretary. Тогда она хотела знать, если бы она могла записаться на прием на следующую неделю. Я сказал ей, я не мог устроить. Я не был секретарем доктора Купера.

Finally she heard what I said. She wanted to know why I didn’t tell her right away that she had the wrong number. Before I could answer her, she hung up. At first I was a little upset about it, but later on in the morning I decided it was really funny. Наконец она услышала, что я сказал. Она хотела знать, почему я не сказал ей сразу, что у нее был неправильный номер. Прежде чем я успел ответить, она повесила трубку. Сначала я был немного расстроен, об этом, но позже утром я решил, что это было действительно забавно.

I wanted to call up my sister and tell her about it. I guess I dialed the wrong number and I happened to get Mrs. Mills. You can imagine how astonished I was. I tried to explain that I had made a mistake, but she wouldn’t listen. Я хотел назвать мою сестру и сказать ей об этом. Кажется, я набрал неправильный номер, и я, оказалось, получил миссис Миллс. Вы можете себе представить, как я был удивлен. Я попытался объяснить, что я сделал ошибку, но она не слушала.

She just wanted to know how I got her telephone number. She said she couldn’t understand why I was bothering her. I tried to explain again, but she talked so much and so fast that I couldn’t interrupt her to say that I was sorry. I finally hung up the receiver. Она просто хотела знать, как я получил ее номер телефона. Она сказала, что не могла понять, почему я беспокоил ее. Я пытался объяснить еще раз, но она говорила так много и так быстро, что я не мог прервать ее сказать, что мне было жаль. Я, наконец, повесил трубку.

I still wanted to call my sister, but I was afraid I might get that lady’s number again. I didn’t use the telephone for the rest of the day. Я все еще хотел позвонить сестре, но я боялся, я мог бы получить номер, который Дамская снова. Я не использовал телефон для остальной части дня.

Questions

1. called me this morning?

2. Who did she really want to speak to?

3. Why did she want Dr. Cooper’s office?

4. Why did it take her a long time to find out she had the wrong number?

5. Who did I happen to get when I tried to call up my sister?

6. Did she believe I had made a mistake?

7. Why didn’t I use the telephone for the rest of the day?

Conversation

Making Telephone Calls

FRANK: Operator, I want to make a person-to-person call to Miss Marilyn Peters in Washington, D.C. The number is 393-5121. OPERATOR: One moment, please. I’ll get that number for you.. Hello. Is this 393-5121? Is this Miss Marilyn Peters? It is? I have a long distance call for you. FRANK: How much is it, Operator? OPERATOR: That will be two dollars for the first three minutes. Deposit the coins in the slot, please. Thank you. FRANK: Hello, Marilyn. How are you? MARILYN: Hi, Frank. Are you calling from Chicago? FRANK: Yes, but I’ll be home next Saturday morning. I want to know if you can go to the baseball game with me on Sunday afternoon. MARILYN: What? What did you say? I can’t hear you, Hello? Hello? FRANK: Hello? Hello? Marilyn? Operator! Operator, we’ve been disconnected.. OPERATOR: One moment, please. I’ll see if I can connect you again. FRANK: Hello? Marilyn, are you there now? MARILYN: Yes, Frank. Now, what were you saying about a baseball game? FRANK: I guess you didn’t hear me, Marilyn. We were disconnected before I finished talking. I wanted to ask you to …OPERATOR: I’m sorry, sir. Your three minutes are over. You’ll have to deposit more money, if you wish to, talk longer. FRANK: But I don’t have any more coins to drop, in the slot. I’ll just have to send you a telegram, Marilyn.

Word List

coin

collect

conversation

distinctly

fire department

line

local

long distance

loud

message

mouth

operator

person-to-person

police department

public

receiver

slot

sometime

station-to-station

voice

Verb Forms

call back, called back

deposit, deposited

dial, dialed, dialed

disconnect, disconnected

drop, dropped, dropped

hear, heard, heard

insert, inserted

recognize, recognized

ring, rang, rung

Expressions

answer the telephone

get off the telephone

return a call

Supplementary Word List

(Conversation and Reading Practice)

connect

secretary

telegram

use

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