(A：Operator B：Helen Kent C：Edna)
A：Hello.Overseas operator. May I help you?
B：Yes. I'd like to make a collect call to Japan.
A：Your name, please?
B：It's Helen Kent.
A：Who would you like to talk to?
B：I'd like to talk to Mr. Edna Kent
A：Is that Mr. Edna Kent?
A：What number are you calling from, please?
B：From code 513, 432-6748
A：And the number in Japan, please?
B：Country code 81, area code 138, and the number is 846-8972.
A：Hold the line, please. I'll put your call through.
C：Hello. This is Edna.
B：Mom. It's Helen. How's everything going?
C：Fine. How are you?
B：Very good indeed.
C：How's the weather there?
B：It's sunny and bright. Dole and I just came back from the sight-seeing. We spent two days on the beach. Then we went downtown, doing some shopping and visiting the museums and places like that, and things we haven't see there.
B：We had a very very good time… Mom, is Dad in?
C：No, he went out to the club and won't be back until late afternoon… What time are you going to come back?
B：Probably early next week. But I'm not sure.
C：Ok, take care of yourself.
B：Well, Mom, say Hi to every body. Say love to Daddy. Bye.
C：Have a nice stay, bye.
John: Hello? Can I speak to Mr. Smith?
Girl: I'm sorry, but he's out now. May I take a message?
John: Yes. This is John Brown. I'd like to meet him next Monday morning around 10 o'clock.
Girl: Let me check his schedule... Yes, I think he can see you. But could you call again around five to make sure?
John: OK，thank you very much.
Girl: You are welcome.
简在家吗?Is Jane at home?
我想和托马斯先生通话。I’d like to speak to Mr. Thomas。
接线员，我的电话断了。Operator, I was cut off。
我需要打一个急救电话。I need to make an emergency call。
我会再打的。I’ll call back。
他什么时候回来?When will he come back?
请给我接分机605好吗?Can you put me through to extension 605?
If he’s not in, please ask his secretary to talk to me。
Making a Telephone Call
Clerk：Good morning. Wilson Association。
Brown：This is Mr. Brown speaking. I’d like to speak to Mr. Thomas。
Clerk：I’m sorry, but Mr. Thomas left here just a few minutes ago。
Brown：I’ve been trying to call him for the last ten minutes, but your line was busy. Will he be back soon?
Clerk：I’m afraid not. He is away for the rest of the day。
Brown：Is there other way I can reach him?
Clerk：I’m afraid not. He has gone out of this town on business. May I take a message?
Brown：I have a business appointment with him at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning, but I’m afraid I can’t make it。
Clerk：Would you like to make another appointment?
Brown：Unfortunately, I’m leaving here unexpectedly, and I may be away for several days。
Clerk：I see. I’ll tell Mr. Thomas that you’ve called。