Don’t be afraid if the phone rings and you have to answer it in English! if you practice a lot, you’ll be able to speak English on the phone, too! In this unit, we are going to look at some of the words and expressions that we use for telephoning. Remember, practice makes perfect!
Before having a look at some useful dialogues, let’s learn some important words and expressions!
to answer the phone – felvenni a telefont
answering machine – üzenetrögzítő
busy signal – foglalt jelzése
call – telefonhívás
caller – hívó
call back/phone back – visszahívás
call display – híváskijelző
cellular phone/cell phone/mobile phone – mobiltelefon
cordless phone – vezeték nélküli telefon
to dial – tárcsázni
dial tone – tárcsahang
directory/phone book – telefonkönyv
to hang up – letenni a telefont
to ring off – letenni a telefont
operator – operátor
pager – személyhívó
phone – telefon
to phone – telefonálni
phone booth – telefonfülke
pay phone – nyilvános telefon
to pick up the phone – felvenni a telefont
receiver – telefonkagyló
to ring – csörög
Kérdések és válaszok
kérdések és válaszok meghallgatása: ITT
Q: Are you on the phone?What’s your phone number?
A1: Yes, I’m on the phone. My number is 35-34-209.
A2: No, I’m not. I only have a cell phone.
Q: Do you have a cell phone?
A1: Yes, of course. I think nowadays everybody has a cell phone.
A2: It must be surprising, but I don’t. I don’t want to get a phone call anytime, anywhere.
Q: Do you have a pre-paid or a post-paid cell phone?
A1: I have a pre-paid cell phone, so if I can’t make any phone calls, I have to buy a pre-paid card, and top-up my minutes.
A2: I have a post paid cell phone, so I can make phone calls any time, and pay for them at the end of the month.
Q: Is your name listed in the directory?
A1: Yes, my landline is in the directory.
A2: No, I don’t have a landline, so I’m not in the directory.
Q: Do you like making long conversations?
A1: No, I try to make it as short as possible. I don’t want to pay a lot on phone bills.
A2: Yes, mostly with my mother. She lives in another town, so we don’t meet too often, and we mostly speak on the phone.