Hello, English Learners. One of the biggest fears English Learners have is communicating in English by phone. Indeed, it is hard to comprehend English when someone speaks English too fast, or has a thick accent. It is also hard to understand when you have limited English vocabulary and practice communicating in English by phone. What would you talk about in English if you were to receive a phone call right now? Here are a few suggestions:
A friend calls you asking you to go out to a movie. What would you say to your friend? What would your friend say to you?
Your doctor calls, asking you to come for a medical appointment. What would you say to your doctor? What would your doctor say to you?
A friend from long ago calls you and asks you for money. What would you say to your friend? What would your friend say to you?
The important thing to know about successful telephone conversations is that you need to improve your English vocabulary and get as much practice communicating with others in English as possible.