Communications

Letters:

Don’t forget to put a stamp on the envelope.
Don’t forget to post the letters

Telephone and fax:

Juan makes a lot of phone calls. He phones his girl friend every day.
Jill sent me a fax yesterday.
What is your phone/fax number?
330718 (= double three oh seven one eight)

A typical phone conversation:

SUE: Two three four six five oh.
NICK: Hello. It’s Nick here. Can I speak to John, please.
SUE: I’m sorry, he isn’t here at the moment. Can I take a message?
NICK: Thanks. Could you just tell him Nick called. I’ll call back later.
SUE: OK. I’ll tell him. Goodbye.
NICK: Bye.

E-mail:

Anne gets a lot of e-mails from New York.
What is your e-mail address?
(= Moll Flanders at C-U-P dot C-A-M dot A-C dot U-K)

Tip: If possible, get an example of a letter and an e-mail in English. Write down any useful words or phrases in them.