II. Discuss these questions.
1. What do you think is the relationship between Debbie and Nikola? Why?
2. In your opinion, where are they from, and how old are they?
III. Listen to these extracts from the discussion and complete them. Do you
Agree with Nikola’s comment?
DebbieIf you want to move ahead in your career, you also need to evaluate
your progress regularly. If you do that, you get a better idea of ____
____ ____ ____ ___(1), and also of the areas that you need to
DebbieWhen a challenge presents itself, you have to ____ ____ ____(3). If
you play safe all the time, if you just settle …(4), you’ll never move
ahead in your career.
NikolaIf you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll only get ____ ____
Telephoning: making contact
(Market Leader Pre-Intermediate Unit 1 Recording 1.3, 1.4, 1.5)
I. Listen to three phone calls and answer these questions.
1. What is the purpose of each call?
2. Do the callers know each other?
II. Listen to the first call again. Complete the expressions on the right so they
Have the same meanings as the ones on the left.
III. Listen to the second call again and complete these phrases.
A. Hello, ____ ____ ____ (1) to Andrea, please?
B. ____ ____ (2) she’s not here at the moment. Can I ____(3) a
A. Yes, please . ____ ____(5) Jacques from Intec. ____ (6) you ____ (7) her
I won’t be able to ____ (8) the training course on Saturday. She can
____(9) me ____ (10) if there’s a problem. I’m ____(11) 0191 498 0001.
B. OK. Thank you. Bye.
IV. Listen to the third call again. Underline each phrase the speaker uses.
DaveHi, John. Dave here.
John Oh, hello, Dave. How are things? / How are you? (1)
DaveFine, thanks. Listen, just a quick word / quick question. (2)
John Yeah, go ahead.
DaveDo you think you could give me / let me have (3) the fax number for
Workplace Solutions? I can’t get through to them. Their phone is
always busy / engaged (4).
John I’ve got it here / right in front of me (5). It’s 020 7756 4237.
DaveSorry, I didn’t hear / catch (6) the last part. Did you say 4227?
JohnNo, it’s 4237.
Dave OK. Thanks. Bye.
JohnNo problem. / Don’t mention it (7). Bye.
V. Study the Useful language box below. Then role play the telephone calls using it.