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A telephone call at the directory assistance

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Listen to the dialogue and complete it with the Drag and Drop exercise! Then practise it (with a partner).
Listen to speaker 1 and speak the other part.
Listen to speaker 2 and speak the other part.
 
 
  • Bye!
     
  • Okay, I'll hang on.
     
  • Thank you!
     
  • Yes, the ZIP-Code is 10019.
     
  • Hi, the number of the New York Visitor Information Centre, please.
     
  • Directory assistance, how may I help you?
     
  • Do you know the ZIP-Code?
     
  • Just a second please.
     
  • The number is 212-484-1222.
     
  • You're welcome. Have a nice day. Bye.
     
 
 
 
 
 
 

Asking for an English translation of a word

If you don't know the English translation of a word in your mother tongue, you can use the following phrases to ask for the information:
  • What's the English word for ______?
  • How do you say ______ in English?
  • What's ______ in English?
  • Do you know the English translation for _____?
Imagine you're in an English speaking country with a friend who speaks both English and your native language. You need to ask someone something, but you can't remember the English translation. Practise the following phrases with words from your mother tongue. Speak the sentences out loud.
1. You are at a restaurant and want to order something to eat. You can't remember the English word for it. You ask your friend: "Do you know the English word for ________?"
2. You are at a post office and would like to send your family a letter. You can't remember the English word for what you need to buy. You ask your friend: "What's ________ again in English?"
3. You and your friend got lost and you have to ask someone for the way. Unfortunately you can't remember the English word for the place that you are going to. You ask your friend: "How do you say ________ in English?"
 
Complete the dialogue using the Drag and Drop exercise! Then practise it (with a partner).
 
 
  • You're very welcome!
     
  • Oh that's easy, it's computer!
     
  • Yes, it's refrigerator! Do you need to know any other words?
     
  • Hey, I am just studying English. Do you know the English word for
    refrigerator
    ?
     
  • Yes, what's
    computer
    in English?
     
  • Right, I forgot! Thank you for your help!
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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