21 / 12 / 2004

TELEPHONE ENGLISH-7 (SAYING GOODBYE): meaning and examples

Good morning. Today we are going to finish telephone expressions by focusing on Saying Goodbye. We will also include a dialogue that incorporates telephone expressions from the Daily Vitamins that we've seen over the past week. Saying Goodbye Workplace (Formal): You can use one of the following expressions (or a combination of them) to end your phone calls. The way you end a call will depend on whether you are the caller or if someone else called you: Thank you for calling. Thank you for your time. It was nice talking to you. I look forward to talking to you again soon. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Please call me back as soon as you can. We'll talk again soon. Goodbye. At Home (Informal): Some more informal expressions for ending your phone calls are: Thanks for calling. I'll talk to you soon. (Talk to you soon.) I'll call you back later. Bye. Example Telephone Conversation in the Workplace: Receptionist: Good morning. ABC Industries. How can I help you? Caller: Good morning. I'd like to speak to Mr. Kelly in the Marketing Department. R.: Who's calling, please? C.: This is Mrs. Long. R.: One moment please, Mrs. Long, while I put your call through. (PAUSE) R.: I'm sorry. Mr. Kelly isn't available at this moment. Would you like to leave a message? C.: Could you ask him to call Janet Long at 883 7718, please? I'm in the office mornings and afternoons. R.: Janet Long at 883 7718. Okay...I'll pass the message on to him. C.: Thank you very much. R.: You're welcome. Goodbye. C.: Goodbye. I'd like to thank Vicky C. again for her request for Telephone English. As you can see, it's a language area with many useful expressions. Hopefully, you will find some of these expressions useful in your workplace or the next time you have to make a phone call in English. As usual, if you have any questions about these expressions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Enjoy the rest of your day!