TELEPHONE ENGLISH-7 (SAYING GOODBYE)
21 / 12 / 2004
TELEPHONE ENGLISH-7 (SAYING GOODBYE): meaning and examples
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.
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.
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.
Example Telephone Conversation in the Workplace
: Good morning. ABC Industries. How can I help you?
: Good morning. I'd like to speak to Mr. Kelly in the Marketing Department.
: Who's calling, please?
: This is Mrs. Long.
: One moment please, Mrs. Long, while I put your call through.
: I'm sorry. Mr. Kelly isn't available at this moment. Would you like to leave a message?
: Could you ask him to call Janet Long at 883 7718, please? I'm in the office mornings and afternoons.
: Janet Long at 883 7718. Okay...I'll pass the message on to him.
: Thank you very much.
: You're welcome. 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!