Audio Samples and Questions - International Phone Calls

Audio Samples and Questions

International Phone Calls

A: Agh! This phone booth is so dark. I don't know if I dialed the number right.

B: This is the International Operator. How may I help you?

A: Oh, great! Yes, sir. I'd like to make a collect call to Seoul, Korea, please.

B: What's the number you want to call?

A: The area code is 2, and the phone number there is 333-9373.

B: May I have your name, please?

A: My name is Sylvia.

B: I'm sorry. Could you spell that for me please, please?

A: Sure. It's S... like in Sally or Sherri, Y..., L..., V..., I..., A.

B: And who would you like to talk to?

A: Anyone who answers. It doesn't matter. It'll be either my mom or my dad.

B: Okay. Please hold on and I'll connect you. Alright, go ahead, ma'am; your party is on the line.

A: Thank you so much.


1.) Where does she want to call?
a) South Korea
b) South America
c) China

2.) Who does she want to talk to?
a) her mom
b) anyone
c) her dad

3.) What is the “party” the man talks about?
a) a fun time with friends
b) a meeting with family
c) a person in her family

4. What problem does the woman have at the beginning?
A She cannot see very well.
B She dials the wrong number.
C She doesn't have any change.
D She forgets the number she wants.

5. What does the woman use?
A A payphone
B A mobile phone
C A phone at home
D A phone at the office

6. Why will the woman NOT have to pay for the telephone call?
A The number is not correct.
B She is calling long distance.
C She cannot see the coin slot.
D The people she's calling will pay.

1. = "A";
2. = "B";
3. = "C";
4. = "A";
5. = "A";
6. = "D";