It is a listening lesson:
Darren: Carol… telephone…
Carol: Who is it?
Darren: I don’t know. Wait a sec… (to the person on the phone) May I ask who’s calling, please? (pause) Carol… it’s Susan.
Carol: Oh, I’m in the bathtub. Can you ask her if it’s important?
Darren: Sorry Susan, Carol can’t come to the phone right now. Is there something I can help you with? (pause) Oh, I see. (to Carol) Carol… she wants to know if the party is tonight or tomorrow night.
Carol: Tell her it’s tomorrow night at 8:00 at Jill’s house. Tell her to bring a dessert if she wants.
Darren: (to Susan) She said it’s tomorrow night at 8:00 at Jill’s house. She said you could bring a dessert if you want. (pause) Sure, no problem. Have a good evening. ‘Bye.
Things to know…
Get the phone = answer the phone.
Wait a sec = wait a second. Another way to tell someone to wait.
(Someone) can’t come to the phone right now. This is a polite way to tell someone the person they would like to talk is busy. It would be a little rude or embarrassing to say someone is in the bathroom (unless it’s a very close friend.)
Tell her to bring a dessert. Often when there is a party, people bring food to