Q18 - Our new secretary


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The telephone rang and our new secretary, Miss Simpson, answered it.

'May I speak to Mr Calder, please?' a voice said.

'Who is speaking, please?' Miss Simpson asked.

'Mr Alan Bright,' the voice said.

Miss Simpson put her hand over the mouthpiece and spoke to Mr Calder.

'It's Mr Alan Bright, sir,' she said. 'He wants to speak to you.'

'What, again!' Mr Calder exclaimed. 'He wants to sell us those new computers, doesn't he?'

'Yes, sir,' Miss Simpson said. 'He called yesterday.'

'And he rang up five times last week. We don't need new computers. I told him that yesterday,' Mr Calder said.

'What shall I say, sir?' Miss Simpson asked.

'Say that I'm not in my office,' Mr Calder said crossly.

Miss Simpson spoke into the receiver. 'Mr Bright,' she said, 'I'm afraid you can't speak to Mr Calder now. Mr Calder says that he's not in his office.

 

Vocabulary

 

Answer atender

mouthpiece fone

ring up telefonar

need precisar

crossly zangadamente

receiver fone

 

Answer these questions

 

A

 

1 The telephone rang, didn't it?

2 Didn't Miss Simpson answer it?

3 Was it Mr Bright?

4 Does Mr Bright want to speak to Mr Calder?

5 Does Mr Calder want to speak to Mr Bright?

6 Mr Bright wants to sell Mr Calder some computers, doesn't he?

7 Did Mr Bright call yesterday?

8 Does Mr Calder need any new computers?

9 Is Mr Calder in his office?

10 Will Mr Calder speak to Mr Bright?

 

B

 

12 Who answered the telephone?

13 Who is speaking?

14 Who wants to speak to Mr Calder?

15 Who rang five times last week?

16 Who will tell Mr Bright that Mr Calder is not in his office?

 

C

 

17 Did Miss Simpson answer the telephone, or did Mr Calder answer it?

18 Does Mr Bright want to speak to Mr Calder, or does he want to speak to Miss Simpson?

19 Does Mr Bright want to sell some computers or some printers?

20 Is Mr Calder in his office, or has he gone out?

 

D

 

21 What's the name of the new secretary?

22 Whose secretary is she?

23 What does Mr Bright want to sell to Mr Calder?

24 How many times did Mr Bright telephone last week?

25 Why doesn't Mr Calder want any new computers?

26 What will Miss Simpson say to Mr Bright?

 

E

 

Ask these questions

 

Ask me

 

1 if the telephone rang.

   when the telephone rang.

2 if Miss Simpson answered the telephone.

   when Miss Simpson answered the telephone.

3 if Mr Bright wants to speak to Mr Calder.

   why he wants to speak to Mr Calder.

4 if Mr Bright wants to sell some computers.

   what he wants to sell.

5 if Mr Calder wants to buy any new computers.

   why he doesn't want to buy any new computers.

6 if Mr Calder is in his office. 

   where Mr Calder is.

7 if Mr Bright rang up last week.

   how many times Mr Bright rang up last week.

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