Telephoning hold on mimes

 

Choose one sentence and mime it to your partner(s). Can they guess what you are miming?

I am writing it down

 

I am typing it up

 

I am searching for that file

 

I am looking for a pen

 

I am trying to find a notepad

 

I am putting you on hold

 

I am checking if he’s at his desk

 

He is coming into the office now

 

I am getting into a lift

 

I am getting onto a train

 

I am getting into a taxi

 

I am driving on the freeway

 

My next client is arriving

 

I am putting you through to him now

 

I am leaving the office

 

My other phone is ringing

 

His phone is ringing, but there’s no answer

 

I am having lunch

 

 

 

Which sentences above would you say “Can I call you back/ Can you call again a little later?” with?

 

Which ones would you say “Just a moment/ second/ minute/ Can you hold the line?” with?

 

Ignoring the gaps, check your answers below:

 

Just a moment. I am writing it ___________

Give me a second/ Can you call me back in ten?. I am typing it __________ now

Please hold the line, I am searching ______ that file now.

Just a second. I am looking ________ a pen

I’ll be with you in a second. I am trying ____ find a notepad

Just a moment. I am putting you _______ hold

I’ll be with you right away. I am checking if he’s _________ his desk

If you can wait a moment or two, he is coming _______ the office now

Can I call you back? I am getting _______ a lift

Can I get back to you a little later? I am getting ________ a train

I am getting ________ a taxi. Can you try me again in 10 minutes?

I’ll have to phone you back in a bit. I am driving _____ the freeway

My client is arriving ______ the conference room. Can you try again this afternoon?

Please hold. I am putting you through _______ him now

I am leaving the office. Can I phone you when I get back this afternoon?

My other phone is ringing. Will you hold?/ Just a sec, I’ll check who it is.

His phone is ringing, but there’s no answer. Shall I ask him to call you back?

I am having lunch. Give me 10 minutes, and I’ll call you at your office.

 

 


Look for expressions above that mean the same as “Just a moment” and “Can you call again later?/ Can I call you back?”

 

Expressions that mean the same as “Just a moment”

Expressions that mean the same as “Can you call again later?/ Can I call you back?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Without looking at the sentences at the top of the page, fill the sentences above with the missing prepositions:

 

Check your answers with the sentences at the top of the page

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