Getting started with Spanish 3
Getting started with Spanish 3

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Getting started with Spanish 3

2 Telephone expressions

Listen to the beginning of this telephone conversation, then have a go at answering the questions.

Activity 2

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SECRETARIA
¡Dígame!
HERNÁN
¿Puedo hablar con el señor Gonzalo Reina?
SECRETARIA
¿De parte de quién?
HERNÁN
Hernán Echevarría, de Fuentesol.
SECRETARIA
Sí, un momento, le paso.
HERNÁN
¿Gonzalo? Hola, soy Hernán. Mira, te llamo…
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Part 1. In what order are these expressions used? (drag and drop into the correct numerical order)

Using the following two lists, match each numbered item with the correct letter.

  1. ¿Puedo hablar con el señor Gonzalo Reina?

  2. ¿De parte de quién?

  3. Sí, un momento, le paso.

  • a.3.

  • b.2.

  • c.1.

The correct answers are:
  • 1 = c
  • 2 = b
  • 3 = a

Part 2. Match the following Spanish telephone expressions to the English descriptions:

Using the following two lists, match each numbered item with the correct letter.

  1. ¿Puedo hablar con la señora Núñez?

  2. Lo siento pero está comunicando.

  3. Sí, un momento, ahora le paso.

  4. ¿De parte de quién, por favor?

  5. ¿Quiere dejar un recado?

  • a.asking to talk to somebody

  • b.putting the caller through

  • c.asking who is calling

  • d.asking whether the caller wants to leave a message

  • e.explaining that the line is engaged

The correct answers are:
  • 1 = a
  • 2 = e
  • 3 = b
  • 4 = c
  • 5 = d
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