Here are some typical phrases that you can use in a telephone conversation.
Answering the phone 接电话时
Thank you for calling Boyz Autobody. Jody speaking. How can I help you?
Introducing yourself 自我介绍
Hey George. It's Lisa calling. (informal)
Hello, this is Julie Madison calling.
Hi, it's Gerry from the dentist's office here.
This is she.*
*The person answering says this if the caller does not recognize their voice.
Asking to speak with someone 我要找……
Is Fred in? (informal)
Is Jackson there, please? (informal)
Can I talk to your sister? (informal)
May I speak with Mr. Green, please?
Would the doctor be in/available?
Connecting someone 我帮你转给……
Just a second. I'll get him. (informal)
Hang on one second. (informal)
Please hold and I'll put you through to his office.
One moment please.
All of our operators are busy at this time. Please hold for the next available person.
Making special requests 特殊要求！
Could you please repeat that?
Would you mind spelling that for me?
Could you speak up a little please?
Can you speak a little slower please. My English isn't very strong.
Can you call me back? I think we have a bad connection.
Can you please hold for a minute? I have another call.
Taking a message for someone 记录留言
Sammy's not in. Who's this? (informal)
I'm sorry, Lisa's not here at the moment. Can I ask who's calling?
I'm afraid he's stepped out. Would you like to leave a message?
He's on lunch right now.Who's calling please?
He's busy right now. Can you call again later?
I'll let him know you called.
I'll make sure she gets the message.
Leaving a message with someone 留个口信
Yes, can you tell him his wife called, please.
No, that's okay, I'll call back later.
Yes, it's James from CompInc. here. When do you expect her back in the office?
Thanks, could you ask him to call Brian when he gets in?
Do you have a pen handy. I don't think he has my number.
Thanks. My number is 222-3456, extension 12.
Confirming information 确认信息
Okay, I've got it all down.
Let me repeat that just to make sure.
Did you say 555 Charles St.?
You said your name was John, right?
I'll make sure he gets the message.
Finishing a conversation 挂电话
Well, I guess I better get going. Talk to you soon.
Thanks for calling. Bye for now.
I have to let you go now.
I have another call coming through. I better run.
I'm afraid that's my other line.
I'll talk to you again soon. Bye.