Informal and Formal Telephone Conversations
Неофициальные и официальные телефонные разговоры
MR. CLAY: Hello. Could I speak to Mr. Orlov?
MR. ORLOV: Speaking. Good afternoon.
MR. CLAY: Good afternoon, Mike. This is John Clay speaking.
MR. ORLOV: How are you, John?
MR. CLAY: Fine, thanks. I called to wish you a happy birthday.
MR. ORLOV: Thank you very much, John. It's so kind of you to remember my birthday. Incidentally, could you come over to my place tonight? I'm having a few people over.
MR. CLAY: Thanks, Mike, but I'm afraid I must be leaving for Glasgow today. I'll give you a ring when I come back.
MR. ORLOV: Good. So I hope to see you before long. Goodbye.
MR. CLAY: Goodbye.
to wish a happy birthday - поздравлять с днем рождения
to give smb a ring - звонить по телефону