Informal and Formal Telephone Conversations
Неофициальные и официальные телефонные разговоры
Справки по телефону
Inquiring About Books
SECRETARY: Consular Department.
MR. CORN: This is Corn speaking. I'm calling to inquire about some Russian books I'm interested in.
SECRETARY: What kind of books are they, Mr. Corn?
MR. CORN: You see, I'm working on the problem of Market Economy in Russia and need some information on the subject.
SECRETARY: Mr. Corn, this is Consular Department and we, as a rule, do not deal with such questions. Here, in the city, we have a branch office of our book company Russian Books. You may approach them, and I'm sure they will help you.
MR. CORN: What is their phone number, please?
SECRETARY: It is seven-seven-four, two-five, nine-three.
MR. CORN: Thank you. Goodbye.
Consular Department - консульский отдел
market economy - рыночная экономика
branch office - филиал
to approach smb - обращаться к кому-л.
subject - тема, предмет