Card Set Information
1. hold on
‘Could you hold on a moment, please?’
2. hang on
also means wait! (informal)- ’
‘Could you hang on a moment, please?
3. put (a call) through
means to connect one caller to another-
‘I’m just going to put you through now.’
4. get through
to be connected to someone on the phone-
‘I can’t get through to his line at the moment, could you call back later please?’
5. hang up
means to put the receiver down-
‘I think the operator hung up on me, the line just went dead!
’6. call up
to make a telephone call (mainly used in American English or slang)- ‘
I’ll call up the theatre, and find out about tickets.
call back .
to return someone’s call-
‘I’ll ask him to call you back, when he gets home
means to answer a call / lift the receiver to take a call
‘No one is picking up, maybe they’re not at home.’
get off (the phone)
means to stop talking on the phone
When he gets off the other phone, I’ll pass on your message.
’10. get back to (someone)
means to return someone’s call-
‘When do you think she’ll be able to get back to me?
’11. cut off
to be disconnected abru`ptly during a telephone conversation-
‘I think we got cut off, I can’t hear her anymore.
’12. switch off/turn off
to deactivate (a cell phone/mobile phone)
‘Sorry you couldn’t get through to me. My phone was switched off, because the battery had died.
means to talk louder
‘I’m afraid I can’t hear you very well, could you speak up a little please?