Mr Ballito, the Managing Director of Modern Office Limited often has to make international telephone calls to his customers in other countries.Today he asks his Secretary Opal to book a call to Mr Frascati in Rome.
MR BALLITO: I'd like to speak to Mr Frascati in Rome at about 11.00our time. Would you book a call to him, please, Opal.
OPAL:Certainly, Mr Ballito. I'll ask Rose to connect me with the International Operator and book the call. Shall I make it a personal call?
MR BALLITO: Yes, I think so. It's a waste of money to pay for the call if Mr Frascati is out. Do you know the number?
OPAL:Yes, I have it here. It's Rome 35 56 75.
(LIFTS RECEIVER, DIALS NUMBER)
OPAL:Oh good morning, Rose, would you put me through to the International Operator, please. I want to book a call to Rome for Mr Ballito.
ROSE: Certainly, I' m putting you through now.(CLICK RINGING)It's ringing now, Opal.
OPAL:Thank you ……
(RINGING TONE CONTINUES, THEN STOPS)
INTERNATIONAL OPERATOR:International Operator.
OPAL:Good morning. I'd like to book a personal call to Rome, please.This is Dongali 52364, Modern Office Limited.
INTERNATIONAL OPERATOR:Dongali, 52 364.What number in Rome, please.
OPAL:Rome 35 56 75.
INTERNATIONAL OPERATOR:35 56 75 …… what name?
INTERNATIONAL OPERATOR:Rome 35 56 75, Mr Frascati.
OPAL:Yes, that' s right. Can I book the call for 11-00?
INTERNATIONAL OPERATOR: 11:00 yes, that should be all right. I'll ring you b