Wow. They snagged a pretty impressive tele number there. Imposing.

This might be a nice speaking prompt…

You’re calling “1-800-English” – what is it? who answers? what do you ask?

Ss can create “info hotlines” for anything. 1-800-MoroccanFood, 1-800-DATING, 1-800-VERBS and the person on the other end has to *pretend* to be the ultimate authority on it.

Practice strategies for communicating over the phone meanwhile, of course.

And these days, why ever used thumb-pinky-to-ear for these roleplays? Depending on their calling plans (heh), have the students do pairwork mobile-to-mobile, classroom-t0-classroom.

Have them send a thank you text after they hang up, too. 😉

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