David: Hello, David Hopkins speaking.
Mike: Hello, this is Mike in sales. Could I speak to Frank please?
David: I'm afraid he's not available at the moment. Would you like to leave a message?
Mike: I'm calling to put off a meeting we had scheduled for this afternoon.
David: Just a moment, let me take this down. Could I have your name again?
Mike: Certainly, it's Mike Andersen.
David: Oh, hello Mr. Andersen. This is David Hopkins, we went through next months' shipping orders together last week.
Mike: Oh, yes. I remember. How are you doing?
David: Fine thank you. Now, you'd like to push back this afternoon's meeting.
Mike: Yes, if you could ask Frank to give me a call so we can work out another time.
David: OK. That's fine. Is there anything else I can pass on?
Mike: Well, if you could bring up the upcoming deadline we need to meet.
David: Certainly, I'll make sure he gets the message. Does he have your extension?
Mike: He should, but I'll give it to you just in case - it's 3478
David: 3478 right. I'll have him get back to you as soon as he gets in. Oh, I see Frank is in his office now, shall I put you through?
Mike: Thanks - and thanks for your help.
Multiple Choice Comprehension Questions
1. Have David and Mike met?
- doesn't say
2. Why does David need to get in touch with Frank?
- to speak about sales
- to push back a meeting
- to get his advice
3. What would Mike like David to mention to Frank?
- the meeting
- a decline in sales
- the upcoming deadline
4. Which department does Mike work in?
5. Who shows up at the end of the telephone conversation?
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