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Telephone Vocabulary Quiz

This quiz tests your understanding of words listed on the Telephone Vocabulary page.

1. If someone leaves you a message on voicemail, you have to _______ it.

read
listen to
text
a) read b) listen to c) text

2. I'm sorry, but I really have to take this

ring
tone
call
a) ring b) tone c) call

3. We don't speak on the phone much because _______ each other is cheaper.

calling
texting
dialling
a) calling b) texting c) dialling

4. I was fined for using my _______ while I was driving.

landline phone
mobile phone
pay phone
a) landline phone b) mobile phone c) pay phone

5. If I really like a song, I make it my phone's

ringtone
dial tone
pick-up tone
a) ringtone b) dial tone c) pick-up tone

6. I'm busy right now. Can you _______ later?

hang up
call back
call through
a) hang up b) call back c) call through

7. To use the phone in your hotel room, you have to _______ "0" for the operator first.

answer
pick up
dial
a) answer b) pick up c) dial

8. Maria's not here just now. Would you like her to _______ your call?

return
answer
take
a) return b) answer c) take

9. You'll need coins or a phone card if you want to use a

cell phone
pay phone
smartphone
a) cell phone b) pay phone c) smartphone

10. A telephone call in which three or more people can hear and speak with one another is a

conference call
robocall
busy signal
a) conference call b) robocall c) busy signal

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