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A list of telephone vocabulary 

What will I learn from the English lesson on telephone vocabulary?

This lesson is a list of vocabulary that is used when talking about phones. The vocabulary is also used in the lesson 'talking on the phone'.

List of phone vocabulary

area code (AmE)/dialling code (BrE)

bad line

busy (AmE)/ engaged (BrE)




phone / home / office / work / mobile / fax number   


telephone book/ directory

to ring

switchboard operator

wrong number

telephone charge

telephone box/ booth

telephone network

telephone bill

answerphone/ answering machine

missed call

voice mail

voice message


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 Talking on the phone English lesson

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