English Speaking: Phone Messages

This page gives you useful phrases for taking and leaving phone messages in English.

English pronunciation tips

Be careful with the pronunciation of letters (if you need to spell someone’s name, for example.)

A – rhymes with ‘say’
E – rhymes with ‘he’
I – sounds the same as ‘eye’
O – rhymes with ‘so’
U – sounds the same as ‘you’

G – rhymes with ‘he’
J – rhymes with ‘say’
K – rhymes with ‘say’
R – sounds the same as ‘are’
V – rhymes with ‘he’
W – pronounced “double u”
X – pronounced /eks/
Y – sounds the same as ‘why’

You can also give a word beginning with the letter, as in “a for apple”.