Using the Phone in English – Getting Connected

If your phone call is answered by a receptionist, ask to be connected to the right person with a phrase such as “Can I speak to…”. Say “please” at the end, to show the other person you’ve finished your sentence.

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Example 2

You can also use the phrase “Could I speak to…”

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Example 3

You can also use the phrase “Could you put me through to…”

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