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Calling the Lost Property Office

Peter has lost his mobile phone. He was at the gym earlier in the day, so he calls to ask if anyone has found it there…

Peter: Hello, is this the lost property office?

Receptionist: Yes, it is. How can I help you?

Peter: My name is Peter Jones. I was at the gym today and I think that I left my mobile phone in the changing rooms. Can you please check if it is there?

Receptionist: Yes, of course. I’ll check the lost property office for you now. What time did you leave? Can you give me any details about your mobile phone?

Peter: Mm... I left the changing rooms about half past twelve. It’s an iPhone.

Receptionist: I’ve just checked in the office and I have good news for you! Your mobile phone is here.

Peter: Great! I’m so relieved! Can I collect it tomorrow morning?

Receptionist: Yes, no problem. I’ll be here all morning.

Peter: Thank you very much!

Receptionist: No problem at all. I’ll see you tomorrow.

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Calling the Lost Property Office


Phrasal verb
Example sentence
To run up against

To experience something difficult and unexpected.

The politicians ran up against strong opposition from the people.

To wrestle with

To try very hard to deal with a problem or a difficult situation.

I wrestled with the decision for a few months before deciding to quit.

To think through

To carefully consider the possible results of doing something.

I need some time think this through before making a decision.

To knuckle down

To start working or studying harder.

He’s going to have to knuckle down if he wants to pass the course.

To talk over

To discuss a

problem or situation

with someone.

We talked over the

issues in the

meeting before

making a decision.

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