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Making an appointment

Being able to make and cancel an appointment is an important skill in


English. You need to be able to:

make an appointment,
respond to an appointment and
cancel an appointment.

Here are some expressions you can use to do this concisely and clearly.

Examples:
"Are you available on the 17th?"
"Can we meet on the 16th?"
"How does the 3rd sound to you?"
"Are you free next week?"
"Would Friday suit you?"
"Is next Tuesday convenient for you?"
"What about sometime next week?"

Examples:
"Yes, Monday is fine."
"Monday suits me."
"Thursday would be perfect."
"I'm afraid I can't on the 3rd. What about the 6th?"
"I'm sorry, I won't be able to make it on Monday. Could we meet on Tuesday
instead?"
"Ah, Wednesday is going to be a little difficult. I'd much prefer Friday, if that's
alright with you."
"I really don't think I can on the 17th. Can we meet up on the 19th?

Cancelling an appointment

You can cancel an appointment as follows

Unfortunately, due to some unforeseen business, I will be unable to keep our


appointment for tomorrow afternoon.
Would it be possible to arrange another time later in the week?
Im afraid that I have to cancel our meeting on Wednesday, as something
unexpected has come up.
You know we were going to meet next Friday? Well, I'm very sorry, but
something urgent has come up.
I'm afraid that I'm not going to be able to meet you after all. Can we fix another
time?
1. Secretary: Good morning. Dr Albright's office. This is Julia
.
2. John: Good morning. John Smith calling.
3. Secretary: How can I help you?
4. John: I to make an appointment with Dr Albright.
5. Secretary: Okay! Hold on for a moment... Let me see! next
Wednesday convenient for you?
6. John: I'm , I am not free on Wednesday.
7. Secretary: Thursday?
8. John: Sorry, Thursday is going to be a little difficult for me to come. I'd
Friday, if that's available.
9. Secretary: Is 9:00 pm for you?
10. John: Yes, that would be .
11. Secretary: If you can't for any reason, please contact me.
12. John: Sure! Thank you very much.
13. Secretary: You're welcome.

1. Secretary: Good morning. Dr Albright's office.This is Julia speaking .


2. John: Good morning. It's John Smith calling.
3. Secretary: How can I help you?
4. John: I 'd like to make an appointment with Dr Albright.
5. Secretary: Ok! Hold on for a moment... Let me see! Is next Wednesday
convenient for you?
6. John: I'm sorry , I am not free on Wednesday.
7. Secretary: How about Thursday?
8. John: Sorry, Thursday is going to be a little difficult for me to come. I'd prefer
Friday, if that's available.
9. Secretary: Is 9:00 pm a lot for you?
10. John: Yes, that would be perfect be .
11. Secretary: If you can't come for any reason, please contact me.
12. John: Sure! Thank you very much.
13. Secretary: You're welcome.

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