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When you call a phone number from outside a town you usually have to dial an area or city code before the actual number.

Correct entry:   call
The error was: (a) tell

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The area code for London for example is 207 if you call from within the UK.

Correct entry:   from
The error was: (c) for

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If you call from another country you have to put that country's code in before the city code.

Correct entry:   have
The error was: (b) must

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Companies usually have ISDN connections so their telephone number can have many extensions.

Correct entry:   many
The error was: (c) much

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Each extension is assigned to one person in the organisation which makes it possible to call that person direct.

Correct entry:   makes
The error was: (c) make

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As you know, we are now living in a fast moving world — that of telecommunications.

Correct entry:   living
The error was: (a) leaving

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Almost everybody today has their own mobile phone or 'cell phone' as people in North America call it.

Correct entry:   mobile phone
The error was: (c) mobiles phone

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In Germany those phones are called 'Handy' and many Germans in fact think that this is the English word for 'mobile phone'.

Correct entry:   Germans
The error was: (c) German

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Soon will come a time when you will be able to do a lot of different things with your mobile phone.

Correct entry:   will
The error was: (b) want

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Today you can already make phone calls, take photographs, send text messages and download music files.

Correct entry:   files
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