Cancelling Formal Appointments

 

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I'm calling because I need to reschedule my appointment for tomorrow.
Certainly. What day would you like to change it to?
Would Friday be possible?
Yes, Friday is fine. What time would you like to schedule it for?
Three o'clock in the afternoon.
Alright, your new appointment will be on Friday at 3p.m.
Thank you so much. I really appreciate it and I'm very sorry for this last minute change. Something has come up.
No problem, Mr. Brown. Just let us know a little earlier next time.
I will do that. Thank you for your time and I will see you on Friday.
We will see you then, Mr. Brown.
 

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  •  I'm calling because I need to reschedule my appointment for  
     .
     
 
 
 
  •  Certainly. What  
      would you like to change it to?
     
 
 
 
  •  Would Friday be  
     ?
     
 
 
 
  •  Yes, Friday is fine. What time would you like to schedule it  
     ?
     
 
 
 
  •  Three o'clock in the  
     .
     
 
 
 
  •  Alright, your new appointment will be on Friday  
      3p.m.
     
 
 
 
  •  Thank you so much. I really appreciate it and I'm very sorry for this last minute  
     . Something has come up.
     
 
 
 
  •  No problem, Mr. Brown. Just let us know a little  
      next time.
     
 
 
 
  •  I will do that. Thank you for your  
      and I will see you on Friday.
     
 
 
 
  •  We will  
      you then, Mr. Brown.
     
 
 
 

Learn more important phrases

Could you give me an appointment for next Monday?
I would like to make an appointment with Mr. Smith for next week, please.
Is it possible to postpone my meeting?
I'm afraid I must cancel my meeting.
I'm sorry, I have a family emergency.
Would it be possible to reschedule my appointment?
I'm very sorry, I'm running late.
I apologize for this inconvenience.
Could you give me an appointment for next Monday?
 
I would like to make an appointment with Mr. Smith for next week, please.
 
Is it possible to postpone my meeting?
 
I'm afraid I must cancel my meeting.
 
I'm sorry, I have a family emergency.
 
Would it be possible to reschedule my appointment?
 
I'm very sorry, I'm running late.
 
I apologize for this inconvenience.
 
 
 

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David
I'm calling because I need to reschedule my appointment for tomorrow.
You
Certainly. What day would you like to change it to?
Would Friday be possible?
Yes, Friday is fine. What time would you like to schedule it for?
Three o'clock in the afternoon.
Alright, your new appointment will be on Friday at 3p.m.
Thank you so much. I really appreciate it and I'm very sorry for this last minute change. Something has come up.
No problem, Mr. Brown. Just let us know a little earlier next time.
I will do that. Thank you for your time and I will see you on Friday.
We will see you then, Mr. Brown.
Speak your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
You
I'm calling because I need to reschedule my appointment for tomorrow.
Secretary
Certainly. What day would you like to change it to?
Would Friday be possible?
Yes, Friday is fine. What time would you like to schedule it for?
Three o'clock in the afternoon.
Alright, your new appointment will be on Friday at 3p.m.
Thank you so much. I really appreciate it and I'm very sorry for this last minute change. Something has come up.
No problem, Mr. Brown. Just let us know a little earlier next time.
I will do that. Thank you for your time and I will see you on Friday.
We will see you then, Mr. Brown.
 
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