Learn how to write text messages to tell a friend you're going to be late.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

Reading text

I'm running 10 mins late, sorry!

No problem!

Aargh! Traffic is really bad. I'll be more than 10 mins late now, sorry again!!

It's OK, don't worry. I'm in the café already so it’s fine

This is not my day! I'm here but can't find a place to park. I'm looking for a different car park. Not sure how long I'll be

OK, LMK when you find a place

I might get something to eat tho

Of course! I'll be as quick as I can

OK!

Found one! Be there in 10 mins

Well done! See you soon

Thx for waiting

Tips

1. You don't need to write complete sentences for text messages.

2. Use abbreviations like LMK (= let me know) or use emojis to save time writing.

3. You don't need to use full stops (.) at the end of messages.

4. Say how many minutes you think you'll need, e.g. I'm running 10 minutes late.

5. It’s good to say sorry and sorry again, but you don't need to say sorry in every message.

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Im sure im a punctual. Just a bit moment im being late when going to school. About 10 mins more are late for me. It's depend of situation, if i have more time maybe i will tolerate that.

I'm late for work sometimes because of the bad traffic. Now in summer holiday many roads are fixed so it will take more time on every day driving to work.

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I usually try to be on time. About 15 mins or more are late for me. If I have to wait longer as 15 mins I am going to be angry about it.

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