Learn how to write a text message invitation to a friend.

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

Reading text

Hey! Want to meet for a drink after work?

Cool, what time do you finish?

Late as always crying

Me too. Msg me when you leave

OK. Where do you want to go?

IDK. I might be hungry tho

Good point.

I'll think of somewhere to eat. 

I know what you're like when you're hungry! wink

LOL, I'm not that bad!

Don't worry. We can meet at the bus stop and decide then.

yes See you later

Tips

  1. You don't need to write complete sentences.
  2. You can use abbreviations like LOL (= laugh out loud) or IDK (= I don't know) to save time.
  3. Use emojis smiley to add feelings.
  4. You don't need to use full stops (.) at the end of messages.

Discussion

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Language level

Beginner: A1

Comments

Oftentimes I send messages through text or online messaging apps when my friends are far from me and when it is not possible for us to meet and plan things.

Hello every one
At first, I perfer to call my friends for invite them, then send msg about when we'll arrive to appointment

I prefer writing by the time i make appointment. As i don't want to talk to all the time.But sometimes, I think that making invitation make me feel more polite and certain. As do so, I rare with do.

Sometimes, I send a lot of messages to arrange for plan because I can't call them when I'm at work, my plans with friends always come after work.

As usual, I make a call to my friend to save time. But in some cases, I don't know when, where and what we decide to do, I prefer to send some texts. While I wait for my friend's response, I can do other works.

honestly speaking. if I want to make a plan in English, prefer to write lots of text message. but using my mother tongue, I prefer to make a call for make plan.

Sometimes I prefer to send lots of text messages and sometimes I would like to make calls if we have enough time to talk about a plan. I think speaking is better option when make a plan .

A phone call is the preferable choice for me, unless I know that the other person is at someplace ( like in a lecture hall or a meeting ) where he or she won't be able to attend a call but they might reply back to my texts.

Do you send lots of text messages or do you prefer to speak to friends to make plans?
It depends on the situations. If we have already made a precise plan, a text message is enough, but, If it's a matter of defining the details, I prefer to make a call.

I prefer to send messages. I think it's easier than making a phone call.

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