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

I always use text messages to make plans or invitations with friends. It is the easiest way to communicate with other people if I don't know whether they are still at work.

I remember and miss my friend we used to invite each other for a walk daily. One thing about me I feel incomplete when I use short phrases in a conversation. Here is the most used short phrase from our daily conversation 'where?' for 'where are you?'.

I would like to call up my friends for invite to party , lunch, dinner ,...
it is better for me because i hear their sounds and we make plan together.
But they are at work , i would prefer to leave a msg.

I send lots of text messages to friends and relatives. I'm a member of a group of teachers of English and I'm a teacher of mathematics at a language school. I love your way of learning how to write text messages . You're so helpful and to be here with you is so useful thank you.

It ups to the situation for instance when I am busy especially at work I prefer to send message so I don't need to use my cellphone nonstop. On the other hand, whenever I find a free time I prefer to make a phone call especially to my close friends to arrange a plane which is much more easier than typing;)

I prefer to speak to friends to make plans.

I prefer to send a text of messages when I invite my friends to meet for a movie or dinner. I also send a text of messages when I want to talk about daily issues in life with my friends or family. However, I like to speak on the cell phone with my friends for a short trip at the weekends and other important plans.

I prefer to speak with my friends it’s easy to have fast plan for a lot of subjects and allow Us to understand together very fast but sometimes may be have to write depending on the situation.

I prefer to speak to friends to make plans.

I love to send messages to my friend and emojis are so cute they each of them have different feelings and they are awesome but phone calls are quick to spake to take a plan or decision.

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