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Messaging to make plans

Learn how to write messages to make plans with friends.

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

Reading text

Hey, are you free on Saturday? Do you want to do something?

I'm busy on Saturday, but how about Sunday?

Sure! Sunday works for me

What are you thinking?

How about a drive out to the beach? I've got the car this weekend because Mike is away.

Sounds good! What time?

I can pick you up from your place about 9 if you like

I'm going to the gym first thing in the morning

Shall we meet a bit later, say 10?

Perfect! Do you fancy a picnic? I can go shopping while you're at the gym

Great! Even better! See you tomorrow!

Tips

  1. Use these phrases to make suggestions.
  • How about + noun/gerund …? 
  • Do you fancy + noun/gerund …?
  • Shall we + infinitive without to …?
  • Do you want + infinitive …?
  1. If you say no to something, make another suggestion instead.
  2. You don't need to put full stops (.) at the end of every sentence.

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Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

I haven’t planned yet anything for this weekend, but, I think I’ll spend it like what I always do at the weekends: first, On Friday morning, I wake up at about 8:30, then I have my breakfast with my family and I start doing some housework such as cleaning the ground, and cooking, I like this a lot!! In the afternoon, I have a nap or I study English from the web, and sometimes, I go for a run, this was how I usually spend my Fridays. However, On Saturdays, I always go out walking or sightseeing, here’s how I have been spending my weekends for this last years!!

I would like to go out but in this rare situation that we are right now, I have to focus in other things to do, so in this weekend I want to clean my house I will mop the floor, water the plants, do the laundry and tiny the rooms also my husband and me are going to Shopping and buy some food, drinks and some sweets for our kids and at the night I’m watching Netflix with my family and have a nice moment with them, for Sunday I will relax in the morning, take my breakfast, drink coffee and then at the afternoon I would study because I need to improve my English, then maybe start reading a book or something like that because in this quarantine we have to improvise some activities to do for not to get bored and to entertain mi kids without electronics devices which is the hardest task to do.

  I love weekend because I can spend with my family and friends. However, recently I can’t go out and meet my friends because of coronavirus pandemic. I’m at home almost every day. That’s why I have learned how to spend at home while having fun.
This weekend, I have 3 plans. Firstly, I’m going to have a barbeque with my family at our yard. We will bake meat, seafood, vegetables and marshmallows while listening to music. It’s the most relaxing and exciting event for me.
Secondly, I’m planning to do a lot of my homework on this weekend. They have been increased dramatically since the beginning of online classes. So, it’s kind of hard for me to finish all my homework. But I believe if I can complete all my homework, I can acquire many knowledges and grow.
Lastly, I’m going to watch movies. I watch movies almost every weekend with my family by Netflix. I usually watch movies that make me happy and strong on Sunday. Because I can feel “I’ll do my best from tomorrow!” So, I’m planning to watch movies.
I’m looking forward to doing them on this weekend. Even if we can’t go out, there are many things what we can do on weekend. So, it’s important for us to try anything and enjoy to spend at home all day.

In this weekend, I have many things that I have to do, and I want to do. I think I will do my homework in this weekend. I have a lot of homework because of the class can’t do in campus due to the coronavirus. There are many reports that have to write many words, and I have to prepare for my presentation. I want to go to shopping to buy Father’s Day present in this weekend. Last week, I was busy because of homework so I was not able to go to buy a present. I think buy a special tough rice cracker that my father love and I will make lemon no bake cheesecake because my father loves it. I want to do exercise. I’m not getting enough exercise recently due to coronavirus self-restraint so I will be going for a stroll or play exercise video game. The video game name is Ring Fit Adventure. This game is very nice exercise video game playing in home. Furthermore, I want to play mahjong. I am really into mahjong on the internet recently. There are some rank in that mahjong app. I want to raise my rank much higher. In this week end I want to raise my rank at least one.

Stay home because of pandemic

I will be locked in the house by the covid19

I am not doing a plan at this weekend. Because I am at home, at guarantine. we can't go out with the coronavirus pandemic reason. If we go out, policemen are writing punishment.

I'll go to the beach with my flatmates, we will share food and we will eat chocolates, strawberries and wine. Probably, we will see the sunset.

My plans for this weekend is to retreat myself.

I sm planing to meet with my daughters

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