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An email from a friend

Read an email about plans for the weekend to practise and improve your reading skills.

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Hi Samia,

Just a quick email to say that sounds like a great idea. Saturday is better for me because I'm meeting my parents on Sunday. So if that's still good for you, why don't you come here? Then you can see the new flat and all the work we've done on the kitchen since we moved in. We can eat at home and then go for a walk in the afternoon. It's going to be so good to catch up finally. I want to hear all about your new job!

Our address is 52 Charles Road, but it's a bit difficult to find because the house numbers are really strange here. If you turn left at the post office and keep going past the big white house on Charles Road, there's a small side street behind it with the houses 50–56 in. Don't ask me why the side street doesn't have a different name! But call me if you get lost and I'll come and get you.

Let me know if there's anything you do/don't like to eat. Really looking forward to seeing you!

See you soon!

Gregor

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Pre-intermediate: A2

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I usually use the phone to communicate with my friend and to arrange the time and the place for our meeting but sometimes i use the social media

no, I mostly do them by whatsapp

I make plans with my friends by social network or instant messaging app like Messenger, Whatsapp, Telegram. We decide the place we are going to meet, the time, etc.

I always call phone my friends when I make a plan but sometimes use messenger and go their home.

Why were you used " we've done ON the kitchen"instead of "IN"? Thank you!

Hi SStanley,

The full phrase is:

  • Then you can see the new flat and all the work we've done on the kitchen since we moved in.

The preposition on is connected to all the work we've done. The base phrase is do work on something.

Your suggestion is good too! You could put in instead of on. Structurally, this is a bit different, because in is connected to the kitchen (not all the work we've done). But the meaning is pretty much the same.

Does that make sense?

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you for your explanation.

I make plans with my friends by WhatsApp or maybe by Email, because is more easy to contact with they.

I never make plans with me friends by email. I usually call my friends to make plans.

I usually use phone calls to make plane with my friends, because I suppose emails are more professional.

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