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A text message invitation

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 used emojis a lot when texting, because if I don't use emojis, my friends would mistaken me for being cheeky.

hello everyone, I prefer to call my friends than I send a message. I think that will be more quickly. I hate it when I send a message and wait for my friend to answer me. I just hate waiting. also when I msg my friends I think their minds are not with me, lol. So I call them to make them focus on what I am saying.

hi,
I usually send msgs for meeting. I don't prefer to phone a lot.

It depends.
But if it's a spontaneous hanging-out, say a coffee break or a drink, I prefer to call them, feel more closely and quicker (wait for them to reply over messages is way too long though).

I arrange meetings with my friends most of the time through messages.
Its more comfortable and speed, because your friends can check them when they are available and you won't disturbs each other.

It depends sometimes I prefer to text messages other times I call my friends to make a plan meeting. I always give others a chance to choose the best time for them.

I used to call my friend a lot but now I prefer messages. Viber mostly or Messager. You will never know what people are doing when you call them so messages are a much more polite way to communicate. Especially when you at your almost 40s and became more introverted than you were at University.
Of course, if the case is urgent I don't waste time texting.

I usually hangout with only close friends or family. Seldom do I make plans with my colleagues. When so it is usually a preplanned affair or a special ocaasion.I prefer calling them over messaging as I find it more personal and easy to decide.

It depends on my mood and the person who chat or speak with.

I prefer to msg my friends to make plans instead of speaking to them because most of time I forget what we have ended to so, it is easier to back to msgs than calling them again LOL.

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