An email from a friend

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Reading text

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!



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Submitted by Fudhol on Fri, 30/08/2019 - 05:21

I rare in using email to make plans with a friend, I usually talk using phone or chatting-application.

Submitted by salehisalehi65 on Mon, 19/08/2019 - 17:43

in our country iran, as an underdeveloped country, almost people make a plan with each other by call or texting in new app same as whatsapp
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Submitted by TP on Sun, 18/08/2019 - 04:21

I usually make plans with friends by messenger. Sometimes l phone them. However, making plans by email is quite rare unless it is a formal event.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 17:48

In the past I used to make plans with my friends above all by call phones, but now I use whatsapp and, less frequently, email.
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Submitted by mtalebi on Sun, 02/06/2019 - 09:36

We usually make plans wit friends by phone call.

Submitted by Ahmadbassam on Sun, 19/05/2019 - 14:03

usually we make our plans by messenger or by phone calling.

Submitted by ahmad 920 on Tue, 07/05/2019 - 01:12

how is this right "that sounds like a great idea" ? "that" here for singular "sounds" noun's plural can you explain it for me ?
Hello In this sentence, 'that' is the subject and 'sounds' is a verb (3rd person present simple form): It sounds like... He sounds like... That sounds like... ~ Peter The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Saidred on Thu, 25/04/2019 - 12:47

I make plan of our meetings with my friends by phone