Changing plans

Changing plans

Listen to two people talking about changing their plans to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Francesco: Sachi? Sachi? Sachiko! 

Sachi: Francesco! Is everything OK?

Francesco: Yes. Yes. Sorry, I saw you and I was across the street … I ran.

Sachi: I see. What's up?

Francesco: Do you have the tickets … for the play?

Sachi: No, I don't. I'm going to buy them this afternoon.

Francesco: Oh good, good. Listen, don't buy tickets for this Friday.

Sachi: Oh? Why not?

Francesco: I can't go to the theatre on Friday. Something's come up. I have a concert this Friday.

Sachi: Another concert? But you said …

Francesco: I know, I know. I'm sorry. I forgot.

Sachi: Francesco! 

Francesco: How about next week? Are you free then? I can definitely go next Friday.

Sachi: Francesco. You did this two weeks ago, remember? I had cinema tickets for the new Marvel movie and you changed the plans then too. For band practice.

Francesco: I know, and I …

Sachi: We also missed my favourite dance group. Because your band was playing at some child's birthday party.

Francesco: It was my nephew's birthday …

Sachi: Ha! 

Francesco: OK, why don't we go out for dinner before my concert? Then, next Friday we can go to the play.

Sachi: Oh …

Francesco: Come on, Sachi. Just this one more time.

Sachi: OK, but promise me next Friday. OK?

Francesco: I promise. I promise!


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Submitted by blueroses on Fri, 03/05/2019 - 04:59

Yeah. Sometimes I make lots of plans for my free time. And when I can not join and finish all of them, I feel disappointed.

Submitted by krigss91350 on Tue, 30/04/2019 - 06:48

Usually i make some plans for my free time but i don't make a lot of plans. I like to make decisions spontaneously. it's important to enjoing by the rest.

Submitted by Sara elyas on Sun, 14/04/2019 - 19:36

I don't make plans for free time, because I don't have free time, I have small children when they are sleep I relax only I don't have time for planning or go to events.

Submitted by student_w on Wed, 03/04/2019 - 21:10

i don't' make plans for free time, to avoid i can't respect them. i just make short-term plans.