Messaging to cancel a plan

Messaging to cancel a plan

Learn how to write text messages to cancel plans.

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

Preparation

Reading text

Hey, I don't think I can make it tomorrow. I'm feeling really ill

Yesterday, 18:45

Oh no, poor you!

18:45

Have you been to the doctor?

18:46

No, I think it's just a cold

18:49

Well, get well soon

18:49

Shout if you need anything!

18:50

Thx, I will

18:50

Feeling any better?

Today, 9:03

A bit thanks but staying in bed today I think!

9:06

I can pop round on my way home if you need anything?

9:06

Actually, if you don't mind, pls can you get me some green tea?

9:07

No problem!

9:07

See you about 6 then

9:08

Thx so much!!

9:08

Get plenty of rest! Hope you feel better soon!

9:09

Tips

  1. You don't have to write complete sentences in text messages.
  2. You can use short forms, e.g. thx (thanks) and pls (please).
  3. To cancel a plan, say I don't think I can make it. Add the date (e.g. I don't think I can make it tomorrow) and/or to + the activity (e.g. I don't think I can make it to the party tomorrow).
  4. To show sympathy, say Poor you and Hope you feel better soon.
  5. Exclamation marks (!) sound positive and they are used a lot in text messages. Two exclamation marks (!!) shows you really, really mean it!

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Submitted by saydin on Sun, 26/05/2019 - 23:30

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I cancelled football match when I was feel really ill.
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Submitted by David on Tue, 21/05/2019 - 11:15

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Hi teacher, Could you tel me which one of the below sentences is true ? I'll bring you the soup around 7 p.m. I'll bring the soup around 7 p.m. to you. I'll bring you the soup to you around 7 p.m. Tanks,
Hello David The first one is best. 'I'll bring the soup to you around 7 p.m.' is another common way to say it. You bring something to someone or you bring someone something. All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team