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 Gustavo Mendez… on Tue, 28/05/2019 - 11:55

Yes I usually make plans for my free time, I am pretty organize with plans. Whit family we use travel to a near city from home and go to the shopping mall with our toddler.

Submitted by Tossa on Wed, 22/05/2019 - 23:53

I don't make lots plans for free time, but I enjoy doing photography. Addionally, other plans are espontaneous, for example when I travel to my town, my friends call me and we go out.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Wed, 22/05/2019 - 19:37

It's depends on the circumstances: I don't usually make some plans if the free time is a short time that only engages me, but I prefer to organize when it's a matter of a long time.

Submitted by Sarah-njzh on Wed, 15/05/2019 - 07:17

usually I make some plans for my free time, just like fitting, watching movies and hanging out with my friends.

Submitted by Wahiba on Thu, 09/05/2019 - 01:25

I will be stressed if l don’t plan my day. So I plan for work, for doing groceries and shopping for entertainments and trips.
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Submitted by mtalebi on Mon, 06/05/2019 - 06:22

I have a kid. So we usually plan for a amusement park, a cinema, and so on.

Submitted by GLeal on Sun, 05/05/2019 - 13:39

Yes, I prefer making plans for free time. I feel fine when I have an agenda or plan for doing things. I hate to improvise, I do not feel good about it.