Changing plans

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

Instructions

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

Transcript

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 Caterina Siligardi on Tue, 10/09/2019 - 17:17

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Yes,I do. But it's not my guilt. Often, when I'm thinking of doing a lovely activity, my son, or my daughters, ring me , " Please, I have a sudden engagement. Can you look after children?" It's a nagging situation, even though I love my grandchildren.

Submitted by Raqueline Monteiro on Wed, 04/09/2019 - 23:39

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Yes, I do. I make lots of plans in my free time. I love ride a bike and cook new dishes. But, I am very busy and I don't have free time anymore. I am working a lot.
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Submitted by jouhousama on Fri, 30/08/2019 - 22:43

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I like going outside on myfreetime with myclose friends. We usually shopping, watch movie, or just lunch. Sometimes i go outside by myself because no one is free. But, that's okay for me.

Submitted by Fudhol on Fri, 30/08/2019 - 08:22

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I am used to spending my free time hanging out with my little family. I often visit a playground or garden to play with my son and make him happy, as in weekdays I am too busy and I don't have enough time to interact with my son that I use my free time in weekend to make amends for.

Submitted by dan on Sun, 25/08/2019 - 05:13

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Hello. My life is a little bit routine. I don't have much plan. Work, family stuff, walking with my dog and learning English ( of course, for my job ).
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Submitted by Magedelabd on Sat, 24/08/2019 - 17:31

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I really have no free time . But if I have so I have a short plan for it .
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Submitted by Luobowawa520 on Thu, 22/08/2019 - 19:27

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Finally made comments successfully! Don’t know why I couldn’t login in in past few months! I don’t have much free time since I wake up at 6am to go to the gym 3 times a week, then go for work a 8hours shift. After get off my work go home cook and play with my dog. Then, feel exhausted! So I don’t have much entertainment to plan I guess in the normal days!

Submitted by Toanrt on Wed, 14/08/2019 - 08:31

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Yes I make plane in my mind then i'll will not waste my time ^^

Submitted by ayusisi on Wed, 31/07/2019 - 10:05

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I don't make a lot of plans for my free time. Usually, In my free time, I'd like to lazy in my bad or hang out with my boyfriend at the mall or watch a movie. We really love watch movie and drink at coffee shop after finish watching.