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 f.agadr on Tue, 05/11/2019 - 10:14

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f.agadr Yes ,but I usually do it alone.

Submitted by Maksmatt on Mon, 07/10/2019 - 12:13

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No, I don't. Usually I do activities on my own so I don't need to plan with somebody.

Submitted by salehisalehi65 on Fri, 04/10/2019 - 20:39

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yes, i can say it isnt a lot, but ever i planing for mountain climbing plan or fishing plan or morning walking in the park, i did it and never change those plans

Submitted by ikmalzulkifli on Thu, 03/10/2019 - 06:29

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this is a good pair of question , it helps me improve my language skills too

Submitted by abigail power on Thu, 19/09/2019 - 09:14

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i have completed the following lessons of changing plans, a morning briefing and an invitation to a party. the level that i choose was pre intermediate A2

Submitted by abigail power on Thu, 19/09/2019 - 09:12

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i have completed the following lessons of changing plans. the level that i choose was pre intermediate A2

Submitted by Aufa on Tue, 17/09/2019 - 08:42

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I have completed the following lessons of A morning briefing, An invitation to a party, Changing plans and Changing a meeting time. The level that I chose was Pre-intermediate A2 Listening.

Submitted by OMER O ALHASSAN on Fri, 13/09/2019 - 19:33

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Plan is important for our life, when we want go up. In least days I have plans for everything involving free time.
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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.