An email from a friend

Read an email about plans for the weekend to practise and improve your reading skills.

Instructions

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Reading text

Hi Samia,

Just a quick email to say that sounds like a great idea. Saturday is better for me because I'm meeting my parents on Sunday. So if that's still good for you, why don't you come here? Then you can see the new flat and all the work we've done on the kitchen since we moved in. We can eat at home and then go for a walk in the afternoon. It's going to be so good to catch up finally. I want to hear all about your new job!

Our address is 52 Charles Road, but it's a bit difficult to find because the house numbers are really strange here. If you turn left at the post office and keep going past the big white house on Charles Road, there's a small side street behind it with the houses 50–56 in. Don't ask me why the side street doesn't have a different name! But call me if you get lost and I'll come and get you.

Let me know if there's anything you do/don't like to eat. Really looking forward to seeing you!

See you soon!

Gregor

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Hello Hashim Ali,

We don't recommend books on LearnEnglish as we try to stay neutral as regards publishers and authors. What I can say is that every publisher has many graded readers available to learners of English which allow you to choose material at a good level for you. This means a level which is challenging but not discouraging. If you visit the websites of major ELT (English language teaching) publishers then you'll see many books to choose from, in both paper and electronic formats.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by ademyonet on Sun, 12/04/2020 - 13:15

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E-mail is a tool we use very little. Calling with the phone is a way we prefer mostly. E-mail isn't useful a method. Using the WhatsApp is easier. I prefer using message programmes to using e-mail. This is my opinion, too.

Submitted by V on Sat, 04/04/2020 - 01:57

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It depends, it can be over the phone, or by a message on whatsApp or fb. I hardly use of email to make plans with my friends.

Submitted by jahidbd on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 20:35

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I never plan with my friend by email.

Submitted by Daudau0601 on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 15:38

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hello everyone, In these day, Vietnamese people stay at home, restricted to the road because of Covid 19. So i and my friend haven't not any plans but we are still chatting with each other by messenger, facebook.
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Submitted by Sergei Baskakov on Tue, 31/03/2020 - 16:07

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I write to my friends on social networks. I don't call my friends as often as I want

Submitted by HBELL on Sun, 29/03/2020 - 22:26

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Hello my friend , i m asking if you have a moment this weekend to meet you i m looking forward to hearing about your new job

Submitted by Nguyen Thao on Sun, 29/03/2020 - 07:02

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Hi everyone, hope you're nice everyday. in theses day, I and my friends and many people stay at home because of Covid 19. I don't make plans with friends by email, we usually use Fackbook messenger, zalo messenger on mobikephone.

Submitted by cuneyt on Tue, 24/03/2020 - 11:20

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Hi everbody, I am here again. I am always at home these days because of covid-19. I live in turkey. I speak my friends by whatsapp and video chat. I think,It is important for everyone. I just go out for shopping. I don't meet anyone without mywife an my son. You should be careful. I belive. We will won. The coronavirus is not bigger than our measure. Take care of yourself