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.

Preparation

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 Sharif Tayyebi on Sat, 30/05/2020 - 07:59

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Well, I think it is necessary to make plans for every time; it doesn't matter that it is your free time or not. In other words, making plan is an obligatory thing and we have to make it to bring changes in our situations or arranging our activities. In this case, I don't have much free time, but I usually make plans for Fridays. In some Islamic countries, Thursday is the weekend and Friday is public holiday. So, I usually prepare my plans for doing things in these days or going out with my friends and family. I don't like go to theater, cinema, plays, shows, and so on; so, I prefer to meet my friends home and help them with their problems. To be honest, we don't have good theaters, cinemas, parks, and places or events like that for entertainment in Afghanistan. I wish that one day our security situation get better and entertaining events and places get to open, then I will go there with my friends and family. Regards, Tayyebi

Submitted by amal.araia on Thu, 28/05/2020 - 23:58

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Hi! Not a lot, may be one or two plans for weekends.

Submitted by DomiBoo on Thu, 28/05/2020 - 10:09

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Now I have a lot of free time. I spend time with my family, I learn English and I plan to vacation in July. I'm going to Poland to visit my parents.

Submitted by wido on Tue, 26/05/2020 - 13:23

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In my free time, I plan to go to the mall and buy something and walk all over it.

Submitted by Milena1 on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 20:09

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Well, realy not because I am from Venezuela and the life cost is very, very expensive so I sometimes I can travel when my daugther, who lives in Madrid, pay my travel,But when I am in home I usually pass my free time in my home watching TV or working in my computer,

Submitted by mouna99 on Mon, 18/05/2020 - 14:00

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Yes, I do I like planning my time, I used to do that 2 years ago, it helps me to manage my time

Submitted by Lauracastanos on Tue, 12/05/2020 - 22:50

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Before covid 19 I like to go out on the weekends with my boyfriend and my friends, go to the movies, drink beer, go out to eat, walk mountains on Sundays and walk to towns and walk with my pet.

Submitted by miguel28 on Mon, 11/05/2020 - 05:03

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I go out a little with my friends since I don't have much time and there are occasions that I have to cancel

Submitted by Fatemeh.Najafzadeh on Mon, 11/05/2020 - 02:25

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Yes I do. I am an active person and if I have a free time I enjoy visiting different countries and cultures. also every weekend I usually go out for dinner with my lovely friends. I want to improve my English and in some of my free time I learn English and strengthen my skills.