An email from a friend

An email from a friend

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

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.


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!


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Submitted by Hiyori Ueno on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 18:20

I often use LINE to make plans with my friends. There are two reasons. First, LINE is really useful app. If you use LINE, you can send pictures and videos easily. So, I send pictures about place where I want to go, and ask my friends. Second, LINE is easier to read than email. LINE can be used like talking. So I use it easy.

Submitted by Shoma Tateishi on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 17:38

when I make plans with my friends, I use these features to set dates,places and times with my friends every time. I often use LINE and calls.I can send messages, stamps and photos on LINE. On the other hand, the call can be dealt with immediately with person.I think both have their advantages.LINE can always check the past talk history on the talk screen.Calls are actually conversations,so it's easy to get in touch.I tend to use LINE and call depending on the situation.

Submitted by Natsumi Tamura on Wed, 03/06/2020 - 14:30

I usually make plans with my friends by LINE.Making plans by phone is a lot of fun because you can talk in voice, but I tend to forget the schedule of when, where, what time etc. Therefore, I think LINE is more suitable for me because it keeps a history of conversations. However, when contacting us on the day, I will use the phone because it can contact us faster than by e-mail. So I think it’s good to use LINE or phone depending on the situation

Submitted by R on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 16:40

When I make plans with my friends, I always send "Why don't you play?". Then decide on a date and find a plan for the place we want to go. We usually find popular places on Instagram. But I often have my friends decide the place because I'm an indecisive person. On the other hand, I haven't seen friends for a long time these days. So, around this time, I listen to the voices of my friends on the phone and make plans. Make a plan with the image that we will be able to go out freely.

Submitted by Noyama Juri on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 17:52

Hello.I use Line and phone to make plans with my friends.Because Line can be contacted at any time and is easy to use.But sometimes it's hard to get in touch or to feel bad. At that time I make up phone calls.They are very convenient.and it becomes easier to convey your feelings by listening to the voice of the other person. Also even if say to make a plan. I think it's important to think of an action plan for the day. If you don't do that. your day will be wasted. I use Line and phone when planning based on these things.

Submitted by Kaho Dokko on Thu, 28/05/2020 - 07:04

When I make plans with my friend by email, I often send an email like "How's it going?" or "Long time no see." to friend who I want to meet.Then, I start normal conversation.Next, I invite the friend to hang out.Also, we decide what we do, date, meeting time and meeting point.

Submitted by wido on Tue, 26/05/2020 - 13:57

When I want to see my friend , I start to call them and make plans with them to go outside or to come to my house and make a small party, It's very nice, we dance and chat all night.

Submitted by Risa on Tue, 26/05/2020 - 12:39

When I make plan with my friends, we always decide the date first. I always make plans when I go out with friends. I like plan a schedule in detail. We usually talk about where want go and what want to do. I'm happy just to make plans, that is my source of happiness. Most of our plans is decide through conversation, the rest of plans is through LINE. It is so easy and we can check our details of plans, when we are get in touch with friends through LINE.

Submitted by Ryusei Nagashima on Tue, 26/05/2020 - 06:52

I almost make plans with my friends by LINE. Sometimes, I use a telephone call. Because, LINE is easy for me to send messages. For example, We can send stamps to friends by LINE. So, We don’t have to take the trouble to type characters every time. But, Message text like LINE is difficult to understand friends feelings. In that case, I call friends.

Submitted by Anna Nakamura on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 12:16

I always make plans with friends by LINE. Using this, we can send short messages quickly. So we discuss what we do, when we meet, where we go by using it. I think it is more useful than E-mail. LINE enables us to communicate with each other so easier. But In other situation, for example, I want to tell something that is important or emergency, I use calling. I think the best way to tell important thing is communicating directly with my voice. So when I have something important to tell, I use calling. Calling is more fun than sending message.