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 Re on Sat, 13/06/2020 - 14:44

I always use LINE When I make plans with my friends. I decide at what time and where to meet, also what you're going to eat as well. At that time, send photos of places and restaurants I want to hang out and decide. LINE is extremely well because I can send photos and a map so I am easy to make plans. From these kids of reasons, LINE is easier to use for me than other ways.

Submitted by Dilnoza Sulaymonova on Fri, 12/06/2020 - 08:12

thank you for information

Submitted by Suzuha on Mon, 08/06/2020 - 06:20

I use LINE to make plans with friends, because we can send menus of a restaurant where we will go or share the map. And also it can remind me the plan. It is perfect application for me who is forgettable.

Submitted by fukuzawa on Mon, 08/06/2020 - 04:35

First of all, I will talk about the places I want to go.Next, decide the date and time.I use LINE app instead of email.

Submitted by Mirei Honda on Mon, 08/06/2020 - 03:04

I often use LINE and phone when making plans with my friends. If you have time to play, use your phone to plan slowly. If you don't have time, make a plan easily with LINE. It is easy to read the feelings of the other person on the phone. LINE can also feel free to send messages. You can also express your emotions with emoji and stamps.However, when traveling or going out, meet once and make detailed plans together.

Submitted by Yuki on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 16:55

I make plans by LINE. Because it's very useful for me. This app makes it easy to get in touch with my friends wherever I am, and I can even call when my friends don't notice the message I sent. So, I use LINE when I make plans with friends.

Submitted by Maiko Tanzawa on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 06:46

I use LINE and phone to make plans with my friends. the former is used when I'm not in a hurry and the letter is when I have to make a decision quickly. First of all, start with conversation such as "I want to meet soon", then check the days when everyone is vacant and decide the date to meet, then decide want to do on that day and where to go.

Submitted by Tsuyoshi watanabe on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 04:20

I have two ways to make plans with friends. The first is when planning with good friends. I often feel like playing game or having lunch with my friends suddenly and then I invite good friends. In that case I often talk to them even if the plan isn’t made specifically. The second is when planning with friends I'm not close with. In that case I don’t for the purpose of playing but for getting close to them. I invite them after making plans. The difference between the two is whether I make plans with friends or alone. I cherish good friends who I needn't very care for, and It is also important to have energy to make plans alone.

Submitted by Akemi Matsumoto on Sat, 06/06/2020 - 16:32

When I want to make plans with a friend, I always use LINE. I think most of people living in japan use this application. That's because I think LINE is the easiest application to use. In LINE, you can easily add contacts by the telephone directory or just get the other person's QR code. Also, because I think using stamps we can have a better communication. I hope things goes better so that I can make plans with friends and go out somewhere.