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 joshnamep on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 04:06

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I admit that I am not managing my time effectively, so I have many free time. In this period, I spend them most on Facebook surfing, and searching for some stuffs. I will improve it day by day.
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Submitted by Rikaaprilistyana on Tue, 30/06/2020 - 14:40

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i think, next time they should make one or two plans for the weekend

Submitted by Dr Doaa Mahmoud on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 13:09

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Of course, planning for all time is important. I always make plans for learning new topics, reading, studying and shopping with my family.

Submitted by NgocKhanh on Fri, 26/06/2020 - 15:06

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I have a daughter, she is four years old. I always make plans for all our free times. We go to the play ground twice a week, and go to the cinema all fridays. Everyday, after I picked her up from the kindergarten, I buy her an icecream before walking home

Submitted by Asni on Tue, 23/06/2020 - 21:45

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No, I don't make lots of plans, my life is kind of mundane. So usually, I do almost the same every week. Sometimes, on Saturdays, we might plan something like going on an excursion or so. .

Submitted by Rafat on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 22:50

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Making plan is essentially important to save time ,achieving goal. I must do plan for every week.after finishing my duty I have many hours ,without aplan it will be easily wasted without any benefit, studying english ,listening,reading books,watch movies. In my off,Friday, I wake up morning ,read , do my favourite sport walking ,for one hour ,then breakfast with my family ,then prepare to pray.after noon I take anep ,then go to shopping , at the evening, I go with my family for asea or beach or watch comedic movie

Submitted by abudo93 on Fri, 19/06/2020 - 13:02

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Yeah, l made lots of plans, but like suchi and francesco we have to change our plans at more time.

Submitted by Teresa Chi on Sat, 06/06/2020 - 15:46

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certainly, I am making regular plans for my work week. right now, every morning I wake up very early, I read a little bit of France, a little bit of English, after going to work at the restaurant, during free time I prefer painting

Submitted by LarisaAlp on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 18:59

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I always make lots of different plans for my free time. When I have enough time for traveling, I do it. I am glad to have some days off every month. What do I do? First, I learn English. Second, I do sport (my husband and I play table-tennis and swim in the swimming pool). I watch movies and read books too.

Submitted by quyenquyen87 on Sat, 30/05/2020 - 14:45

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In my free time, I like reading book because I can learn about another culture, learn skills and even things I have never known in the life.And sometimes I also listen to music for entertainment.