A text message invitation

A text message invitation

Learn how to write a text message invitation to a friend.

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

Preparation

Reading text
Sandra
online

Hey! Want to meet for a drink after work?

14:16

Cool, what time do you finish?

14:21

Late as always crying

14:22

Me too. Msg me when you leave

14:22

OK. Where do you want to go?

14:23

IDK. I might be hungry tho

14:24

Good point.

14:25

I'll think of somewhere to eat.

14:25

I know what you're like when you're hungry! wink

14:27

LOL, I'm not that bad!

14:31

Don't worry. We can meet at the bus stop and decide then.

14:31

yes See you later

14:32

Tips

  1. You don't need to write complete sentences.
  2. You can use abbreviations like LOL (= laugh out loud) or IDK (= I don't know) to save time.
  3. Use emojis smiley to add feelings.
  4. You don't need to use full stops (.) at the end of messages.

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Submitted by Bieltan on Thu, 30/07/2020 - 12:15

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Texting messages in 21st century affect almost everyone and every sphere of live and it decrease your personal time to make plans or arrange meeting with your friends. But by the way nothing can replace face-to-face conversation or meeting.

Submitted by Mai Khin Nway Shein on Sun, 26/07/2020 - 17:58

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I made conversations with msg to distance friends and online friends.

Submitted by Nomanas on Sun, 26/07/2020 - 13:58

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Hmmmm,lot of messages.

Submitted by Miri85 on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 12:31

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I prefer send a message. It´s easier when you are at work and need make plans with your friends.

Submitted by Abassomooyedele on Sun, 19/07/2020 - 04:58

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I wouldn't say I prefer one to the other. I'd rather say it depends on a lot things. If I know the person to be a liar, I'll choose to text him. That way, he won't be able to deny our agreement and get away with it. When you call some people to make a plan, maybe for a meeting, and they don't want to honour your invitation, they can say they couldn't hear the time u mentioned. But if it's text, you'll ask them why they couldn't read the text again. It also depends on how urgent the plan is. Text messages sometimes take time to deliver but calling is an immediate something. So if it's an urgent business, I call. Sometimes, I text message because of bad network. If I try calling and the line isn't reachable, I send a text. That'll be delivered sooner or later.

Submitted by Youssef Er-rafay on Sat, 18/07/2020 - 10:45

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I always text formally with strange people , and don’t use abbreviations in my messages , but when i text my friends , i use a lotta of emojis , abbreviations and even secret words only my friends and i do understand.

Submitted by grainpleaser on Sun, 12/07/2020 - 11:59

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I used emojis a lot when texting, because if I don't use emojis, my friends would mistaken me for being cheeky.

Submitted by walotaibi on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 22:19

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hello everyone, I prefer to call my friends than I send a message. I think that will be more quickly. I hate it when I send a message and wait for my friend to answer me. I just hate waiting. also when I msg my friends I think their minds are not with me, lol. So I call them to make them focus on what I am saying.

Submitted by fatfat on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 13:13

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hi, I usually send msgs for meeting. I don't prefer to phone a lot.
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Submitted by Red Sus on Sat, 04/07/2020 - 17:25

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It depends. But if it's a spontaneous hanging-out, say a coffee break or a drink, I prefer to call them, feel more closely and quicker (wait for them to reply over messages is way too long though).