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 Bekhruz on Sat, 18/07/2020 - 17:28

No, i don't usu e-mail often. I mostly i use telegramm, instagram or skype for making plans

Submitted by Suellen Esteves on Thu, 16/07/2020 - 16:51

I don't use e-mail to make plans with my friends, I prefer the Whatssap App.
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Submitted by Hennadii on Mon, 13/07/2020 - 09:32

I think email is a more formal way to communicate with people. I even would like to say we usually use emails at work, not with our friends. You use email to arrange a meeting with your colleagues, to send or receive work information, to make a group lettering with other departments or so. But it's an odd way to make plans with your friends about hanging out in the local pub tonight. Phone calls or messages are the better choice in this case.

Submitted by Maria C on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 14:29

I prefer to make plans by phone or through some social network, however I rarely make plans by email and I start by greeting the person, commenting the last time we saw each other, saying why I would like to see him again, I put other means of contact (phone number, social network) and I say goodbye asking for an answer.

Submitted by Rapershi on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 19:07

when i plan to meet my friends i dont writing email to them. I use the whatsap.I think it is easier than emailing for cominicaiton.

Submitted by Mahmudul_Tanim on Fri, 03/07/2020 - 16:46

Basically, I don’t use to make any plans with friends. I prefer phone call or what's app to make any plans. I think It's a better way than e-mail. As a student I use e-mail send educational paper or any important documents to teachers or any others.
yes me too , I never tell any plans when we talk each other on facing, because you need to consider which is best plan or time to tell them ,and make appointment for time . I don't want to waste time to waiting people.

Submitted by sillymom on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 21:56

I make up plans by LINE or in person or on the phone.I used to exchange Email with my friends who lives far around 2000.(Don't try guess my age LOL)BTW I started listened songs from 1990-2000.for me it's THE BEST!

Submitted by Seina Tsuchiya on Sat, 27/06/2020 - 09:30

I don't use e-mail now, but I used to use it with my friends who don't use LINE. I usually use LINE when I make plans with my friends. With it, I can connect conversations at a good tempo. Since the mail doesn't have the read mark, I'm worried whether it is transmitted to my friends. Also, I sometimes talk on the phone when they and I have time to spare.

Submitted by Farshad on Thu, 18/06/2020 - 21:18

I’m wakened by this imagination that plan a date with my friends. But then I remember the situation: covid 19! I can get quiet annoyed with the news of Coronavirus.