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.

Preparation

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!

Gregor

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Submitted by shawn peter ru… on Sun, 04/10/2020 - 06:24

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i haven't used email ever for making plan with others.but i think email is very good to having contact with your university and i always use this way to communicate with university
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Submitted by shelly on Tue, 22/09/2020 - 04:43

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I perfer to use social Apps like whatsup, wechat to make plans with my friends. But if the plans related to my job with my clients or colleagues, I would like to email them as it is more formal.

Submitted by anwarrasool on Fri, 18/09/2020 - 09:28

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Dear sir I have a few doubts and would like you to explain to me if possible. In preparation section, how the question ”That SOUNDS LIKE a good idea.” can replace with ”is” In task 1 why they question number three answer is True. Sincerely
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Submitted by Kirk Moore on Fri, 18/09/2020 - 13:56

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Hello anwarrasool,

'That sounds like a good idea' is another way of saying 'I think that is a good idea'. In other words, 'sounds like' doesn't refer to sounds -- it refers to how we feel about an idea. You can see more examples in this 'sound2' dictionary entry -- be sure to go about halfway down the page.

When Gregor says 'It's going to be so good to catch up finally', this is a good indication that it has been a long time since he has seen Samia.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

 

Submitted by Priyazmi on Mon, 14/09/2020 - 03:50

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I make plans with my friends by using messages or social network ,but i do use email sometimes

Submitted by Roblox on Sun, 06/09/2020 - 15:49

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I do make a plan with friends by email. It was easy and handy.

Submitted by Mati on Sat, 15/08/2020 - 07:24

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Actually, for the purpose of inviting for some formal meeting we are using email but, for the purpose informal like inviting friends we prefer to use some other social medias like: whats app, Messenger and so on .......

Submitted by Tambur on Fri, 14/08/2020 - 07:38

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Usually I don't use email to make plans with my friends, I prefer use Whatsapp and social networking. I use email for work and to send official letters.

Submitted by Gilmar Anuncia… on Thu, 06/08/2020 - 05:46

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Excelente.
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Submitted by Monserrat HES on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 21:59

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When I make plans with my friends , I use whatsapp group. Its easier than email. I use email for another conversations, for example, between my boss and me.