Changing plans

Listen to two people talking about changing their plans to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

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 Thant Zin Min on Sun, 15/11/2020 - 15:51

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Actually, I usually spend most of my free time alone. But Sometimes, our friends gether to go to somewhere. At such time, we make appointment to meet at a place first. Some friend can come and some cannot because we usually don't have the same free time. Then we have to move our plan to another day, another month.

Submitted by Pola on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 14:16

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Yes, I do make a lot of plans are most mornings.
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Submitted by Ana Luisa Sanc… on Wed, 04/11/2020 - 03:36

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Always I Like to do a lot plans for my free time, and usually I cancel some activities due to there is not time enough. But for me is exciting to wait this time for to do what I like.

Submitted by kzmyr on Tue, 03/11/2020 - 17:14

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Thank you for sharing

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 14:34

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Yes, when I have free time I plan about future. In future have a lot of uncertainty.

Submitted by Samqaid on Tue, 20/10/2020 - 22:18

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I'm trying to plan my time, I want to organize my waste time, I did and made a schedule but I couldn't adhere by it .. I'm really stupid and I live randomly. I love to have a good schedule in order to utilize from my time. I know the time is a wealth to us ...can anyone advise me how would be organized

Submitted by Ugulhan on Fri, 16/10/2020 - 07:56

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Yeah, I do my plans for my free time, but sometimes, the plans will be changed, seeing as something comes up. Friends of mine, they call me and they would be angry with me. Why did you change your plan? BlaBla will say. And I am hanging on the mobile phone then I was saying only, I apologize to you for my changing plan.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Tue, 13/10/2020 - 15:44

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Yes, I have many plans in my free time. But for now, I have plan to study English lessons and try to play the guitar cause of covid-19. I can't go anywhere. After the lockdown, I have many plans to travel.

Submitted by Vleticiam on Fri, 09/10/2020 - 07:23

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I rarely forget my events or appointments, usually I prefer to write it down in my calendar not to cause any problems.

Submitted by habibao.medo on Sun, 04/10/2020 - 10:38

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NO , i don't i always stay at home watching my favorite show or reading my favorite novel but sometimes i go out with my friend to the mall or the park