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!

Discussion

Download
Worksheet80.91 KB

Language level

Do you need to improve your English listening skills?
Join thousands of learners from around the world who are improving their English listening skills with our online courses.
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Profile picture for user Khin Yee Mon Khaing

Submitted by Khin Yee Mon Khaing on Sat, 26/12/2020 - 05:03

Permalink
No, I used to spend my time watching TV, playing guitar, listening to music, eating someone, and sleeping when I am lazy.

Submitted by Abouserage on Fri, 25/12/2020 - 17:27

Permalink
in the fact i try to do something in free time because of the time is very imortant for me...as read the articles about any subject like history ,psychology ,astronomy, sociology, biology...and i can not forget also read some the nevel especially nevals'S Dossiovsky and i usually exercise the sport...moeover I try to learn the english language through many ways such as communicate with persons who want to learn and improve thier english language by use some aplications...in the meantime i also learn the spanich language because of i live in spain....

Submitted by Frank_7 on Mon, 14/12/2020 - 13:40

Permalink
No, I prefer to stay home, watch some TV and feed my dog.

Submitted by Lucas on Mon, 14/12/2020 - 03:43

Permalink
Yes I had made a lot of plans in my free time .yes absolutely this crisis. I have to study harder..I want to learn many languages including English.and I want to use this time usefully not to waste.If I do I know I will regret so much on it. Sry I am writing this cmt to practice my writing skills.

Submitted by sevenseas on Sun, 13/12/2020 - 11:57

Permalink
I don't have so many plans for my free time. I just want to study english during quarentine and ready my books with a relaxing lo-fi.

Submitted by fofanaML on Sat, 12/12/2020 - 10:25

Permalink
Yes, most of my time when i'm home alone.

Submitted by Roya on Tue, 01/12/2020 - 08:38

Permalink
Yes,I always like to do a schedule for my life,actually I love to see the plans in paper and do them in a right way.It helps me to think better and feel more useful.

Submitted by Sergio1994 on Mon, 30/11/2020 - 15:43

Permalink
Sometimes this happens to me when my friends call or text me in the last hour, but I prefer to plan to go out a week before.
Profile picture for user DJ Singh

Submitted by DJ Singh on Tue, 24/11/2020 - 12:39

Permalink
I love to plan my day and spent like planned. But if something more important comes up than planned I don't feel good because something unexpected came up in my schedule.

Submitted by NOURHAN93 on Mon, 23/11/2020 - 01:30

Permalink
Yes I like make plans for my free time ,and I feel sad if it doesn't work like I planned. I like to make every thing organized ,so I hate when someone ask me to go out in the same day ,probably I refuse his asked .