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.

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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A1 English level (elementary)

Submitted by Ehsan on Sun, 04/04/2021 - 06:45

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I usually prefer to send text messages.

Submitted by AbdelmalekBC on Thu, 01/04/2021 - 21:02

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Honesty I prefer speak to my friends before making a plan, as I know they're are stupid and they don't get it if I'll send a text message.

Submitted by Camila Abreu on Tue, 30/03/2021 - 20:12

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Depends on the situation. But it is much nicer to speak directly with our friends :)

Submitted by Bandar 777 on Sun, 28/03/2021 - 14:58

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IDK some time i send messages but didn't try to call me because iam most of the time Sleep LOL

Or the fear of talking on the phone. «Dude, there are social networks. Why are you calling?»
LOL SORRY 😹

Submitted by Andrea Valencia on Thu, 25/03/2021 - 18:48

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I send a lot of text messages to my friends to make plans.

Submitted by Asni on Wed, 24/03/2021 - 00:29

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First, I send a few messages just to know if they are OK with an idea or a plan. Afterwards, I usually make a call to talk about the details, calls are quicker and often avoid misunderstandings.

Submitted by amola on Sun, 21/03/2021 - 16:58

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i prefer to send messages before speak to friends to avoid impressing situations with people i don,t know the well. Idk some times with close friends i just phoned them directly LOL .

Submitted by Giuliana on Thu, 18/03/2021 - 21:11

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Idk, it's depends of when and where is plan but always i prefer make plans in person and speak with my friends but it's true that always we make plans through wpp or msg

Submitted by Giuliana on Thu, 18/03/2021 - 21:07

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this is my conversation Hey, want to go to a bar with me? hiiiii, idk depends of hour mmmm nine or nine half past? oou yesssss jejeje i would like to go okay, around of 10 pm the band of my friends play a lot of songs of mi amigo invencible, i know you like that band ;) omg niceeeee! well, msg me when you are ready and i pick you up that’s sound good :) i will msg you, thanks :)

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Mon, 15/03/2021 - 22:28

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IDK, sometime I prefer MSG, but sometime call is well. It is depends on situation.
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Submitted by Marce-English on Wed, 10/03/2021 - 20:14

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Normally I prefer talk than texts in my language but here in London where I currently live I prefer to send texts.

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 02:32

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I use line to make a plan with my friends. chatting via line is easy and I don't have to care about where I am. I sometimes use stamps in line to express my feeling. but If I want to tell a long story to friends, I will just call them.

Submitted by Marte on Thu, 18/02/2021 - 08:34

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I prefer to speak but If I am at my work I message.

Submitted by Brenda Patrici… on Tue, 16/02/2021 - 22:10

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I prefer to send text messages to my best friends to make plans, but when I need to plan activities about my work, speaking is the best way to do it.

Submitted by Nimra on Sun, 14/02/2021 - 16:08

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I prefer speaking to the friends and I'm very bad at messages.

Submitted by LISI20 on Wed, 10/02/2021 - 20:08

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I love sending message to my friends and family, message like how was your day or send them memes, but when I´m gonna explain something I send an audio or make a videocall. The emojis and gift are an usefull tool to put feelings in message I use them a lot.

Submitted by Alena23 on Tue, 02/02/2021 - 23:33

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i am really bad , i don't really like ringing people , i much prefer see them face to face to catch on all the news.

Submitted by Leila77 on Sat, 23/01/2021 - 09:18

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I prefer to speak to friends to make plans. I rarely send text messages.

Submitted by Joselyn15 on Fri, 22/01/2021 - 01:49

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I prefer to speak and send voice messages.Because I can transmit my feelings.

Submitted by tonguyen on Tue, 19/01/2021 - 00:32

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I usually chat with my best friends everyday, because it makes fun. But when i need a demand information or i really need a quick answer, i will make a call.

Submitted by In on Wed, 13/01/2021 - 00:10

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I prefer to text but depends on the plan if it is a big plan I prefer to talk about it and organize it, but if it something like go for a coffee or dinner I prefer just text to my friend.

Submitted by Honey June on Tue, 12/01/2021 - 05:06

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It depends on the situation.Sometimes I send lots of text message.But texting message makes a situation a little complexed and takes time to get a clear point.Sometimes calling is faster than texting.btw I use these two ways nearly everyday and like both.

Submitted by Roo on Sun, 10/01/2021 - 16:49

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I prefer to speak to friends to make plans because messaging takes lots of time and by messaging you can't clear your point. Sometimes messages make things unclear and misunderstandable. so I prefer to speak over messaging.

Submitted by lavande1983 on Sat, 09/01/2021 - 21:00

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I prefer to speak to friends to make plan or to demande information. I hate sending message because i waste a lot of time. But in working time, i have to send message instead of calling , i dont want to disturb my friends at work

Submitted by Mike Edwards on Sat, 09/01/2021 - 03:49

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I prefer to speak to friends rather than texting.

Submitted by German on Fri, 08/01/2021 - 23:10

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I prefer speak with my friends to make plans. I don´t like send a lot of messages.

Submitted by Sawyu Nwe on Sat, 02/01/2021 - 08:00

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I prefer to send texts. It makes more fun and memories between friendship. Besides, I don’t need to answer back immediately when I have serious matter.

Submitted by vanessa Rodri on Thu, 24/12/2020 - 23:18

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I send lots of text messages to my friends because, unfortunately, they all live in other cities.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Tue, 22/12/2020 - 03:48

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I prefer text messages when information or questions are short yes/no type. I usually make phone calls when I want to know others openion.

Submitted by Vanessakuzola on Sat, 19/12/2020 - 00:44

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Depends of the subject the conversation, if it’s about a big plan I prefer to talk by a call, but if it’s just a meet or something basic , I will rather text for sure

Submitted by Myathtwe on Sun, 06/12/2020 - 16:01

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No, I don't use to send text messages to friends.I don't prefer to speak to friends to make my plan. But I prefer to speak my lovely person when I have important plan.
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Submitted by El Al on Tue, 01/12/2020 - 20:38

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I prefer send messages when the information is short and phone when I want to know the other person's opinion.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sat, 28/11/2020 - 13:54

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MeToo. Msg IDK New vocabularies... ;)

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Sat, 28/11/2020 - 07:37

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When I make plan with my friends we send lots of messages to each other. But I prefer to speak when make plan. Because sending a lot of message is waste time for me.

Submitted by Alex.BC on Mon, 23/11/2020 - 18:26

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I prefer to send of text messages to my friends because they might be busy at this time.

Submitted by lesley on Sun, 22/11/2020 - 22:01

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I prefer to talk with my friends face to face.

Submitted by Yigitcan on Wed, 18/11/2020 - 15:12

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I prefer to send a massage if my friend is far away to me. Also in massages I don't use any abbreviations because I think ridiculous. İf you make short a word Why don't you make short others? At that time we make a sentence just abbreviations.Like''GAS 2U! DQMOT, BSF IDK WCA 2TXT W/LOA.

Submitted by Leonardo de Souza on Sat, 14/11/2020 - 14:25

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Definity I send lots message to my friends especially now at quarantine, when we are working at home.

Submitted by frknakgn on Wed, 11/11/2020 - 15:27

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I usually talk with my friends about what we will do.We usually go to a cafe and have cup of coffee.

Submitted by Khin Khin Htet on Mon, 09/11/2020 - 09:13

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I mostly use phone call . I think that it is faster than text messages !

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 13:37

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I prefer to speak with my friends when we make plans.I dont like to send a lot of messages when we make plan.

Submitted by miemiev on Thu, 05/11/2020 - 16:56

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I prefer to speak in person or phone calls, it's making "the progress" faster and this is the best way to communicate by showing emotions, voice tones,... a good way to "express" the story or conversation. Even though I still prefer texting messages sometimes for the polite reasons.

Submitted by Ibi on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 16:55

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I like to keep the contact with my friends throught text messenges. Lately, I use to send audios via whatsapp to speak with them and tell anecdotes or some things. I dont use to make telephone calls, just to speak with my mum, dad or brothers or when I need to know something inmediatly I have to get the response quickly.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 15:31

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I like to speak in person. I have few friends to send text massages like the sample! ;)

Submitted by alexiaimogen on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 06:28

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I prefer to speak if it's urgent if it's not then I'll just msg them.

Submitted by raginirags on Thu, 22/10/2020 - 13:16

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i mostly use text msgs to text my friend about any plan but sometimes i prefer a dial

Submitted by Victor Hugo Fl… on Mon, 19/10/2020 - 20:17

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I definitely send a lot more text messages, to communicate with my friends and make plans.