Changing plans

Changing plans

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

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

Preparation

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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When I have a long day off, I usually make lots of plans for what I want to do. In the morning, I am going to prepare breakfast. And then, I am going to watch movies, listen to music and do work out.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Wed, 06/10/2021 - 01:53

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Hi, When I have free time then I do a lots of to improve my skills. I open British council website and doing lots of tasks and learning new words.

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Submitted by PuenteD on Thu, 19/08/2021 - 16:35

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Normally, I Like to have plans for my free time, but if I have a friend to share good moments.

Submitted by KATIELLE RAIAN… on Tue, 20/07/2021 - 11:53

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In fact, I just want to rest in my spare time.

Submitted by Juan Felipe Sá… on Tue, 29/06/2021 - 03:10

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In my free time, I prefer to take a nap or just set relax, but then I realize that I can actually watch a movie in English and chilly and practice at the same time. Sometimes with my partner or friends or even alone.

Submitted by Veronikka on Sun, 30/05/2021 - 19:18

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I don't have time for sharing with local friends because I prefer use my free time for another things, such us improving my English skills. I do plans for that: 1. I review the vocab words once a week. 2. I watch the one recording on YouTube and write down the new words. 3. I complete tasks in Bristish Council website and others tools. This is my free time. :)

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Mon, 12/04/2021 - 04:11

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I haven't free time to go to cinema,concert or other things. If I have enough time then I Play cricket match just for hour. Don't spend time on doing unusual things such as going to cinema with girlfriend.

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Tue, 06/04/2021 - 02:50

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Not these days. I used to make a lot of plans for my free time such as going to hair salon, eyelash salon, hair removing salon or some hospitals and going out with my friends. but I don't make plans a lot recently since cover-19 has been influenced. I make plans just for myself at home. like a time schedule.

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Mon, 05/04/2021 - 23:18

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1. Anna, Have we plans for this weekend? I don't remember. 2. Of course, yes Mikle, we are going to diner with Ira and Solomon. Did you forget? 1. O no. I forgot. Can we postpone this please? I have deals. Also, we haven't present yet. 2. I know, that we haven't but we can buy something, do you have idea? And with deals Mikle? 1. A lot of deals, Anna, firstfull I must learning, secondly I must clean my house, also I want to buy a new glasses. About present, Let me thing, maybe will buy a toy for child and flower for Ira? 2. Good idea. Ok, I will say to Ira for postpone our meeting for next Friday. Ok? Are you free? 1. Ok, I am free. Deal. 2. Promis me! 1. I promis)

Submitted by Minh on Fri, 19/03/2021 - 17:36

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Well, I am keen on working because I am a businessman. Therefore, time is really value for me as well as everybody. That is reason that I always make all plans for the next 3 months. Then I have the plan for month and week. This is one of important rules which will be useful for your work. On the other hand, the more you make the detail the more you do a good job, make sure that you are never forget the business and do all the things step by step. This is interesting your life, you are not in hurry and feel comfortable and relax. Your life are decided by your plan which is easily to support the succeed in the future. Remember that nothing is difficult but nothing is easily, it depends on your choice.