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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Submitted by sonyakuzmenkova on Sat, 12/02/2022 - 08:39

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I have little free time,because I have a lot of many classes.But when it appears I plan time with my friends and family.I think that you can’t plan a lot because plans can’t always come true.And then you get upset.

Submitted by jmajo on Fri, 04/02/2022 - 14:27

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Yes, I always try to get the most of my free time and plan something to do with friends but I didn't got a lot of spare time though. Usually we go out for dinner or we meet at one of our homes to make some music. I like to grow some vegetables in my garden and I spend a bit of my spare time there taking care of them. In the winter I use to read a lot or see documentaries or historical movies when it's raining or it's really cold outside. I think it's useless to make lots of plans for the free time because we never know what's going to came up at that moment.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!

Submitted by nikta on Sun, 09/01/2022 - 08:28

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when i am free i usually prefer to rest and watch movie.

Submitted by zehrizer on Tue, 21/12/2021 - 10:58

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ı make too much plans for my free time. almost ı plan everything. ı think about much what ı will do and how ı will do. with details. ı would like to be relax..

Submitted by ANOUAR on Wed, 24/11/2021 - 08:33

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Actually I don't because I'm not disciplened about the things that I want to do I have a problem of thinking so much and never do anything.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Thu, 18/11/2021 - 10:18

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yes, I do it helps me can arrange my time properly

Submitted by azharbgskr on Tue, 16/11/2021 - 15:31

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I make some plans, but not that many. I usually make one or two plans, like watching an anime and lying on the bed. That's it.

Submitted by KyawMinThu on Fri, 05/11/2021 - 09:01

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Whenever I had some free time, I went to the cinema then I went out for shopping and spent a lot of time with my family.

Submitted by vuhoap on Thu, 28/10/2021 - 14:32

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No, I do not make lots of plans for my free time. Because, I can not finish multiple task at the same time. I only set one or two goals, depending on how long time I have that is short or long. And I try my best to finish them in that free time.

Submitted by Fernanda Morei… on Sun, 10/10/2021 - 02:02

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When I have free time, a usually make lots and lots of plans, because I always wanna do a lot of things. But, this often doesnt work, either because a unforeseen event or because that was too many things to do in a short time.