Messaging to make plans

Learn how to write messages to make plans with friends.

Instructions

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

Reading text

Hey, are you free on Saturday? Do you want to do something?

I'm busy on Saturday, but how about Sunday?

Sure! Sunday works for me

What are you thinking?

How about a drive out to the beach? I've got the car this weekend because Mike is away.

Sounds good! What time?

I can pick you up from your place about 9 if you like

I'm going to the gym first thing in the morning

Shall we meet a bit later, say 10?

Perfect! Do you fancy a picnic? I can go shopping while you're at the gym

Great! Even better! See you tomorrow!

Tips

  1. Use these phrases to make suggestions.
  • How about + noun/gerund …? 
  • Do you fancy + noun/gerund …?
  • Shall we + infinitive without to …?
  • Do you want + infinitive …?
  1. If you say no to something, make another suggestion instead.
  2. You don't need to put full stops (.) at the end of every sentence.

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Submitted by tonhu1982 on Fri, 11/11/2022 - 08:29

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Today is Black Friday and everyone is shopping online, so am I ^^ :))). Of course, tomorow is weekend. I'm having two plants on Saturday. First, I booked an English class at British Council in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam yesterday, so I'm going to take a class. After finishing school, I'll go out to have dinner and coffee with some friends. I'll spend all times of Sunday at home. I'll clean up my house and my flower garden. Then, I might cook some foods or use app to order food eating at home.
Thank you for reading this text.
Can you help me correct my writing?

Hello tonhu1982,

That sounds like a great plan for the weekend. I hope you enjoy your class and your time with your friends, as well as your time alone.

I'm afraid we don't correct our users' texts, though if there's a specific structure or sentence you'd like to ask us about, please feel free.

Have a great weekend!

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Rita25 on Tue, 20/09/2022 - 02:48

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Same as usual, We normally go to amusement parks on weekends, eat out for lunch and have a movie marathon in the evening. We're actually planning to go on a picnic this weekend, I'm so excited I'm pretty sure It's going to be fun. I just love spending time with my family.

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Mon, 15/08/2022 - 10:26

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There is nothing special up till now. Actually, I don't want to go anywhere, I would like to take a rest in my bed the whole weekend but it is not possible. Now I am unemployed and you may think, why don't you free. I really busy like searching a new job in abroad, so I am applying job on website or with mails the whole day , and learning English to support searching job and other skills the whole week days and doing shopping for my meals in weekend and doing chores so I have little free time, I don't want to waste that my little free time going around other places.

Submitted by Fzt_abidin on Tue, 14/06/2022 - 10:52

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Firstly, ı am going to meet my friends and we are going to go theatre at Harbiye open air on Saturday. The theatre game's name is 12. gece , is written by Shakespeare.

Submitted by nadyanightingale on Tue, 12/04/2022 - 09:25

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This weekend will be long because we have a catholic Easter, and there will be no work from Friday till Monday. All the supermarkets will be closed on Friday and Monday. We're gonna make a tripe probably, work in our small garden and go a lot for a walk.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Tue, 02/11/2021 - 19:41

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I don't make any plan in this weekend. If I like my weekend is everyday. But I don't waste my doing unusual things. I set a goals about to reading a book.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Fri, 22/10/2021 - 13:16

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i will just stay at home but i am going to watch a great movie with my family.

Submitted by Giuliana on Mon, 30/08/2021 - 18:23

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Honestly i dont have plans for this weekend because always i make plans with my friends without any plan i mean always we decided at the final moment what to do but right now i remember that this weekend (specifically on sunday) my friends and i we have a sessions of photos because one of my friends won a draw and a prize of this draw is this session

Submitted by Thinthinmyoe on Sun, 04/07/2021 - 10:00

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I'm going to ride bicycle with my pet, Michael as much as I do.Then, we will take photos.