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

Hey! Want to meet for a drink after work?


Cool, what time do you finish?


Late as always crying


Me too. Msg me when you leave


OK. Where do you want to go?


IDK. I might be hungry tho


Good point.


I'll think of somewhere to eat.


I know what you're like when you're hungry! wink


LOL, I'm not that bad!


Don't worry. We can meet at the bus stop and decide then.


yes See you later



  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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Language level

A1 English level (elementary)

Submitted by Linneker Pimenta on Tue, 09/08/2022 - 14:36


I prefer to speak with my friends to make plans. I also send some messages for them but sometimes I prefer calling, it's more quickly, I think.

Submitted by Sofía02 on Thu, 28/07/2022 - 02:02


I prefer to make plans but I send many text messages to meet.

Submitted by batatinha16 on Sat, 23/07/2022 - 22:02


I like both but I prefer texting. IDK why but my friends show to be more excited online. In real life they don't show such interest. They agree in meeting with each other but don't really make a plan and end up forgetting afterwards.

Submitted by Amelle-TechLea… on Thu, 21/07/2022 - 16:07


I'm not really into writing and sending lots of text messages. I prefer to speak to friends to make plans. Sometimes I use text messages when I am short of time.

Submitted by hamodihamodi on Wed, 20/07/2022 - 03:47


I wouldn't say I like online conversations, I prefer to talk in reality

Submitted by GraceZ on Thu, 14/07/2022 - 03:00


I often send msg to my friends but I prefer to speak to them in person. Although it has become extremely convenient to stay connected with friends through online, Nothing beats meeting friends in person and catch up with them.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Tue, 12/07/2022 - 18:58


I prefer to speak to friends to make plans.

Submitted by Fzt_abidin on Mon, 06/06/2022 - 14:27


Even though there are a lot of communication ways I would like to speak way face to face when ı invite a friend for meet. Because when a person texts me or ı texts another person, there is a possibility of misunderstanding. Although we are using a lot of emojis when a person reads the sending message person could understand it wrong that's why ı prefer to speak on the telephone.

Submitted by soehtike1231 on Thu, 26/05/2022 - 18:21


Sometimes I just want to text a lots to the one who I love the most among my friends when I feel lonley.Most of the time I just text my friend to make a plan or chilling at the outside.

Submitted by erkosman1 on Tue, 17/05/2022 - 16:27


Do you send lots of text messages or do you prefer to speak to friends to make plans?
It depends on situation. If I know that my friend is occupy, I prefer send text message. Make a plan by talk better than text Msg. according to me :))

Submitted by Dave.7 on Thu, 12/05/2022 - 10:43


I use messages, emojis, and abbreviations more than phone calls I don't know why but that's how I'm.

Submitted by Pann Nilar Htun on Tue, 10/05/2022 - 10:37


Do you send lots of text messages or do you prefer to speak to friends to make plans?
Yes, of course. Sometimes I send text messages to my friends. But I am not very familiar with abbreviation or emojis. I need to read others' message more.

Submitted by trung2409 on Tue, 10/05/2022 - 07:50


sometimes i use abbreviations such as: lol, idk to save time when i msg with my friends

Submitted by greenglee on Mon, 09/05/2022 - 18:31


When I was a teenager, I loved send a lot of messages to my girlfriend, friends and family. I didn't like speak. Now, I prefer call with phone, because I usually driving car and phone conversations are the best way for me.

Submitted by b.yakar on Mon, 02/05/2022 - 21:35


LOL I generally make a plan but when we are meeting I cancel it. I often use emojis if they are suitable for my situation. Nearly every using these I check which is new. IDK I really like emojis. I have some friends who use correct language and obsessed with it. The quick way is sending voice message.

Submitted by Jaci Anita on Sun, 01/05/2022 - 18:40


In these days I think everyonde sends more messages to make plans, because it is easier and faster. So my answer is more message to make plans.

Submitted by hebi on Tue, 26/04/2022 - 23:58


Actually, most times, I prefer text messages but in some situations, u need to talk, but usually I use voice messages.

Submitted by badboyzz on Wed, 13/04/2022 - 12:07


I don't like text a message because I can't find sincere .Idk I always prefer to speak to everybody.

Submitted by Amin Kourani on Wed, 16/02/2022 - 08:32


Do you send lots of text messages or do you prefer to speak to friends to make plans?
I'd like to send message to making plan in the first. We can bring up primary ideas and when we got agreed, I'd prefer to speak and finalize them.

I prefer more call but sometimes I dont want to hear me and due to this I write text messages. For example when I am in school I or when I am home with my family I prefer to send text messages.

Submitted by Kamelbenslimane on Tue, 04/01/2022 - 17:17


I don't like to send a lot of messages, but I prefer to send voice messages, it is easy and fast.

Submitted by hello5423 on Mon, 20/12/2021 - 14:21


i prefer to speak to my friends to make new plans rather than texting

Submitted by sharonlai on Sat, 18/12/2021 - 12:12


I prefer text messages as I can send whenever it is. Sometimes it's more easier to have conversation on social media than in person. We can even escape some of the awkward situation by the help of technology. Furthermore, it become more popular during the covid lockdown. Although we know we can't describe our full feeling with a message on the test sceen, we depend on the technology more and more these days.Who knows this will be the only kind of future conversation.

Submitted by Thoedsak on Fri, 10/12/2021 - 11:07


It is a good lesson. I understand new abbreviations, thank you. LOL

Submitted by Sagoon on Thu, 18/11/2021 - 09:54


I prefer to speak with my friend because IDK actually what is my friend actually thinking if We text only.

Submitted by LongLongg on Sat, 13/11/2021 - 15:51


i prefer text mesages to make plans because i am busy man. i no free time to go out with my friend.Mesage is so convenient, we can make plans online by calling, chatting together.

Submitted by ANOUAR on Wed, 03/11/2021 - 13:34


I prefere speaking to my friends to make plans in orther to know how they react with me...

Submitted by linhchinbk on Sat, 30/10/2021 - 15:29


I prefer to send text messeges to make plans. Because my friends are quite busy. They have to work and study all day so it is inconvenient to speak in person or call them. That's why I send them messeges and they can reply when they have freetime.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Wed, 27/10/2021 - 16:24


I would like to speak to friend to plan for meet. Message is very take time to answer. Speak to a friend is save time rather than waiting online for friend.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Mon, 11/10/2021 - 15:01


i think i prefer to speak to my friend to make plans because We can discuss it thoroughly and we can and we can avoid unwanted situations like " bể kèo" It is a word that is used quite commonly in Vietnam to say the case of not being able to go somewhere after a discussion

Submitted by Fernanda Morei… on Fri, 08/10/2021 - 19:53


I prefer to talking to my friends in person to make plans because its nicer to combine it together, but usually we like to combine the details by message because is easier to remember and think about.

Submitted by pabloxje on Wed, 15/09/2021 - 23:37

I usually text my friends, we prefer to send text messages because it is easy to answer because sometimes we are working or studying or making something else and when you call someone and you talk with that person, it is diffcult to attend when you are ao work or you are bussy.

Submitted by avenesra on Thu, 12/08/2021 - 11:00

I like to send full messages in my native language, but if we are talking about English I prefer shrinking text like using abbreviations, or emojis.

Submitted by DW on Thu, 17/06/2021 - 07:07

Actually, it depends on the situation. If I am busy, I prefer text my friends. It is because it is more flexible. People may not be free all the time, especially during the office hour. Therefore, sending text message to others is really very convenience. During the holiday, I prefer to phone my friends and we can chats for a while. Especially during this hard time of COVID-19, I seldom have gathering with friends and relatives. Talking through the phone is very important to me, since I think we do need to have interaction with others during our daily life.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Thu, 20/05/2021 - 13:24

I rarely use abbreviations... :=|

Submitted by Munirah Saad 20 on Wed, 28/04/2021 - 01:08

I prefer to send a lot of text messages because idk if my friend is busy or not so massages give her more comfortable situation .

Submitted by DarwinM on Tue, 20/04/2021 - 05:10

I prefer to speak because it is more comfortable for me, but I know that not everyone usually wears headphones and they are sometimes not in places where it is appropriate to listen to audio messages that is why I usually write
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Submitted by mirtha on Mon, 19/04/2021 - 14:54

I prefer to speak with my friends to make plans but depends on the situation.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Fri, 16/04/2021 - 14:10

I prefer talking with people, but it depends. ;)
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Submitted by PuenteD on Fri, 16/04/2021 - 00:15

Because everyone have a work hard, normally we send Msg...

Submitted by Mai Khin Nway Shein on Sat, 10/04/2021 - 08:55

I like messaging than talking with people.

Submitted by Dibesciak on Tue, 06/04/2021 - 08:54

I prefer to ring someone, but usually is easier to connect to another guy by messages as someone could be at work or be simply busy.

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

I usually prefer to send text messages.

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

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

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

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?»