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.



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 najib.oulhouch on Sun, 24/07/2022 - 22:34


yes of course, i meet my friend each friday afterwork, than we go to chatelet place to visit it, after that we have a place in the river that we seet to discus and see the boats passed near to us, finaly we go to have a diner in arabian restaurtant.
Saturday afternoon, we choose a place to visit it in paris.

Submitted by specialCase on Sat, 23/07/2022 - 19:24


Do you make lots of plans for your free time?

Of course I do, so that I can achieve a lot of things. And also when we tidy up our free time, we can manage our lives like what time do we have to ourselves?, improving my English?, reading? My hobbies?… And so on. 💆🏻‍♀️

Submitted by TinyTiny on Sun, 03/07/2022 - 08:45


Do you make lots of plans for your free time?
No, I don't make many plans for my free time, because in my leisure time, I go to bed. I'm a big fan of sleep. Sometimes, I make plans to go to the coffee or milktea with my friends.

Submitted by Bmorales on Thu, 26/05/2022 - 12:21


No, I don't have any plans in my free time, I prefer sleep. I usually have little free time

Submitted by venus kim on Tue, 10/05/2022 - 14:54


Yes, as I like doing plans, I always do plans not only for my study time but also for my free time. But, I mostly cancel my plans since I have many classes to attend and I usually do my homework near deadline

Submitted by Andres Cuchimaque on Wed, 27/04/2022 - 22:53


Do you make lots of plans for your free time?
Yes, I do. I usually planning the weekend with my daughters, they take all my time.

Submitted by Kamelbenslimane on Sun, 17/04/2022 - 10:18


I usually do just one plan for my weekend, I prefer to go hiking or drink a cup of coffee with my friends.

Submitted by Ehsan on Wed, 16/02/2022 - 07:55


no, I have specific plans to do in my free times. for example I read book, meet my friends, listen to podcast and etc.

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


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


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!