Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.
You there, Beatriz?
Hang on, Andrew.
OK. What's up?
It's Caroline's birthday tomorrow.
Oh yeah, that's right!
You thought about what to get her?
You mean a present? Weren't you buying one from both of us?
I'm sorry! It totally slipped my mind!
And I'm working 'til late.
Could you pick up a gift today?
I guess. What sort of thing were you thinking of?
Dunno. Got any ideas?
One sec. Phone.
OK, I'm back.
Just had an idea for a gift.
Nah. Jeremy said he was getting her headphones.
OK. What then?
Have you seen those gift certificates for a spa? Maybe one of those?
She'd love that!
I'll pick it up today then.
Thanks a million. Appreciate it.
No worries. See you tomorrow then?
What time was it again? 4?
4.30. I can pick you up at your house if you like.
👍 👍 👍 👍
Bye for now.
It depends on situation, if it’s emergency it should be phone call. But usually I prefer text message it offers me enough time to think about what I have to replay clearly. Also it makes me feel more comfortable.
It's depend, if the day is full of tasks or if I'm in order to do it.
As for me, I prefer text messages to phone calls, because this way of communicating gives me an opportunity to make up my mind and express myself clearer.
It depends on who I'm talking to, what we have to discuss, and whether the issue is important. if it is an important business I prefer to phone the other person and let things be as clear as possible, if what we talk about is a minor thing is more convenient to text each other.
For me I prefer sending messages because I don't like speaking as I consider it as annoying. Actually it depends on the circumstance, If it is urgent, I will have to call them so I can save time, other wise, I will send them a message.
I am soo slowly on typing massage, so I prefer to call. But at all I don't like telecommunications
I'd be more likely to text my friends since phone bills are extremely expensive here
I would prefer sending messages, because it's more convinient, and it also saves times. I only call them if that is an important situation that I need to talk with them immidiately.
I prefer texting over calling as most people do. I find texting much less time-consuming than calling. You can always shorten specific phrases or sentences when texting by using internet abbreviations (you know "lol" "brb" this stuff), which can save a significant amount of time. Although it sounds less formal, this can come as more convenient when communicating when texting your close ones, such as friends or family members with who are you mostly interact in daily life.
I definitely prefer phoning my friends. I think calling is only appropriate for urgent cases when you really need to hear from them ASAP. Why would I bother my friend with a call, when I'm not even sure if they're free to talk at the moment? Besides, it's really nice to have all the important info written in your chat, like the time and place you've agreed to see each other, right?