An email from a friend

An email from a friend

Read an email about plans for the weekend to practise and improve your reading skills.

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


Reading text

Hi Samia,

Just a quick email to say that sounds like a great idea. Saturday is better for me because I'm meeting my parents on Sunday. So if that's still good for you, why don't you come here? Then you can see the new flat and all the work we've done on the kitchen since we moved in. We can eat at home and then go for a walk in the afternoon. It's going to be so good to catch up finally. I want to hear all about your new job!

Our address is 52 Charles Road, but it's a bit difficult to find because the house numbers are really strange here. If you turn left at the post office and keep going past the big white house on Charles Road, there's a small side street behind it with the houses 50–56 in. Don't ask me why the side street doesn't have a different name! But call me if you get lost and I'll come and get you.

Let me know if there's anything you do/don't like to eat. Really looking forward to seeing you!

See you soon!


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Submitted by Trang Luu on Thu, 09/02/2023 - 04:43


Sometimes I make plan by email with my friends who live far away and not meet for a long time.

Submitted by K_Yuliia on Sun, 05/02/2023 - 12:14


I have never made plans with friends by email. I usually use Telegram or Facebook.

Submitted by ASH13 on Tue, 31/01/2023 - 20:42


No i never use email to make plans with my friends, we used Snapchat or instagram.

Submitted by Yameow on Fri, 13/01/2023 - 17:04


Maybe I would text my friend by email if I'm a elderly now:)

Submitted by Serg0291 on Fri, 30/12/2022 - 20:15


Hi! Rare by mailing. Actually, we use the Telegram app and phone calls.

Submitted by linaung_Yan on Fri, 16/12/2022 - 03:37


It is rare to make a gathering plan by mail. Actually we often plan to meet directly by social media chat box or phone call. That sounds like great to use mails than social as formal invitation but in my country, social media and phone calling are using as common channels.

Submitted by Ibrahimyousef on Sun, 27/11/2022 - 14:05


Actually, I make plans with my friend use to program ZOOM and chat messenger.
I never use email make plans.

Submitted by jmajo on Mon, 14/11/2022 - 15:01


Generally I make plans with friends by phone or by messages using social networks, I don’t use emails to make plans with friends, I usually use it for study or at work. I think it’s a bit cold making plans with friends using emails.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!!

Submitted by Eman Samir on Tue, 08/11/2022 - 20:12


I usually make plans with my friends through a phone call or texting them on Facebook Messenger or WhatsAap.I have never used the email to do it.

Submitted by GlnzPar on Tue, 13/09/2022 - 16:59


No. I never use email to make plan whit my friends. we usually use social media like what's app or Instagram to make a plan or make a call.