Messaging to make plans

Messaging to make plans

Learn how to write messages to make plans with friends.

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

Preparation

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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Average: 5 (4 votes)

Submitted by ubaid332 on Wed, 12/06/2024 - 08:47

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What are your plans for this weekend?

This weekend, On Saturday, I have an MS paper that will start at 11:00 am and end at 02:00 pm. After that, I will go out to my city. After reaching the town, I will bring some food from the nearby supermarket for my home. On Sunday, I will go out to the animal market, where we will purchase animals for Eid ul Adha which will begin on Monday. So this weekend will be engrossing for me.

Submitted by anhteeny96 on Wed, 28/02/2024 - 02:42

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There has been nothing special until now. I'm waiting for the intern schedule. If they notice soon, I would like to visit my brother this weekend. He lives distant from where I live. It has been almost 3 years since I last met him.

Submitted by Tebainasranita on Thu, 05/10/2023 - 16:33

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I don't wanna go anywhere at weekend. My plans is just stay at home watching some movie.

Submitted by Ensiye on Wed, 16/08/2023 - 15:28

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What are your plans for this weekend?

I am planning to wake up at about 7 AM. Then I'm making coffee, meditating, and writing down the blessing of my life and whatever I'm interested in taking place today.
At about 9 AM, I'm going to go to the pool. I love water and swimming. it makes me calm and happy. I'm coming back home at about 2 PM. I'm taking a nap for one hour. For the rest of my day, I'm doing my backlogs. Of course, I'm going to go walking at about 6 PM for one hour in the park and enjoy the nature and weather. Before I forget I should say that I'm supposed to invite myself round for dinner to a restaurant.
It's an award. because I did according to my plan during the last two months.

Submitted by Ro Htan on Wed, 26/07/2023 - 15:31

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I don't have special plans for the weekend. I stay home and watch movies and then do assignments. I rarely go out for having fun.

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Sun, 25/06/2023 - 10:04

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This weekend I plan going to pool and riding on my bike

Submitted by Msy4252 on Mon, 30/01/2023 - 12:51

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I will go to basketball practice this weekend and study.

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.