Instant messages

Instant messages

Read a conversation by instant messages to practise and improve your reading skills.

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

Preparation

Reading text
Andrew
online

You there, Beatriz?

10:24

Hang on, Andrew.

10:24

OK. What's up?

10:27

It's Caroline's birthday tomorrow.

10:27

Oh yeah, that's right!

10:27

You thought about what to get her?

10:28

You mean a present? Weren't you buying one from both of us?

10:28

I'm sorry! It totally slipped my mind!

10:28

šŸ˜³

10:28

And I'm working 'til late.

10:28

So ā€¦

10:29

Could you pick up a gift today?

10:29

I guess. What sort of thing were you thinking of?

10:30

Dunno. Got any ideas?

10:30

One sec. Phone.

10:30

OK, I'm back.

10:37

Just had an idea for a gift.

10:37

Go on.

10:38

New headphones?

10:38

Nah. Jeremy said he was getting her headphones.

10:38

OK. What then?

10:38

Have you seen those gift certificates for a spa? Maybe one of those?

10:39

She'd love that!

10:39

I'll pick it up today then.

10:39

Thanks a million. Appreciate it.

10:39

No worries. See you tomorrow then?

10:40

Yep.

10:40

What time was it again? 4?

10:40

4.30. I can pick you up at your house if you like.

10:40

šŸ‘ šŸ‘ šŸ‘ šŸ‘

10:40

CU then.

10:40

Bye for now.

10:41

 

 

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Submitted by kiranjee on Wed, 15/05/2024 - 12:08

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Well it's depend some time I send msgs some time I call her mostly friends I send msgs when you come where are you how much time you get some think like that msgs

Submitted by oisoueuatina on Wed, 21/02/2024 - 12:44

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100% sending messages, I'll only call them if it's really important or if I can't find them at a party/something like that. I'm not really into phone calls and neighter they are

Submitted by aleseb3110 on Thu, 01/02/2024 - 12:56

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Rarely do I phone my friends because I fear of their parents answering me instead of them. In addition, I only make phonecalls with some really close friends in which I have enough trust. Sometimes I don't call them because I'm afraid of not finding a conversation theme or being boring, specially with girls.

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Submitted by Mujahid on Wed, 20/12/2023 - 07:57

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Well, It depends on my time if i'm busy i will send them messages but if i am free and not feeling bad of anything, briefly in a good mood, i will phone them.

Submitted by Emiluy Zaw on Tue, 12/12/2023 - 11:01

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I think it depends on which friend Iā€™m gonna talk to, but in general I use messages for quick chat and if I need to explain something or give an opinion that would take a long conversation, I prefer phoning them instead of sending them messages.

Submitted by betelf on Tue, 24/10/2023 - 14:52

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It depends on the timing and the person. If we are both available, I'll call them, but I'm also okay with messaging, so I don't mind.

Submitted by Hantu on Mon, 25/09/2023 - 12:00

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I always prefer messages. Phoning is way too risky. If she asks something I can't answer instantly, then something might go wrong, or very wrong :P. If I hang up due to signal issue or sudden job, it might be mistaken for rude. While messaging, It's more acceptable for late reply, disappearance, etc, which give me more time to think what to answer and how to wording it.

Submitted by KareemZain on Tue, 01/08/2023 - 16:11

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I prefer sending instant messages as it's more comfortable for me. I feel so stressed and uncomfortable during phone calls.

Submitted by jmajo on Thu, 29/06/2023 - 15:53

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I think it depends on wich friend Iā€™m gonna talk to, but in general I use messages for quick chat and if I need to explain something or give an opinion that would take a long conversation, I prefer phoning them instead of sending them messages.

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Great site!

Submitted by SRKSNO01H46A390I on Wed, 28/06/2023 - 00:45

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CALL OR MESSAGE It depends on the person I'm going to talk