A text message invitation

A text message invitation

Learn how to write a text message invitation to a friend.

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

Preparation

Reading text
Sandra
online

Hey! Want to meet for a drink after work?

14:16

Cool, what time do you finish?

14:21

Late as always crying

14:22

Me too. Msg me when you leave

14:22

OK. Where do you want to go?

14:23

IDK. I might be hungry tho

14:24

Good point.

14:25

I'll think of somewhere to eat.

14:25

I know what you're like when you're hungry! wink

14:27

LOL, I'm not that bad!

14:31

Don't worry. We can meet at the bus stop and decide then.

14:31

yes See you later

14:32

Tips

  1. You don't need to write complete sentences.
  2. You can use abbreviations like LOL (= laugh out loud) or IDK (= I don't know) to save time.
  3. Use emojis smiley to add feelings.
  4. You don't need to use full stops (.) at the end of messages.

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Average: 4.3 (16 votes)

Submitted by Muneer. Qmohammed on Sat, 14/10/2023 - 17:07

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Actually I prefer speak to my frinds in real life or by phone to make invitations.

Submitted by Ty Pham on Mon, 09/10/2023 - 03:39

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It depends on when the conversation happens. During working hours, I prefer to send text messages, yet if I am on break time I will speak with my friends directly.

Submitted by keiro.98 on Fri, 06/10/2023 - 16:45

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I usually text my friends whenever we plan to eat out for lunch or dinner, mostly on Facebook, cuz we are online most of the time of day.

Submitted by Dariloll on Thu, 05/10/2023 - 14:44

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I don't prefer any of this. I can speak with friends in real life or just massage them. But speak in real life is just better

Submitted by abbas.a on Mon, 02/10/2023 - 07:26

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Before doing this task, I was always thinking about how to write a message to my friends. Now, I think it's easier than what I thought. Special thanks from British council for providing such a high-quality material.

Hello abbas.a,

We're so glad to hear this! Thanks very much for letting us know!

Best wishes,
Kirk
LearnEnglish team

Submitted by jerrylovely on Thu, 21/09/2023 - 08:16

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Generally I prefer talking. If the content is not important then, I would send msg.

Submitted by Tectona on Wed, 20/09/2023 - 20:12

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I do like sending Msgs with lots of emoji! Lol

Submitted by Yara Younes 1212 on Wed, 20/09/2023 - 07:21

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I mostly use messages to make plans with my friends.
But recently I started to use voice recordes on whatsapp.. I feel like it's between messages and calling, so it's easy to make plans❤

Submitted by betelf on Tue, 12/09/2023 - 08:59

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I mostly send messages. They are more available for messages because they usually work during that time.