Changing plans

Changing plans

Listen to two people talking about changing their plans to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Francesco: Sachi? Sachi? Sachiko! 

Sachi: Francesco! Is everything OK?

Francesco: Yes. Yes. Sorry, I saw you and I was across the street … I ran.

Sachi: I see. What's up?

Francesco: Do you have the tickets … for the play?

Sachi: No, I don't. I'm going to buy them this afternoon.

Francesco: Oh good, good. Listen, don't buy tickets for this Friday.

Sachi: Oh? Why not?

Francesco: I can't go to the theatre on Friday. Something's come up. I have a concert this Friday.

Sachi: Another concert? But you said …

Francesco: I know, I know. I'm sorry. I forgot.

Sachi: Francesco! 

Francesco: How about next week? Are you free then? I can definitely go next Friday.

Sachi: Francesco. You did this two weeks ago, remember? I had cinema tickets for the new Marvel movie and you changed the plans then too. For band practice.

Francesco: I know, and I …

Sachi: We also missed my favourite dance group. Because your band was playing at some child's birthday party.

Francesco: It was my nephew's birthday …

Sachi: Ha! 

Francesco: OK, why don't we go out for dinner before my concert? Then, next Friday we can go to the play.

Sachi: Oh …

Francesco: Come on, Sachi. Just this one more time.

Sachi: OK, but promise me next Friday. OK?

Francesco: I promise. I promise!


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Submitted by nihilist_kath on Thu, 01/02/2024 - 15:00


In fact, a few times I do plans, because I love to stay at home do nothing every time

Submitted by Jim34 on Fri, 26/01/2024 - 16:23


Do you make lots of plans for your free time? Yeah, but I prefer to make plans myself. For example, when I have free time, I usually stay home and read something, draw, and try to relax.
Sometimes, I make plans with my best friend, and we go to the cinema.

Submitted by ddddsky on Wed, 24/01/2024 - 10:36


Yes, I make lots of plans with myself. I want my free time to be enjoyed by myself. Because I rarely have free time, I want it to be for myself.

Submitted by R. Przybysz on Tue, 09/01/2024 - 12:33


More or less, generally I've spent my time studing and make some tasks in my house.

Submitted by LanHoangThi on Fri, 08/12/2023 - 03:53


Do you make lots of plans for your free time?
I rarely missed oppotunities to make plans with my babies when I have free time. We take adventage to go city central, discover some where, try some strange food, street food. That are excited expriences together.

Submitted by ezgidalgin on Sat, 25/11/2023 - 18:27


How can I download this recording?

Hello ezgidalgin,

If you right-click on play/pause button on the grey player bar you should see an option to download the audio.



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Submitted by arizonova on Tue, 14/11/2023 - 04:17


Oh yes, I usually make lots of plans. Every week I try to relax a bit and make fewer plans, but it's always the same situation: a new movie in a cinema, our good friend's stand-up, visiting the supermarket and market, a jazz concert in the bar, and so on. I can't complain about it because I think that a full life looks like this. I enjoy it!

Submitted by Mateoarango3 on Mon, 23/10/2023 - 02:33


Yes I Do, sometimes read a new book or another times to pray to Mi Lord Jesucristo and her Mom Virgin Mary.

Well so, go out with my dog and to share with my family a few moments, as well I like ride the bicycle.

Bye, Health and peace.

Submitted by kungfupanda on Fri, 13/10/2023 - 04:50


Yes, I definitley have a lot of things to do in my free but but when is my free time coming to me I am just laying and do nothing