A message to say you're late

A message to say you're late

Learn how to write text messages to tell a friend you're going to be late.

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

Preparation

Reading text
Aziz
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I'm running 10 mins late, sorry!

15:57

No problem!

15:58

Aargh! Traffic is really bad. I'll be more than 10 mins late now, sorry again!!

16:07

It's OK, don't worry. I'm in the café already so it's fine

16:08

This is not my day! I'm here but can't find a place to park. I'm looking for a different car park. Not sure how long I'll be

16:09

OK, LMK when you find a place

16:11

I might get something to eat tho

16:11

Of course! I'll be as quick as I can

16:13

OK!

16:13

Found one! Be there in 10 mins

16:16

Well done! See you soon

16:16

Thx for waiting

16:17

Tips

1. You don't need to write complete sentences for text messages.

2. Use abbreviations like LMK (= let me know) or use emojis to save time writing.

3. You don't need to use full stops (.) at the end of messages.

4. Say how many minutes you think you'll need, e.g. I'm running 10 minutes late.

5. It’s good to say sorry and sorry again, but you don't need to say sorry in every message.

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Submitted by LucianoPalacio on Tue, 28/05/2024 - 17:59

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I usually arrive to the places at time. I don't like to arrive late because I don't like that the other people arrive late. I always try to be on the places at the correct time. For me, 10 mins is very late and after 30 mins I go to other place.

Submitted by YazanKd on Tue, 28/05/2024 - 13:10

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I', running 10 min late, Sorry

Submitted by FOKE on Thu, 23/05/2024 - 22:07

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well I  have to be on time when I meet someone

Submitted by QuangVN on Wed, 15/05/2024 - 10:26

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I usually arrive on time when going on dates, I don't want to bother someone and make them wait for me. In my opinion, in any case you should not be more than 10 minutes late, because time is very important for everyone.

Submitted by Toan3002 on Sun, 12/05/2024 - 15:10

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Are you usually on time or late? How many minutes is ‘late’ for you?

Occasionally, I will come late in cases such as traffic jams, or my vehicle broken. For me, 5 minutes is 'late'.

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Submitted by phichsuwat on Sun, 28/04/2024 - 12:45

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Are you usually on time or late? How many minutes is ‘late’ for you?

I'm usually on time , For me it's about 10 mins.

Submitted by Rileyyy on Fri, 26/04/2024 - 17:51

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Sorry, I am running 10 mins late. 

 

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Submitted by Luis_aragon on Sun, 21/04/2024 - 04:29

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The most of time i really try to be on time but unfortunately i sometimes arrive late. I don't like to make somebody wait because i consider it disrespectful.

In my opinion, 1 or 2 minutes is not big deal  but it depends with who are going to meet you.     

 

Submitted by Askuy on Thu, 11/04/2024 - 16:30

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Sometimes i late and sometimes on time. It's depend on my motivation and the event or the people whom i will meet. If i had good motivation or spirit, i always on time, if no, i late.