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.

Preparation

Transcript

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 afredo_954 on Tue, 09/07/2024 - 14:41

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Do you make lots of plans for your free time?

Yes, I do. Many times it involves things that I can do on my house and I focus on the most important first, for example, clean the house, go to grocery, cook my lunch for every day at work, do the laundry, and then, when I finish that, I go out to the cinema or watch a movie or my favorite serie, or something to get fun.

I always try to mix both kind of things: what I must do as a duties  and what I want to do for fun. 

Submitted by gathoc on Mon, 08/07/2024 - 09:39

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Do you make lots of plans for your free time?

when i have a long vacation, i usually make plan to return home or go trip, but, its a short vacation, i only stay at home, eat, sleep or play with my babies. 

Submitted by Isabellawkw on Mon, 10/06/2024 - 01:52

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Do you make lots of plans for your free time?

No, actually I like spending my time relaxed, watching a movie or sleeping, but sometimes I like to hang out with my family, or going to shopping, but the mostly time I spend time by myself.

Submitted by ubaid332 on Wed, 15/05/2024 - 08:05

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Yes, I make plans for my free time. Sometimes I go out for a walk and meet with friends. I also make plans for the entertainment because it is also good for health to fresh mind and body. 

Submitted by hoang1102 on Sun, 12/05/2024 - 09:06

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Do you make lots of plans for your free time?

I almost never make plans for my free time. I often have free time on weekend, and I just want to stay at home watching movies, eating my favourite food, like chips of fried chicken and coke ^.^

Submitted by y.u.n.u.e on Thu, 04/04/2024 - 02:18

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This practice it was very easy for me 

Submitted by Vik0806 on Mon, 25/03/2024 - 15:23

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Not really, often I make plans, usually hang out with my gf, we go to cafes, libraries, mall and even museums. When it don´t, we see some anime. Personally, I like to read or see yt videos

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Submitted by CanVD11 on Wed, 20/03/2024 - 07:49

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Do you make lots of plans for your free time?

 

In my leisure time, especially on Sunday I often spend about 10 or 15 minutes planning my day activities, There are several software I really like to use for this task, Microsoft To Do, Google Calendar for example. You know, I listed many tasks and targets, such as learning new skills, doing homework tasks, listening to self-help books, and even hanging out with my friends. Actually, after completing my plan, I frequently don't reach all my targets, and I spend lots of time sleeping. But about 2 weeks ago, I learned about Time Management and it helped me a lot, It provided me with a solution to use my leisure time better, how to create an effective schedule and follow it to improve myself day by day.

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Submitted by Stellayennipham on Thu, 14/03/2024 - 15:30

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Do you make lots of plans for your free time?

=> I used to be disorganised, which meant I did everything whithout planning things in advance. But these days, I've learnt about personal journal so I try to stick to it every day to make sure that I can keep my life organised and keep track of everything.

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Submitted by natinnatnat on Sun, 04/02/2024 - 15:34

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I usually don’t make a lot of plans for my free time, I prefer to stay at home and occasionally go to a cafe and catch up with close friends.