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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Submitted by 1terrenote on Thu, 11/07/2024 - 13:52

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I send messages to organize outings with my friends. If they agree, I call them to study the transport, to be agree on the budget, ... 

Submitted by sawpaing on Sat, 06/07/2024 - 21:07

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Actually, I am not the type who sends a lot of messages. I prefer to speak face to face or talk on the phone.

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Submitted by Arsham_Talebi1 on Sat, 06/07/2024 - 09:27

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  • Andy: Hey Jake, want to go to a restaurant after work? It's on me.
  • Jake: Sure Andy, what time do you finish?
  • Andy: I'm working a night shift as always.
  • Jake: Me too! message me when you leave Andy.
  • Andy: Okay Jake, but I don't know which restaurant to go to. Maybe, you can name a one.
  • Jake: I have a place in mind, we can go there.
  • Andy: Okay Jake, I'll pick you from work at 11:00 PM.
  • Jake: See you later then.
  • Andy: See ya!

Submitted by kiki1122_1122 on Thu, 04/07/2024 - 11:18

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To make plans, I prefer calling or speaking to my friends directly. As you know, texting messages can lead to misunderstanding as lack of tone, facial expressions and gestures as well. 

Submitted by Emna Selmi on Thu, 27/06/2024 - 06:26

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  • Hey! want to meet and have a coffee after work?
  • Cool, what time do you finish?
  • AT 3 pm as always 
  • Me too. Msg me when you leave
  • ok. Where do you want to go?
  • IDK. I might be hungry tho
  • Good point. I'll think of somewhere to eat. I know what you're like, after work, when you're hungry!
  • LOL, I'm not that bad!
  • I'll pick you at 3:10 from your school.
  • ok, see you later then.
  • see you.

 

Submitted by shakilwillbe on Mon, 24/06/2024 - 04:58

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I chat with my friends but I prefer speaking to make a plan. Because there are a lot of things to consider while making a plan, in chat it takes a long time and I don't have that time usually.

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Submitted by Maphan Nin Ra on Wed, 19/06/2024 - 15:39

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Do you send lots of text messages or do you prefer to speak to friends to make plans?

I mostly use for text messages to make plans with friends such as to watch movies or to handout with friends in weekened. But start from this year, Internet connection is so bad in my country, i mostly make a phone call to do somethings to my friends.

Thank you for precious lessons.

Submitted by Queen Queen on Wed, 12/06/2024 - 03:19

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I prefer having a video call to sending messages. Because it is fast and convenient. Maybe you can say I can use abbreviations like "LOL" and "SSG me" to save time. However, I am not used to using abbreviations, and sometimes I don't understand messages that include the abbreviations. Therefore, I don't use them when I write messages.

Submitted by vanthuan on Tue, 11/06/2024 - 17:05

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I often send text messages when making plans with friends. We can't talk to make plans because we have our jobs. However, to be honest, I still want to speak directly which might be fast and convenient.

Thanks for the lesson.

Submitted by Hoamay on Thu, 06/06/2024 - 10:12

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I think the two communication methods both have advantages and disadvantages. I often use online text message platforms like Zalo, or Messengers for short conversations such as informing work, setting appointments, inviting for drinks, and something like that because it is convenient and cheap. However, this method is unsuitable for urgent cases when information needs to be promptly transformed to receivers. In such cases, I will choose other ways such as phoning, or meeting in person. So, as I said, each way will be appropriate depending on specific situations