Text messages to a friend

Read a text conversation between two friends to practise and improve your reading skills. 

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

Reading text
Neira
online

Hi Aziz! Are you there?

15:57

Hello? Hello?!?

16:03

Hi! I'm here! I'm here.

16:04

Good. smiley

16:04

What's up, Neira?

16:05

Would you like to meet for a coffee?

16:05

Yes! When?

16:05

I'm working now, but I finish work at five. Maybe at 5.15?

16:05

That's difficult for me. Can we meet 30 minutes later?

16:06

OK. Where?

16:06

The Blue Café is nice. I love the tea there. heart

16:07

It's closed on Mondays. Let's go to Rocket Boy. It's new.

16:08

Is it good?

16:08

It's very good!

16:08

Where is it? I don't know it.

16:09

It's next to the school. See you there?

16:09

See you there at 5.45!

16:09
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A1 English level (elementary)
I usually meet my friends in the park in the afternoon after school. Now because of the quarantine we talk on WhatsApp.
I met my friends in my childhood, that is to say in elementary school. We usually meet once a year, and we watch movies but we also share our anecdotes. Disputing the food and flavored water made by my parents.
Hello! I hope you are all well, I want to share how I am coping with the pandemic that everyone is going through. I haven't seen my friends in over 8 months, and I stopped talking to them, I really have a lot of things to tell them, we have stopped talking for a while. But not all is lost, a week ago I visited my best friend from Teree High School, it was her birthday party and my classmates were there. It was so much fun to meet so many of them!
I meet my friends at Starbucks, usually at 6 pm when we finish work, but now I meet them over the phone due to the quarantine
There's no special place for me and my friends to meet. I see my friends often in the evening.
I used to meet with my friends in the university cafeteria from Monday to Friday at 9 pm. Now, I always meet with them online through the Zoom app.
I meet my friends when their birthdays have , and also my birthday. And usually we meet at donations and weddings of friends. But It not always . Only one or two times a year! When we meet , we cook and eat something at one friend home .We meet on the whole day from morning to evening. It was the happy times! The last meet is six months ago. Now , we can't meet each other whatever because of Covid-19. And, I sometimes met my partners on Saturday Evenings. They aren't my friends. But we have understanding and kindness each other. We usually went to restaurant and we talk about our job , and then went back to home before night.
I always go out with my friends Abed and Marwa to a nice Cafe in Saida, south Lebanon. But recently and due to COVID crisis we are looking for other options where we can feel safe.
I often met my friend in a cafe or sometimes when we've got no money we just met in one of our houses. We usually meet before 12.00 and finished at the night or sometimes we do sleepovers.
I have meet my friends online once a week, because of we didn't live in the same area.
I don’t hang out with friends so instead I’ll be talking about where me and my cousins go. So the place we usually meet is each other’s houses around 3 to 5’o clock. It’s always had been fun to see their faces, playing games together, walking to the café’s together.. It never bores me, and I really cannot be separated from them no matter what happens. The three of us were brothers in arms.
I like meet my friends at the Costa Coffee, really I love this place it is smooth and its coffee is very special and tasty I usually like to meet my friends at round 10 on the morning.
Where do you meet your friends? What time do you usually meet? I used to meet my friends at the bus stop near the university...We didn't have a favourite place, we used to go to some cafe or a fast food restaurant where we could order an ice cream, a smoothie, o some other drink with a snack. The time depended on the classes schedule, we used to get together when we were free. If we had to meet on the weekend, then that was usually in the afternoons after 5.00 p.m. to take a break and relax after having studied a while during the day.
I usually meet my friends at a coffee shop or sushi bar. We meet in the evening or on the weekend.
I usually meet my friends everyday in evening to go skate , but the ones that they don’t skate , we meet on a restaurants in the weekends to catch up the last news.
I usually meet my friends at the weekends. We frequently go away to stunning spots in Ireland to visit beautiful nature.
I meet my friends, every weekday after work. We meet in the main street at 5;30 p.m. Sometimes we meet one hour later if someone has to do shopping or stay late at job. We go to our favorite coffee, we usually take black tea and a slice of lemon cake. We relax and enjoy our time together. This is how we keep our friendship for ages.
My friends and I prefer pubs in the center with good food and craft beer. Time? Usually in the evening after work
i usually meet my friends at the weekend, normally on Sundays because i am very busy with my job on weekdays. we often gather at home and have a small party, make some favorite foods. we eat, drink and chat together. sometimes, in the evening, we go to the coffee shop for a change.
I usually like to meet my friends in any open places like any park or any other open field and we like to meet each other in the afternoon. If want to say more specifically it will about half-fast four in the afternoon.
I usually meet up with my friends at a cafe which is called "TeTe". We generally get together at the evening. Btw, due to corona, we have not been meeting for a long time.
I normally meet my friends at work or home, and I hardly ever go to cafes or restaurants. This is because I don't have enough time to meet my friends on cafes. I also prefer to get away from restaurants and cafes, because they aren't mostly clean, especially in Afghanistan I don't like to go such a places. When a friend offer me to meet him/her in a cafe or restaurant, then I often reject him/her. Sometimes, if I don't have time or there is no other place to meet each other, I will accept my friends. I would rather to meet my friends on holidays, especially on Fridays than other days. But it is necessary to meet one friend of mine, I prefer to meet him in the afternoon. I should truly say that I haven't seen my friends after March, you know this is because we are in quarantine now and I don't want to make health problems for my family members, society and my friends. So, now social networks like Facebook or Watsup and so on make it easy to get or be in touch with friends. These days, I am usually in touch with my friends and colleagues via these ways. Of course, I suggest you to stay at home to be healthy. I hope to return back at normal days very soon. Thank you so much M. Sharif Tayyebi
I usually meet to my friend every weekend at restaurant. We got some tea and enjoy it.
I often meet my friends at a supermarket. There we can find store where we can have lunch or drink something like coffees or teas.
I aften meet my friends in Classicos Coffee and some times in Havana Coffee. Usually we meet at 6.15 p.m
I usually meet with my friends the weekend for cafe drink or beer in the evening after to 6 pm
I usually meet my friends at coffee shop or restaurant. we meet each other every time we need but usually our meeting will be at weekends.
I normally meet my friends on the weekends at a cafe beside our workplace it is very near to the beach, they offer excellent drinks in there.But the disadvantage of this cafe is always crowded.
I usually meet my friends on weekends at their homes or we plan for picnic to a park, we do not meet at a cafe very often because I get allergy from smoking. I meet them at about a quarter to eleven or eleven thirty, so we can enjoy our time.
I´m not accustomed to text to my friends, only when it is necessary. And when I do, I typically try of sending the message complete instead of typing messages like: "ok", "btw", "IDK" and things like those. It might be because of I´m not a teenager, or I´m not too virtual guy or something like that.
reading section is very interesting i would like to read more and do the tasks...it is very trecky we must pay attention to do better exercises...i appreciate the english team always help and response us....bist regards zabi
I often meets with my friends after work at social centre and on social platform, at evening time.
I don't often meet friends, unfortunately, because I work and live in another city. When I lived in my hometown, we almost always met every day before 6 p.m.
i often meet my friends at the cafe in the evening during the weekdays. my friends and me normally gather at the restaurant in the afternoon at 1'O clock on Sundays.