An email from a friend

Read an email about plans for the weekend to practise and improve your reading skills.

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Reading text

Hi Samia,

Just a quick email to say that sounds like a great idea. Saturday is better for me because I'm meeting my parents on Sunday. So if that's still good for you, why don't you come here? Then you can see the new flat and all the work we've done on the kitchen since we moved in. We can eat at home and then go for a walk in the afternoon. It's going to be so good to catch up finally. I want to hear all about your new job!

Our address is 52 Charles Road, but it's a bit difficult to find because the house numbers are really strange here. If you turn left at the post office and keep going past the big white house on Charles Road, there's a small side street behind it with the houses 50–56 in. Don't ask me why the side street doesn't have a different name! But call me if you get lost and I'll come and get you.

Let me know if there's anything you do/don't like to eat. Really looking forward to seeing you!

See you soon!


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Language level

A2 English level (pre-intermediate)

I never used email for making plan with my friend.We are so closed.İf we want to make a plan ;I will call my friend.I don't like send text message for make a plan.

How do you make plans with friends? By email?

I make plans with my friends by message or calls, I don't email my friend.

I chat with my friends by WhatsApp or maybe by Email, because is more easy to contact to improve my read and write skills

I don't use email to make plans with my friends, usually I contact them with social media apps.

I don´t use an email to communicate with my friends, I prefer to use what's up or call them .

I don´t use an email to communicate with my friends, usually i use Whatsapp or other social media but never email.

I have never made planes with my friends by Email, Sometimes by Whatsapp but it sounds like a great idea to try making a plane by Email and write the famous word that I've learned today "CATCH UP".

I usually use my email to invite my friends or talk with my family. Normally I use WhatsApp to talk with my friends and family. My e-mail is more for work or formal conversation.

I don't ever make plans via email address. Email is good only formal talk and in working people

i and my friends have never made plans on email because we have message on the phone

Yes, I think that anyone use the email to make plans with friends. I make plans with friends by calls or message text on WhatsApp. If I need to find friend's address we use the GPS, it's really useful.
I make phone calls if I want to meeting with friends. Usually email is for just for apply job. And email for professional work.
I make plans with friends by cell phone or text, but I don't use email for plans with friends.
No, we really make our plans by telegram. But as you well know since pandemic everything has been complicated we prefer to do it by video call.
Generally, I made plans with my friends through of Whatsapp, facebook or when we meet. Only, I've made plans to email when it's for work.
To make plans with my friends by Line is the way I use most. app is much easier and doesn't cost much.
To make plans with my friends, I use WhatsApp to coordinate with them what we are going to do.
I often make plan with friends by phone call or social network applications. I only use email for work.
I don't use email, we schedule things in the days or in the free time by another application.
I usually use the phone to communicate with my friend and to arrange the time and the place for our meeting but sometimes i use the social media
I make plans with my friends by social network or instant messaging app like Messenger, Whatsapp, Telegram. We decide the place we are going to meet, the time, etc.
I always call phone my friends when I make a plan but sometimes use messenger and go their home.

Hi SStanley,

The full phrase is:

  • Then you can see the new flat and all the work we've done on the kitchen since we moved in.

The preposition on is connected to all the work we've done. The base phrase is do work on something.

Your suggestion is good too! You could put in instead of on. Structurally, this is a bit different, because in is connected to the kitchen (not all the work we've done). But the meaning is pretty much the same.

Does that make sense?


The LearnEnglish Team

I make plans with my friends by WhatsApp or maybe by Email, because is more easy to contact with they.
I never make plans with me friends by email. I usually call my friends to make plans.
I usually use phone calls to make plane with my friends, because I suppose emails are more professional.
I usually make plan with my friend by social app like WhatsApp. We arrange what to do and the place to meet, and also the time
At this time, most people use messenger,sms and text to communicate with their friends instead of email. I also use only messenger and phone calls.
I like call by phone to my friends before any plans to do, we arrange the schedule and place meet , and we confirm by message at phone some details like adress, or to give some instructions.
I'm always use a massager, what's up or calling direct to make a plan , I don't use the email with my friends.