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.

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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A2 English level (pre-intermediate)

Soumis par miguel28 le lun 11/05/2020 - 05:03

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I go out a little with my friends since I don't have much time and there are occasions that I have to cancel

Soumis par Fatemeh.Najafzadeh le lun 11/05/2020 - 02:25

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Yes I do. I am an active person and if I have a free time I enjoy visiting different countries and cultures. also every weekend I usually go out for dinner with my lovely friends. I want to improve my English and in some of my free time I learn English and strengthen my skills.

Soumis par Mann Mann le ven 08/05/2020 - 01:27

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Whenever I feel so bore,I usually go out to some relaxing places with my homies. At the movement,I usually make a call to my friend .Some are played dumb to me .They can’t hang out with me because of their girlfriend .So,I feel so lonely .Anyone can pick me up?
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Soumis par Bignon le jeu 07/05/2020 - 13:35

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No usually I don't make a lot of plans for my free time. Because I don't get enough money to go out.

Soumis par S.S le lun 20/04/2020 - 16:02

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Yes,I often make a lot of plan for my free time.I like many things.So,I have a lot of things which I want to do.

Soumis par carol alves le mer 15/04/2020 - 22:43

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Yes, when I have a free day, I frequently make a plans. I usually go to the movie and next go out for dinner with my fiancé. We love it. I usually visit my niece, because she lives in a city far from here, and I missing her.

Soumis par Aye Chan le dim 12/04/2020 - 09:28

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I have also a bunch of plans in my daily life. From Monday to Friday I goes to work. So, I have free time only on the weekends. On Saturdays I learn English to enhance my skills especially in listening and reading. On Sundays i usually hang out with my friends. But,on these days due to the corona virus i just stay at my home because staying at home is saving life. But, I have planned to study English and also German languages to improve my competency.

Soumis par babul chandra shil le jeu 02/04/2020 - 04:43

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i am make several routine for free time because i could not maintain routine.

Soumis par Daudau0601 le mer 01/04/2020 - 03:50

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Yes, i have a lot of plans for my free time. I often improve my listening skill by listening to English song which i like. it also helps me relax after stress hour. In the afternoon, i usually play volleyball with my friend, i really like it. Beside, i am quite interested in editing video or images, so i download some app to edit them when i am free.

Soumis par Eswar le mer 18/03/2020 - 02:02

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Do you make lots of plans for your free time? Yes in the weekends i would like to plan the free time .For example Walking on beach side road and do the things amazingly.And went for coffee shop with friends Had Some Dinner or etc.

Soumis par luongquocdinh le mar 10/03/2020 - 14:18

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Every weekend, I often jog at long distances. Then, I come back my room, take a shower and clean restroom. After that, My roommate and I go to coffee shop to read book and play mobile game. Afternoon I nap a little time, then Maybe I watch movie on laptop or continue playing game or I will coding if I have a freelance project. Evening I go to english class.

Soumis par jason2295 le lun 09/03/2020 - 21:16

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Really not, I prefer to stay home, studying, watching TV or sharing time with my family. But on weekends I go to drink some beers, go to the beach or see a movie in the cinema.

Soumis par Giahaitruong le mer 04/03/2020 - 10:45

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I’ve been at home for 2 months because of the Tet holiday and Corona virus. In that time, I often played football with my friends. In the evening, we regular played pool near my house. Additionally I learned English when ever i can.

Soumis par Antares le lun 17/02/2020 - 16:54

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Yes, I have. As a programmer who is just graduated from college, keeping learning is vital. Thus, every Friday I will go to Internet cafe with friends to relax, every Satuaday morning, I will play basketball, and then study program all afternoon, evening is computer game time. Sunday I will lie in, and then it will be same as Satuaday.
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Soumis par ILYES le ven 07/02/2020 - 19:26

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yes , every weekends. friday it is the day of weekends in my country . in this day i can do a many of activities like : play football with my friends , go to the cinema and meeting my cousins ........

Soumis par Montsesants le mar 28/01/2020 - 17:38

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I usually make plans for my free time. Specially in weekends. I normally plan hakes and short trips in hotels around the beach and the mountains

Soumis par MaryaSun le jeu 23/01/2020 - 15:22

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when i have free time i would like to do new and amazing activities..for example walk on the beach, or to go to lunapark, or to visit an art city, or even a relaxing walk. i also love little and simple things. But i often don't do all of these because i don't have the right company. So, i often spend my free time at home :(

Soumis par shahhoseini le sam 18/01/2020 - 11:30

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Yes. I usually plan my free time for some subjects. For example, studying, making a trip an so on.

Soumis par Dariusz le sam 11/01/2020 - 14:52

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I usually don't make lots of plans for my free time. I try to make use of my free time to do a useful things like learn eglish for example.

Soumis par Fredandy le jeu 02/01/2020 - 16:54

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Actually, it's so diificult for me to make a plan. But il my mind, I have project and dreams about a small fest with my friend, about a travel in a rest place. At the beginning of this year, i will make plan so satisfy of these project and all my objectives fot the year
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Soumis par Mohamad-Altaha le dim 22/12/2019 - 19:32

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Actually, I don't have any free time, I always busy.

Soumis par Ahmed Ramadan le mer 13/11/2019 - 08:21

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Actually , I usually make planes , but i do not commit it

Soumis par Maksmatt le lun 07/10/2019 - 12:13

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No, I don't. Usually I do activities on my own so I don't need to plan with somebody.

Soumis par salehisalehi65 le ven 04/10/2019 - 20:39

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yes, i can say it isnt a lot, but ever i planing for mountain climbing plan or fishing plan or morning walking in the park, i did it and never change those plans

Soumis par ikmalzulkifli le jeu 03/10/2019 - 06:29

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this is a good pair of question , it helps me improve my language skills too

Soumis par abigail power le jeu 19/09/2019 - 09:14

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i have completed the following lessons of changing plans, a morning briefing and an invitation to a party. the level that i choose was pre intermediate A2

Soumis par abigail power le jeu 19/09/2019 - 09:12

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i have completed the following lessons of changing plans. the level that i choose was pre intermediate A2

Soumis par Aufa le mar 17/09/2019 - 08:42

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I have completed the following lessons of A morning briefing, An invitation to a party, Changing plans and Changing a meeting time. The level that I chose was Pre-intermediate A2 Listening.

Soumis par OMER O ALHASSAN le ven 13/09/2019 - 19:33

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Plan is important for our life, when we want go up. In least days I have plans for everything involving free time.
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Soumis par Caterina Siligardi le mar 10/09/2019 - 17:17

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Yes,I do. But it's not my guilt. Often, when I'm thinking of doing a lovely activity, my son, or my daughters, ring me , " Please, I have a sudden engagement. Can you look after children?" It's a nagging situation, even though I love my grandchildren.

Soumis par Raqueline Monteiro le mer 04/09/2019 - 23:39

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Yes, I do. I make lots of plans in my free time. I love ride a bike and cook new dishes. But, I am very busy and I don't have free time anymore. I am working a lot.
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Soumis par jouhousama le ven 30/08/2019 - 22:43

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I like going outside on myfreetime with myclose friends. We usually shopping, watch movie, or just lunch. Sometimes i go outside by myself because no one is free. But, that's okay for me.

Soumis par Fudhol le ven 30/08/2019 - 08:22

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I am used to spending my free time hanging out with my little family. I often visit a playground or garden to play with my son and make him happy, as in weekdays I am too busy and I don't have enough time to interact with my son that I use my free time in weekend to make amends for.

Soumis par dan le dim 25/08/2019 - 05:13

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Hello. My life is a little bit routine. I don't have much plan. Work, family stuff, walking with my dog and learning English ( of course, for my job ).
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Soumis par Magedelabd le sam 24/08/2019 - 17:31

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I really have no free time . But if I have so I have a short plan for it .
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Soumis par Luobowawa520 le jeu 22/08/2019 - 19:27

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Finally made comments successfully! Don’t know why I couldn’t login in in past few months! I don’t have much free time since I wake up at 6am to go to the gym 3 times a week, then go for work a 8hours shift. After get off my work go home cook and play with my dog. Then, feel exhausted! So I don’t have much entertainment to plan I guess in the normal days!

Soumis par popo1011 le lun 19/08/2019 - 07:07

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I have many plans such as reading, writing, exercise, do shopping, playing with childeren, traveling, going to park, going to movie, dancing,... But of all these I enjoy reading books.

Soumis par Toanrt le mer 14/08/2019 - 08:31

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Yes I make plane in my mind then i'll will not waste my time ^^

Soumis par ayusisi le mer 31/07/2019 - 10:05

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I don't make a lot of plans for my free time. Usually, In my free time, I'd like to lazy in my bad or hang out with my boyfriend at the mall or watch a movie. We really love watch movie and drink at coffee shop after finish watching.

Soumis par Sanda le mer 24/07/2019 - 16:29

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Always I make plans: to go in town, to go to visit some friends, to see a movie. Unfortunatelly, sometimes I can't respect my plans. Because sometimes my schedule is too busy and other times I depend to other people. But, overall I think it's ok to make plans, because, otherwise you pass throught life without any purpose or dream.

Soumis par Myat Noe Htke le lun 15/07/2019 - 08:03

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I have plans to do something in my free time that is reading , travelling , going shooping and joining with new friends that is my hoping.

Soumis par César Árraga le dim 30/06/2019 - 03:52

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Not many. Every now and then, I make plans for my free times or I sometimes act according to the circumstances of the moment.
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Soumis par Angélique le lun 10/06/2019 - 12:19

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Yes, everyday I have news plans. During my free time I like go to the beach, to make hiking,singing and dancing. I have always someting to make.

Soumis par shankis le mer 05/06/2019 - 01:36

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Yes of course, i found that evry person have to plan his life , because planning facilate a lot of thing and give you the possibilite to manage your time . personnaly i plan my free fine in ordre to enjoy it.

Soumis par hmzahidmir le dim 02/06/2019 - 10:21

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But all your materials are very good and helpful for all students...