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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.

Transcripts

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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Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

Normally, I Like to have plans for my free time, but if I have a friend to share good moments.

In fact, I just want to rest in my spare time.

In my free time, I prefer to take a nap or just set relax, but then I realize that I can actually watch a movie in English and chilly and practice at the same time. Sometimes with my partner or friends or even alone.

I don't have time for sharing with local friends because I prefer use my free time for another things, such us improving my English skills. I do plans for that:
1. I review the vocab words once a week.
2. I watch the one recording on YouTube and write down the new words.
3. I complete tasks in Bristish Council website and others tools.

This is my free time. :)

I haven't free time to go to cinema,concert or other things. If I have enough time then I Play cricket match just for hour. Don't spend time on doing unusual things such as going to cinema with girlfriend.

Not these days. I used to make a lot of plans for my free time such as going to hair salon, eyelash salon, hair removing salon or some hospitals and going out with my friends. but I don't make plans a lot recently since cover-19 has been influenced. I make plans just for myself at home. like a time schedule.

1. Anna, Have we plans for this weekend? I don't remember.
2. Of course, yes Mikle, we are going to diner with Ira and Solomon. Did you forget?
1. O no. I forgot. Can we postpone this please? I have deals. Also, we haven't present yet.
2. I know, that we haven't but we can buy something, do you have idea? And with deals Mikle?
1. A lot of deals, Anna, firstfull I must learning, secondly I must clean my house, also I want to buy a new glasses. About present, Let me thing, maybe will buy a toy for child and flower for Ira?
2. Good idea. Ok, I will say to Ira for postpone our meeting for next Friday. Ok? Are you free?
1. Ok, I am free. Deal.
2. Promis me!
1. I promis)

Well, I am keen on working because I am a businessman. Therefore, time is really value for me as well as everybody. That is reason that I always make all plans for the next 3 months. Then I have the plan for month and week. This is one of important rules which will be useful for your work. On the other hand, the more you make the detail the more you do a good job, make sure that you are never forget the business and do all the things step by step. This is interesting your life, you are not in hurry and feel comfortable and relax. Your life are decided by your plan which is easily to support the succeed in the future. Remember that nothing is difficult but nothing is easily, it depends on your choice.

I always stay home with my family .

Honestly, sometimes. Yes, sometimes i like stay in my house, doing anything or yoga, writing, sing and compose a song but sometimes or always ajajja i like get out of my house and meet with my friends.

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