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An email from a friend

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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!

Gregor

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Pre-intermediate: A2

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When I make plans with friends by email, I am careful not to misunderstand.
Friend may misunderstand if we don't tell in detail, so We must tell our friends detail about place , date and meeting time.
If I use the train to go to the meeting place, I look up the train schedule and send my friend it. By doing so, meeting on the day is easy.

I usually make plans with my friends by sending a message or making a phone call. Messages take a time to make plans than phone call. We need to wait for a reply. Therefore, I use phone call when I’m in a harry or want to make plans soon. On the other hand, message is recorded so we can see any message anytime we want. When we see it, we won’t misunderstand the time, place, and so on. I think that it is a good thing. Also, I use messages when I make plans with multiple. Because messages are easier to listen to everyone’s opinions at the same time. I use both of them depending on situations.

Hello.
I meet up with my friend when I make a plan. So I can meet with my friend. There are a lot of other good ideas. First, it has to get a contact of frequency. You until meet up. This way are call you and use a line, write to you, it do it anyway! Second, it decide to all plan in last met. There are a lot of this way. Anyway you can find this way by your self.

When I want to make plans with my friends, firstly I ask them what they want to do and where they want to go by using application.
Secondly I collect information with my friends, but sometimes some friends don't look it up and force me to do it. To be honest, I am tired such an situation, but It is fun for me because they are my friends.
Last, I decide a convenient day for every one. These are my ways making plans with friends.
Of course, it take for a long time to do. But I really like thinking about spending time with my friends.

I think it depends on our situation. I usually make plans with my friends by calling or messaging each other. But, I usually prefer watsup or telegram for messaging than the email. That is because that we usually check our watsup or other messangers sooner than emails.
Indeed, if I am looking forward to make a plan to meet my students or colleagues about their/ our projects I usually plan or set by email. For the main reason, email is more formal than messangers, and also I prefer to avoid from making call or messaging with my students.
Regards,
Tayyebi

Hello.
When I always make a plan with my friends,first I decide what I want to do or where I want to go.In the case of I don't have something I want to do or to go at that time,I don't make a plan.
When I make a plan,I decide three things.
First,who to go with.I think that it is most important point.
Second,meeting time.but I often fails to come on time.
Third,meeting place.but it is about the same place.
and I always make a plan by LINE.It is so useful!

I Like to see in person and communicate better.

I prefer calls and messages

My friends How are you?

I'm writing about dating each others which's suitable to me on Friday at the time suited you guys.

wish you all the best my dears

Mohammed

I prefer to use telegram or telephone when I am chatting with my friends

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