A text message invitation

Learn how to write a text message invitation to a friend.

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

Reading text
Sandra
online

Hey! Want to meet for a drink after work?

14:16

Cool, what time do you finish?

14:21

Late as always crying

14:22

Me too. Msg me when you leave

14:22

OK. Where do you want to go?

14:23

IDK. I might be hungry tho

14:24

Good point.

14:25

I'll think of somewhere to eat.

14:25

I know what you're like when you're hungry! wink

14:27

LOL, I'm not that bad!

14:31

Don't worry. We can meet at the bus stop and decide then.

14:31

yes See you later

14:32

Tips

  1. You don't need to write complete sentences.
  2. You can use abbreviations like LOL (= laugh out loud) or IDK (= I don't know) to save time.
  3. Use emojis smiley to add feelings.
  4. You don't need to use full stops (.) at the end of messages.
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Soumis par Dave.7 le jeu 12/05/2022 - 10:43

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I use messages, emojis, and abbreviations more than phone calls I don't know why but that's how I'm.

Soumis par Pann Nilar Htun le mar 10/05/2022 - 10:37

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Do you send lots of text messages or do you prefer to speak to friends to make plans?
Yes, of course. Sometimes I send text messages to my friends. But I am not very familiar with abbreviation or emojis. I need to read others' message more.

Soumis par trung2409 le mar 10/05/2022 - 07:50

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sometimes i use abbreviations such as: lol, idk to save time when i msg with my friends

Soumis par greenglee le lun 09/05/2022 - 18:31

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When I was a teenager, I loved send a lot of messages to my girlfriend, friends and family. I didn't like speak. Now, I prefer call with phone, because I usually driving car and phone conversations are the best way for me.

Soumis par b.yakar le lun 02/05/2022 - 21:35

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LOL I generally make a plan but when we are meeting I cancel it. I often use emojis if they are suitable for my situation. Nearly every using these I check which is new. IDK I really like emojis. I have some friends who use correct language and obsessed with it. The quick way is sending voice message.

Soumis par Jaci Anita le dim 01/05/2022 - 18:40

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In these days I think everyonde sends more messages to make plans, because it is easier and faster. So my answer is more message to make plans.

Soumis par hebi le mar 26/04/2022 - 23:58

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Actually, most times, I prefer text messages but in some situations, u need to talk, but usually I use voice messages.

Soumis par badboyzz le mer 13/04/2022 - 12:07

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I don't like text a message because I can't find sincere .Idk I always prefer to speak to everybody.

Soumis par Amin Kourani le mer 16/02/2022 - 08:32

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Do you send lots of text messages or do you prefer to speak to friends to make plans?
I'd like to send message to making plan in the first. We can bring up primary ideas and when we got agreed, I'd prefer to speak and finalize them.

I prefer more call but sometimes I dont want to hear me and due to this I write text messages. For example when I am in school I or when I am home with my family I prefer to send text messages.

Soumis par Kamelbenslimane le mar 04/01/2022 - 17:17

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I don't like to send a lot of messages, but I prefer to send voice messages, it is easy and fast.

Soumis par hello5423 le lun 20/12/2021 - 14:21

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i prefer to speak to my friends to make new plans rather than texting

Soumis par sharonlai le sam 18/12/2021 - 12:12

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I prefer text messages as I can send whenever it is. Sometimes it's more easier to have conversation on social media than in person. We can even escape some of the awkward situation by the help of technology. Furthermore, it become more popular during the covid lockdown. Although we know we can't describe our full feeling with a message on the test sceen, we depend on the technology more and more these days.Who knows this will be the only kind of future conversation.

Soumis par Thoedsak le ven 10/12/2021 - 11:07

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It is a good lesson. I understand new abbreviations, thank you. LOL

Soumis par Sagoon le jeu 18/11/2021 - 09:54

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I prefer to speak with my friend because IDK actually what is my friend actually thinking if We text only.

Soumis par LongLongg le sam 13/11/2021 - 15:51

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i prefer text mesages to make plans because i am busy man. i no free time to go out with my friend.Mesage is so convenient, we can make plans online by calling, chatting together.

Soumis par ANOUAR le mer 03/11/2021 - 13:34

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I prefere speaking to my friends to make plans in orther to know how they react with me...

Soumis par linhchinbk le sam 30/10/2021 - 15:29

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I prefer to send text messeges to make plans. Because my friends are quite busy. They have to work and study all day so it is inconvenient to speak in person or call them. That's why I send them messeges and they can reply when they have freetime.

Soumis par Suraj paliwal le mer 27/10/2021 - 16:24

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I would like to speak to friend to plan for meet. Message is very take time to answer. Speak to a friend is save time rather than waiting online for friend.

Soumis par LamVanPhuong le lun 11/10/2021 - 15:01

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i think i prefer to speak to my friend to make plans because We can discuss it thoroughly and we can and we can avoid unwanted situations like " bể kèo" It is a word that is used quite commonly in Vietnam to say the case of not being able to go somewhere after a discussion

Soumis par Fernanda Morei… le ven 08/10/2021 - 19:53

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I prefer to talking to my friends in person to make plans because its nicer to combine it together, but usually we like to combine the details by message because is easier to remember and think about.

Soumis par pabloxje le mer 15/09/2021 - 23:37

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I usually text my friends, we prefer to send text messages because it is easy to answer because sometimes we are working or studying or making something else and when you call someone and you talk with that person, it is diffcult to attend when you are ao work or you are bussy.

Soumis par avenesra le jeu 12/08/2021 - 11:00

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I like to send full messages in my native language, but if we are talking about English I prefer shrinking text like using abbreviations, or emojis.

Soumis par DW le jeu 17/06/2021 - 07:07

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Actually, it depends on the situation. If I am busy, I prefer text my friends. It is because it is more flexible. People may not be free all the time, especially during the office hour. Therefore, sending text message to others is really very convenience. During the holiday, I prefer to phone my friends and we can chats for a while. Especially during this hard time of COVID-19, I seldom have gathering with friends and relatives. Talking through the phone is very important to me, since I think we do need to have interaction with others during our daily life.

Soumis par Munirah Saad 20 le mer 28/04/2021 - 01:08

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I prefer to send a lot of text messages because idk if my friend is busy or not so massages give her more comfortable situation .

Soumis par DarwinM le mar 20/04/2021 - 05:10

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I prefer to speak because it is more comfortable for me, but I know that not everyone usually wears headphones and they are sometimes not in places where it is appropriate to listen to audio messages that is why I usually write
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Soumis par mirtha le lun 19/04/2021 - 14:54

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I prefer to speak with my friends to make plans but depends on the situation.
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Soumis par Rafaela1 le ven 16/04/2021 - 14:10

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I prefer talking with people, but it depends. ;)
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Soumis par PuenteD le ven 16/04/2021 - 00:15

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Because everyone have a work hard, normally we send Msg...

Soumis par Mai Khin Nway Shein le sam 10/04/2021 - 08:55

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I like messaging than talking with people.

Soumis par Dibesciak le mar 06/04/2021 - 08:54

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I prefer to ring someone, but usually is easier to connect to another guy by messages as someone could be at work or be simply busy.

Soumis par AbdelmalekBC le jeu 01/04/2021 - 21:02

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Honesty I prefer speak to my friends before making a plan, as I know they're are stupid and they don't get it if I'll send a text message.

Soumis par Camila Abreu le mar 30/03/2021 - 20:12

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Depends on the situation. But it is much nicer to speak directly with our friends :)

Soumis par Bandar 777 le dim 28/03/2021 - 14:58

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IDK some time i send messages but didn't try to call me because iam most of the time Sleep LOL

Soumis par Andrea Valencia le jeu 25/03/2021 - 18:48

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I send a lot of text messages to my friends to make plans.

Soumis par Asni le mer 24/03/2021 - 00:29

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First, I send a few messages just to know if they are OK with an idea or a plan. Afterwards, I usually make a call to talk about the details, calls are quicker and often avoid misunderstandings.

Soumis par amola le dim 21/03/2021 - 16:58

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i prefer to send messages before speak to friends to avoid impressing situations with people i don,t know the well. Idk some times with close friends i just phoned them directly LOL .

Soumis par Giuliana le jeu 18/03/2021 - 21:11

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Idk, it's depends of when and where is plan but always i prefer make plans in person and speak with my friends but it's true that always we make plans through wpp or msg

Soumis par Giuliana le jeu 18/03/2021 - 21:07

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this is my conversation Hey, want to go to a bar with me? hiiiii, idk depends of hour mmmm nine or nine half past? oou yesssss jejeje i would like to go okay, around of 10 pm the band of my friends play a lot of songs of mi amigo invencible, i know you like that band ;) omg niceeeee! well, msg me when you are ready and i pick you up that’s sound good :) i will msg you, thanks :)

Soumis par MikhailZatopliaev le lun 15/03/2021 - 22:28

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IDK, sometime I prefer MSG, but sometime call is well. It is depends on situation.
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Soumis par Marce-English le mer 10/03/2021 - 20:14

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Normally I prefer talk than texts in my language but here in London where I currently live I prefer to send texts.

Soumis par TIa vinaka le mer 03/03/2021 - 02:32

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I use line to make a plan with my friends. chatting via line is easy and I don't have to care about where I am. I sometimes use stamps in line to express my feeling. but If I want to tell a long story to friends, I will just call them.

Soumis par Marte le jeu 18/02/2021 - 08:34

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I prefer to speak but If I am at my work I message.

Soumis par Brenda Patrici… le mar 16/02/2021 - 22:10

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I prefer to send text messages to my best friends to make plans, but when I need to plan activities about my work, speaking is the best way to do it.