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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A1 English level (elementary)

Soumis par c.lopes23 le sam 16/05/2020 - 16:59

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I do both, I send lot of mensagens and to speak with my friends for make any plans.

Soumis par Clarissa le sam 16/05/2020 - 12:25

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I usually send voice messages when I want to start a real conversation. It ends up in a phone call.

Soumis par mm_xx1415 le ven 15/05/2020 - 02:01

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Hello there, Wish you all the best It' s depends on the situation. If he/she at something busy; I would like to send a text message if not I prefer to call them because I want to here their re- action or feeling with it. thanks a lot Mohammed :)

Soumis par Mohamedakram16 le jeu 07/05/2020 - 16:09

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I usually get messages from people I know and sometimes, I send some of them too, and I also like to talk to my aunt with cam

Soumis par Albert beykr le jeu 30/04/2020 - 14:35

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in personality i perfer to send messages to my friends to adjust a plan but sometimes it can be tiring and i think to call and speak directly it's better than texting,

Soumis par Madhu Beerelli le mer 29/04/2020 - 09:42

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I am more happy to talk rather than message because most of the time my friend away from phone.

Soumis par aml96 le mar 28/04/2020 - 07:32

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i prefer to speak to my friend i fell that butter the messages take time to write and replay also my friend and i have different point of view

Soumis par Christian le mar 28/04/2020 - 01:46

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I prefer send a lot of message to my friends for going to drink or have dinner.

Soumis par narcisa le lun 27/04/2020 - 15:37

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I prefer to call and speak directly with my friends and make plans but not all the time is possible and then I am texting them when I want to share ideas

Soumis par MAP le jeu 23/04/2020 - 05:00

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I prefer text message with my colleagues, friends and family for several purposes when it better than talking. And use also emojis but in this lesson, I learned some abbreviation which I don't use before.

Soumis par Vishal Misra le lun 20/04/2020 - 18:20

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I’ll prefer to initiate plan on messages and prefer to speak to friends before executing the plan.

Soumis par Reza 2020 le lun 20/04/2020 - 02:23

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Most of the time I send messages to my friends to adjust a plan, but sometime it does not working so I have to call them.

Soumis par Desta Putri le dim 19/04/2020 - 16:17

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in personality i prefer to speaks with my friends, we can meet and dicided where we want to go and we can have quality time by meet each other, having so much fun or just delivery food but i like to send a lot of msg for my friends too if im too lazy for meet and both of all is good i think

Soumis par Daudau0601 le sam 18/04/2020 - 04:17

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i often send a lot of messages to my friend to talk about everything. I prefer sending message because i can use emoji to express my feeling and troll my friend. Personally i think talk by sending message make me feel more comfortable and easier to express anything what i want to talk. i'll call my friend whenever i feel really urgent.
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Soumis par zabiullah le ven 17/04/2020 - 06:54

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actually i send lots of message my friends and colleagues when we want to go somewhere or to make plans. but i prefer to meet my friends face to face bxz it can make me feel good and give more energy. in my country, it is a culture for people to meet relatives, friends and parents every weekend their homes. if we cant meet every weekend , they might say, he or she become bad guys...

Soumis par Emily Mellor le mar 14/04/2020 - 12:25

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I usually send lots of messages to friends to make plans because they are not always available to answer a phone call. But sometimes we make a video call , tell jokes and make plans.Thus we can have fun when we're free.Sometimes I make a phone call when I have very important news to tell and I feel too urgent.

Soumis par TRAN TRIET le sam 11/04/2020 - 10:33

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I prefer to speak to friends to make plans.

Soumis par Vu Minh Phuong le jeu 09/04/2020 - 16:51

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With me, I prefer to speak to friend to make plan. It's convenient and to save more time.
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Soumis par Berny Herrera le mar 07/04/2020 - 03:42

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For me, social media and other apps are useful in order to communicate with people who aren´t there physically but sometimes we waste the time texting or sharing things without importance at all and we forget those people who are near to us physically. By the way, I got a question for everyone who likes to comment. The question would be: How much important are the apps and social media for you in order to take advantage on an area, learning any subject or developing a skill, for example? Thanks in advance!

Soumis par Breynner le sam 04/04/2020 - 17:16

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Nowadays, "the face to face" have lost importance among people around the world and It is ever so difficult to try getting a conversation like decades ago without cell phones, so in my case, my friends are penfriends ´cause every one prefer using technology and media instead of talking face to face

Soumis par Mirwais Safi le mar 31/03/2020 - 05:58

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i usually call and sent voice message when i want to communicate with friends, nowadays i prefer to sent text message because talking on phone take long time and most of time friends are busy and they are not able to answer especially to voice message and it is difficult to hear my message.
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Soumis par OlaIELTS le sam 28/03/2020 - 21:58

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I prefer to write text messages to my friends when making plans.

Soumis par E_great le ven 27/03/2020 - 03:23

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It depends, but I usually prefer to send text messages.
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Soumis par Sergei Baskakov le sam 21/03/2020 - 13:42

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I use a lot of social networks and use many emojis in my text messages

Soumis par HMida le ven 13/03/2020 - 14:37

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The advantage of messages is the possibility to contact many friends at the same time. This allows us to decide more easily the destination and the time of our meet

Soumis par pacha809 le dim 08/03/2020 - 08:43

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As my family lives far from me, in Belgium, while I live in the South of France, we usually use modern means of commuications as "Whatsapp or Viber" or text messages to keep in touch each other. So every day, I can see and hear my children and grand-children. To specify the dates of our meetings or the dates during which we babysit the children, we always use SMS. It is more prudent not to forget the periods

Soumis par s4lemm le mer 04/03/2020 - 00:18

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I usually send lots of text messages to my friends, or if we together we speak to make plans. I also hate to talk on cellphone, I really prefer text messagens.

Soumis par Noor2008 le jeu 27/02/2020 - 22:45

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I like to speak to my friends if we making plans over the phone

Soumis par Noor2008 le jeu 27/02/2020 - 22:17

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Hi Sahra can we go out tomorrow I’m off my work so I was thinking if we can go to dinner and cinema, if you don’t have any other plans and we can have fun like old days

Soumis par Adriana Menegale le lun 27/01/2020 - 11:39

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I preffer send a voice message or call to my friends when we make plans

Soumis par smga22 le dim 26/01/2020 - 04:53

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I prefer to send msg through WhatsApp to my friends. In-office if I am in a meeting and someone is calling me. I send a short message.

Soumis par Vidyasagar le sam 25/01/2020 - 16:55

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It depends. I usually send text if don't want to prolong the conversation. Sometimes, when i feel its urgent, i make a call to speak.

Soumis par MaryaSun le lun 20/01/2020 - 14:39

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i usually send to my friends a lot of messages but, sometimes, i send them only one vocal message to plane our meeting.

Soumis par Berenice le jeu 02/01/2020 - 03:17

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I have a wrong in a comment because I wrote they haven't available and the correct is they aren't available

Soumis par Berenice le jeu 02/01/2020 - 03:01

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I prefer to send messages to my friends, sometimes they haven't available to speak.

Soumis par Ai Nguyen le jeu 26/12/2019 - 08:38

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I prefer to send text message to friends to make plans. Making plan usually takes time and there are a lots of changes during the process such as time, place, participants, activities, etc. With message, I and my friends can easily update the changes.

Soumis par masoma123 le jeu 19/12/2019 - 08:42

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it depends on my situation, sometimes I have time and credit then I call to my friends, otherwise I prefer to msg him or her.

Soumis par shahhoseini le sam 14/12/2019 - 14:38

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I prefer to speak with my friends by phone. but sometimes I send text messages to them.

Soumis par Laura390 le lun 09/12/2019 - 19:16

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Today the massages help to speak when be in the work or cannot respond the cell phone, so I have to write, but I prefer speak

Soumis par babosanay le jeu 05/12/2019 - 00:17

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I prefer to speak to my friend to make any plan or just talk. But if I need to make a plan with someone who I don't know much, I would send a text message first for his/her consideration and make a call.

Soumis par elit.sw le mar 26/11/2019 - 11:40

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I always prefer to send text messages if I am contacting an English speaker friend. I have more time to think and I can review my text before sending and correct it if there is any mistake.

Soumis par Dariusz le dim 03/11/2019 - 01:05

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I depends. I prefer send text of messages by phone but not too much, however I sometimes call because is the fastest way to communicate.

Soumis par HRN1970 le mar 29/10/2019 - 16:11

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I think there is a mistake in Task 1 ! . There is nothing about having drink in the chat! so the answer of "They are going to have a drink" should be false.

Hello HRN1970

The first person mentions going for a drink in the first line of the conversation. When the second person says 'Cool', that indicates that they like the idea, that is, that they agree to have a drink. This is why the correct answer is True.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team 

Soumis par Verolili le jeu 03/10/2019 - 22:23

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I prefer to talk with my friend first over the phone and then send him messages to find us.

Soumis par alkamel81 le mar 01/10/2019 - 15:30

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I send thousands of messages to friends to make plans and most time our plan fail .best funny meeting that with less planning.
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Soumis par Magedelabd le sam 28/09/2019 - 16:48

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When I am doing plans with friends I prefer to do so through the phone call. But sometimes I send text messages to my customers when I could not reach them through the phone calls to tell them about a part arrival date , warranty approval arrival and so on. Thanks .

Soumis par Ola Jamal le mar 24/09/2019 - 17:20

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I prefer to send text messages for my friends. However if I want to get an appointment or invite someone I do not know them very well I prefer to make a call.