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

Hey! Want to meet for a drink after work?

Cool, what time do you finish?

Late as always crying

Me too. Msg me when you leave

OK. Where do you want to go?

IDK. I might be hungry tho

Good point.

I'll think of somewhere to eat. 

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

LOL, I'm not that bad!

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

yes See you later

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.

Discussion

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Language level

Beginner: A1

Comments

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.

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.

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.

i think same with you before but i just realize that i've missed the early paragraph

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 

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

I send thousands of messages to friends to make plans and most time our plan fail .best funny meeting that with less planning.

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 .

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.

as usual. I make call its better for me to explain where we will go and when, in our holiday. But if day work so i prefer text messages. So we meet after work.

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