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.
Take your language skills and your career to the next level
Get unlimited access to our self-study courses for only £5.99/month.

Discussion

Download
Worksheet147.26 Ko

Language level

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

Permalien

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

Soumis par 0819422243 le sam 13/11/2021 - 15:51

Permalien

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

Permalien

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

Permalien

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

Permalien

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

Permalien

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

Permalien

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

Permalien
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

Permalien
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

Permalien
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

Permalien
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

Permalien
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

Soumis par mirtha le lun 19/04/2021 - 14:54

Permalien
I prefer to speak with my friends to make plans but depends on the situation.

Soumis par Rafaela1 le ven 16/04/2021 - 14:10

Permalien
I prefer talking with people, but it depends. ;)

Soumis par PuenteD le ven 16/04/2021 - 00:15

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

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

Permalien
I like messaging than talking with people.

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

Permalien
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

Permalien
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

Permalien
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

Permalien
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

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

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

Permalien
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

Permalien
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

Permalien
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

Permalien
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

Permalien
IDK, sometime I prefer MSG, but sometime call is well. It is depends on situation.

Soumis par Marce-English le mer 10/03/2021 - 20:14

Permalien
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

Permalien
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

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

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

Permalien
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.

Soumis par Nimra le dim 14/02/2021 - 16:08

Permalien
I prefer speaking to the friends and I'm very bad at messages.

Soumis par LISI20 le mer 10/02/2021 - 20:08

Permalien
I love sending message to my friends and family, message like how was your day or send them memes, but when I´m gonna explain something I send an audio or make a videocall. The emojis and gift are an usefull tool to put feelings in message I use them a lot.

Soumis par Alena23 le mar 02/02/2021 - 23:33

Permalien
i am really bad , i don't really like ringing people , i much prefer see them face to face to catch on all the news.

Soumis par Leila77 le sam 23/01/2021 - 09:18

Permalien
I prefer to speak to friends to make plans. I rarely send text messages.

Soumis par Joselyn15 le ven 22/01/2021 - 01:49

Permalien
I prefer to speak and send voice messages.Because I can transmit my feelings.

Soumis par tonguyen le mar 19/01/2021 - 00:32

Permalien
I usually chat with my best friends everyday, because it makes fun. But when i need a demand information or i really need a quick answer, i will make a call.

Soumis par In le mer 13/01/2021 - 00:10

Permalien
I prefer to text but depends on the plan if it is a big plan I prefer to talk about it and organize it, but if it something like go for a coffee or dinner I prefer just text to my friend.

Soumis par Honey June le mar 12/01/2021 - 05:06

Permalien
It depends on the situation.Sometimes I send lots of text message.But texting message makes a situation a little complexed and takes time to get a clear point.Sometimes calling is faster than texting.btw I use these two ways nearly everyday and like both.

Soumis par Roo le dim 10/01/2021 - 16:49

Permalien
I prefer to speak to friends to make plans because messaging takes lots of time and by messaging you can't clear your point. Sometimes messages make things unclear and misunderstandable. so I prefer to speak over messaging.

Soumis par lavande1983 le sam 09/01/2021 - 21:00

Permalien
I prefer to speak to friends to make plan or to demande information. I hate sending message because i waste a lot of time. But in working time, i have to send message instead of calling , i dont want to disturb my friends at work

Soumis par Mike Edwards le sam 09/01/2021 - 03:49

Permalien
I prefer to speak to friends rather than texting.

Soumis par German le ven 08/01/2021 - 23:10

Permalien
I prefer speak with my friends to make plans. I don´t like send a lot of messages.

Soumis par Sawyu Nwe le sam 02/01/2021 - 08:00

Permalien
I prefer to send texts. It makes more fun and memories between friendship. Besides, I don’t need to answer back immediately when I have serious matter.