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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.

Discussion

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Language level

Beginner: A1

Comments

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.

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.

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.

I rarely use abbreviations... :=|

OK

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 .

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

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

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

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

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