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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Beginner: A1

Soumis par Ronake le mer 01/07/2020 - 19:22

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I arrange meetings with my friends most of the time through messages. Its more comfortable and speed, because your friends can check them when they are available and you won't disturbs each other.

Soumis par Garwayne le mer 01/07/2020 - 14:30

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It depends sometimes I prefer to text messages other times I call my friends to make a plan meeting. I always give others a chance to choose the best time for them.

Soumis par Hennadii le sam 27/06/2020 - 18:23

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I used to call my friend a lot but now I prefer messages. Viber mostly or Messager. You will never know what people are doing when you call them so messages are a much more polite way to communicate. Especially when you at your almost 40s and became more introverted than you were at University. Of course, if the case is urgent I don't waste time texting.

Soumis par Sushmita Verma le ven 26/06/2020 - 15:17

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I usually hangout with only close friends or family. Seldom do I make plans with my colleagues. When so it is usually a preplanned affair or a special ocaasion.I prefer calling them over messaging as I find it more personal and easy to decide.

Soumis par Omer_moh le lun 22/06/2020 - 21:48

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It depends on my mood and the person who chat or speak with.

Soumis par Alaaseada le dim 21/06/2020 - 08:16

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I prefer to msg my friends to make plans instead of speaking to them because most of time I forget what we have ended to so, it is easier to back to msgs than calling them again LOL.

Soumis par Rafaela1 le lun 15/06/2020 - 14:28

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I prefer to speak to friends to make plans, which is easy and quick, but I have to be careful not to bother their time. ヽ(´ε`●)ゞ

Soumis par MUHAMMAD YOUNUS le lun 15/06/2020 - 07:06

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Yes, I send a lot of text messages to friends for making plan.

Soumis par hana ykt le mer 10/06/2020 - 03:54

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I prefer to sends lots of text messages to make plans. I have three reasons. First, we have not more considerate than speak. Friends understand your emotions with your voice when you don’t want to go or don’t like place. If you don't decide immediately, the subtle atmosphere will continue. I hate this time very much. Message can be sent back immediately after checking "where are you?" and other places. Message can be sent back of other place and “How about here? “ immediately after checking. No need for extra care and hate time and it is efficient. Of course, you have to be careful about the words. Second, we can set the plans according to the time. I think send messages frequently is important to organize the situation and more good places. It's more fun to have a good plan. At the end I don’t like phone. Friends can’t hear it because my voice is low and husky, It is my most complex and always embarrassed. That makes me very nervous. I don't usually use the phone. It's the same when making an appointment. I want to meet my friend after the coronavirus calms down.

Soumis par sakura le mar 09/06/2020 - 13:43

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I prefer to send a lot of message to my friends for going to drink or have dinner. Because I don't like phones so much. Even my friends can get nervous on the phone, so I prefer to talk in text I also found it easier to speak in text. If you make a promise in writing, it will remain in the text, so if you forget it, you can check it immediately. If you have forgotten to make a verbal promise, you must ask the other person again.In order to avoid such an act, I feel that the written promise is number one.Nowadays, SNS such as LINE is developed, so if you want to invite more than one person, you can invite them to the same chat. It's difficult to make a phone call because you have to call each person.However, I use the telephone for emergency calls and invitations. I don't use text because I want a quick reply. For example, if I am late for the appointment time, if i feel unwell, if I want to change the appointment location or time, I can contact the other person by phone.By the way, If I go out into society, I will have more phone calls. As I said before, I'm not good at talking to people on the phone right now, so I'll practice little by little and try to cure my dislike of the phone.

Soumis par lsrafael le mar 09/06/2020 - 00:43

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Usually I send messages to friends and work partners. Nowadays is easier to send messages or voice records.

Soumis par Laila Mutiara … le ven 05/06/2020 - 04:34

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i prefer to send a message for making a plan. but just a short message

Soumis par eshan.saif le lun 01/06/2020 - 21:13

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Usually, I feel comfortable texting my friends than talking them face to face. but when it's time to make any plans then I would like to speak about what should we do or what we are going to do.

Soumis par iiiirx6 le dim 31/05/2020 - 04:44

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I used to send a MSG because make a call it might gives more time to choose a design. send a MSG is more flexibility for us

Soumis par doublef005 le dim 17/05/2020 - 18:51

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I prefer send a lot messages to my friends for going to have dinner. I seldom to talk directly with them because i don't want to disturb their activity

Soumis par mouna99 le dim 17/05/2020 - 13:35

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I prefer sending message instead of speaking to my friends, for not disturb them while they are working or sleeping

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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