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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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.

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.

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.

Soumis par ahmad enabosey le sam 14/09/2019 - 13:25

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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.

Soumis par mattone85 le mer 11/09/2019 - 10:56

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It depends...sometimes I prefer to send some messages, sometimes I prefer meet my friends

Soumis par Heymar le mer 11/09/2019 - 04:13

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It depends on situation.But I prefer to send text messages via mobile apps when i make a plan with friends for a dinner or hangout or movie..Because i think that each and everyone of my fri might be busy with their own work to speak on phone.

Soumis par adie reads too le jeu 05/09/2019 - 13:44

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Oftentimes I send messages through text or online messaging apps when my friends are far from me and when it is not possible for us to meet and plan things.

Soumis par aliyazdan le ven 30/08/2019 - 14:17

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Hello every one At first, I perfer to call my friends for invite them, then send msg about when we'll arrive to appointment

Soumis par bawk san aung le jeu 22/08/2019 - 08:44

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I prefer writing by the time i make appointment. As i don't want to talk to all the time.But sometimes, I think that making invitation make me feel more polite and certain. As do so, I rare with do.

Soumis par Huyen le mer 14/08/2019 - 16:13

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As usual, I make a call to my friend to save time. But in some cases, I don't know when, where and what we decide to do, I prefer to send some texts. While I wait for my friend's response, I can do other works.

Soumis par shahramuteng le sam 10/08/2019 - 22:52

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honestly speaking. if I want to make a plan in English, prefer to write lots of text message. but using my mother tongue, I prefer to make a call for make plan.

Soumis par Sonia le mer 07/08/2019 - 12:38

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Sometimes I prefer to send lots of text messages and sometimes I would like to make calls if we have enough time to talk about a plan. I think speaking is better option when make a plan .

Soumis par Dimpy le jeu 25/07/2019 - 10:57

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A phone call is the preferable choice for me, unless I know that the other person is at someplace ( like in a lecture hall or a meeting ) where he or she won't be able to attend a call but they might reply back to my texts.

Soumis par cittàutopica le mar 23/07/2019 - 21:45

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Do you send lots of text messages or do you prefer to speak to friends to make plans? It depends on the situations. If we have already made a precise plan, a text message is enough, but, If it's a matter of defining the details, I prefer to make a call.

Soumis par ali328 le mar 23/07/2019 - 06:41

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I prefer to send messages. I think it's easier than making a phone call.

Soumis par gedi le mar 23/07/2019 - 05:54

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i like to send massage if i get enough time but usually i like to make a call if there is any urgent situation

Soumis par Lameed Alomdaa le dim 21/07/2019 - 23:02

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I prefer to text msg rather than making call to make plans .. I don't konw why i just used to do it all the time ..

Soumis par Matthew S le sam 20/07/2019 - 21:45

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I tend to send text messages to friends instead of calling them, because it is much more convenient for both of us, due to they might be busy working and it will be easy for them to answer a text message whenever they can.

Soumis par Julia Rahma le jeu 18/07/2019 - 04:06

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Yes, i send a lots of text massages to people but if any problem i usually make a plane and talk about that

Soumis par Tử Dương le mer 17/07/2019 - 09:27

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I prefer to send lots of text messages because I think that is a friendly way!

Soumis par BING70 le mar 16/07/2019 - 03:05

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If I'm not in hurry to get response from others msg is better I think. If I need to have result right know I'd like to talk to friends face by face or by phone.

Soumis par chris-kutte le ven 05/07/2019 - 06:12

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I always use text messages to make plans or invitations with friends. It is the easiest way to communicate with other people if I don't know whether they are still at work.

Soumis par moaaxali le mer 03/07/2019 - 16:15

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I remember and miss my friend we used to invite each other for a walk daily. One thing about me I feel incomplete when I use short phrases in a conversation. Here is the most used short phrase from our daily conversation 'where?' for 'where are you?'.