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 lengoclam le jeu 09/05/2019 - 14:57

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I prefer to speak with my friends to make plans. However, In fact, we are now working and we don't have lots of time to meet. Thus, text messages is helpful for me to make plans. With the modern of information technology nowaday, every person have a smartphone or more. Making a plan really too easily.

Soumis par Liv hoang le mer 08/05/2019 - 06:02

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I don't send lots of text messages, I prefer call to make plan than.

Soumis par saydin le sam 04/05/2019 - 07:59

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of course, I have a lot of whatsapp groups. everytime, plans do by my friends. usually, I read msg and I confirm lol

Soumis par Pawani le mer 01/05/2019 - 13:49

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yes.I have lots of text messages and sometimes I send voice messages. so I prefer to speak to friends to make plans.

Soumis par Setareh le mer 01/05/2019 - 04:33

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I prefer to send lots of msg to my friends to make plans because I have time for check my work and I can check our msg later;

Soumis par conan-ku le sam 27/04/2019 - 17:22

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I prefer making a call to determine a plan rather than writing a message. sending messages means waiting for answers, why I have to wait if I can hear it immediately through the phone, just an opinion.

Soumis par Ali1313 le lun 22/04/2019 - 00:29

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These days we are busier with work and study than ever before, in most cases meeting friend face-to-face for making a plan is not possible, although it might be more friendly. Indeed, I am not an exception. I prefer to leave a message to save time especially when I do not know in what situations my friends are, I mean when I am calling them. They might be at the University or in the library. LOL

Soumis par Olya1502 le dim 14/04/2019 - 08:56

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Hello teacher! Please explain me. Task 1, sentence "They know where they will meet" - correct answer is "true". But do they really know? According to text (in my opinion) they don't know which place (the exact place) they will go...
Hello Olyalya They are meeting at the bus stop. Once they meet, they will decide where to go. Does that make sense? All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par SaraA le lun 01/04/2019 - 12:08

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Usually, my friends and I use the messages for planning. I think texting better than making a call because it gives you a chance to organize your day quietly.

Soumis par Stanley Alvarez le mar 26/03/2019 - 16:34

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I prefer send messages for meet my friends. Though, when I speak them, normally we make plans with more details. About Task 1, I have a question: according to text it seem they are going to change the plan, because they are agree to go for a drink though, but one of them send the text "might be hungry". Then, ¿Answer might be "False" to point five?
Hello Stanley, The speakers are going to have a drink, but it is also possible that they will have something to eat - either in the same place (a lot of pubs and cafes sell food as well as drinks) or somewhere else. Thus, the answer to number 5 is 'true' (they are going to have a drink) and the answer to number 6 is 'false' (they may have something to eat). Peter The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par MAO le mar 26/03/2019 - 13:21

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In this era, it is common for people to contact others with phone or text messages. I grew up in the generation of booming of online, so i am used to reaching my friends or my families with text messages. Ridiculously, I feel leisure and comfortable when i face the screen or smartphone to send messages to my friends. i behave more actively and energetically, who has large difference from the one who meet others face to face. When i recognize the problems, i start to involve myself in some groups and get close to the crowd. I hope that i can pick up the temperature of interaction between people. Only if i feel the it, i could get along with others more casually.

Soumis par YuKo.yykl95 le mar 26/03/2019 - 08:48

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I do send a lot of message to friend to make plan. We have our group chat. When we plan for dinner or night out plan or something. We do message a lot in our group chat.Beside group chat is so much fun. I'm sure every bff group have their own group chat.
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