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Messaging to make plans

Learn how to write messages to make plans with friends.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

Reading text

Hey, are you free on Saturday? Do you want to do something?

I'm busy on Saturday, but how about Sunday?

Sure! Sunday works for me

What are you thinking?

How about a drive out to the beach? I've got the car this weekend because Mike is away.

Sounds good! What time?

I can pick you up from your place about 9 if you like

I'm going to the gym first thing in the morning

Shall we meet a bit later, say 10?

Perfect! Do you fancy a picnic? I can go shopping while you're at the gym

Great! Even better! See you tomorrow!


  1. Use these phrases to make suggestions.
  • How about + noun/gerund …? 
  • Do you fancy + noun/gerund …?
  • Shall we + infinitive without to …?
  • Do you want + infinitive …?
  1. If you say no to something, make another suggestion instead.
  2. You don't need to put full stops (.) at the end of every sentence.



Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


Hello. lisa, are you busy tomorrow afternoon? I want to make a family visiting with your daughter.
Sorry, I have to work in my office tomorrow. How about satuaday afternoon, I will stay at home all the day.
Ok, how about 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
No problem, if you are approaching my village, please send me a message and I will pick up you at our communite entrance.
Thank you, Lisa, you are so kind, see you soon.
You are welcome, see you.

For this weekend I have some plans around my house. On Saturday need to clean my garden, to water the flowers and to make tidy the yard because on Sunday we are expecting some guests. We arranged a meeting with my relatives at my house because I haven’t seen them for six months since the corona started to spread. We are going to have a barbeque party with a lot of food and drinks. My father will be in charge of the grill and my mother will prepare her delicious desserts. I think it will be quality time with my family. I'm planning to organize some outdoor activities and other games, so children won't get bored.

i am planning to go to dream restaurant with my mother it is not far from oue house take 15 minutes by the car it is nice restaurant and ice but it has an expensive menu you can go from time to time not always last weak i eat burger in it it was delicious

This weekend, I'm going to my friend's house that far from my house bout 60 km. I will drive to get there. We haven't seen each other for 6 months since coronavirus appeared. So I am so excited about this meet. We will make a barbecue in the garden, chat, and drink. It will be fun!

I am either at home or going to a part-time job. I have no plans with my friends. If it doesn't affect the coronavirus, I would like to have a plan to play. Summer vacation is near, so I want to go on a trip or play far away. My part-time job is a karaoke clerk, and I work more than five hours a day.Business hours have been shortened due to the coronavirus, but I don't usually work late, so it didn't affect me. And when I'm at home, I usually do assignments. Since it became an online class, I'm really having a hard time with more assignments. There are so many assignments that I haven't been able to study for qualifications. I have a lot of work to do even on weekends, but I sometimes meet friends to avoid stress. The way I spend my weekends and summer vacation are completely different from last year. Unlike elementary and high school students, there are some university students who have become depressed because they cannot give face-to-face classes because of the bad connection. I will be careful not to build up stress.

In this weekend, I have many things that I have to do. First, I must submit my homework. Now, my university is the end of the semester, so I have to do many reports and tests. Perhaps, I have seven reports and two tests. I think maybe I can't sleep in this weekend. Second, this week, the rainy season is over, so heavy hot days are coming. I need to ready heavy hot days. For example, change the bedding, ready a fan and buy a sunscreen, itch relief of mosquito and sun protection umbrella. I have to protect my skin in this season. Finally, I'm going to go to restaurant that eat yakiniku. This weekend, is a three-month anniversary with my boyfriend. It is our rule to eat yakiniku on our anniversary. I love so much to eat ykiniku so I'm looking forward to it. I have many plans that I must do in this weekend, you can read that.

I have plans to go to work part-time this weekend, because I have classes during the week and do not have enough time to get a part-time job. I have a part-time job at a sneaker store and am hired on the condition that I can work all day, therefore the only time I can work long hours is on weekends, so I have a part-time job scheduled for the weekend. My friends often ask me it is not hard from to work part-time on weekends but I have never found it hard. To be honest, there are times when I want to hang out with my friends because I do not have classes. However, I often hang out with my friends after school and I don't find it hard considering I'm earning money for it. In addition to that, I chose my current part-time job because I love sneakers, which makes me very happy because I get to live around them on the weekends.

I think we are not going to anywhere. Just stay at home to study.

I haven't even thought about any plans for this weekend. But I think this weekend will be as usual. On Saturdays, I plan to work part-time from morning until 6am. I also plan to work part-time on Sunday afternoons. I have no plans yet for Saturday night and Sunday morning. For now, what I can think of is that I want to shop after a part-time job on Saturday. I just want a slightly smaller waist pouch and black sneakers. Coronaviruses are spreading, so I plan to buy them at the store where I work. Also, I will run for my hobby on Sunday morning. It's hot in the summer so I'm thinking of going early in the morning, so I'm not going to invite anyone. I have a lot of lessons on Friday, so I want to drink alcohol while watching TV at night. At that time, I thought it would be nice to have a drink online with a friend. I would like to confirm the schedule of my friend immediately. For that reason, I would like to go buy some tasty sake around Thursday. I'm going to watch a movie on TV, so I'll prepare popcorn.

I definitely have a lot of plans. My kids will back home from their grandparents. I haven't seen them for about three weeks so I miss them very much. I think we can have a little party or a picnic in the park. I love spending time with my babies. But, because of their return, I'll have more works to do: cooking, cleaning, washing them after every walk (they always return dirty). But, anyway, that's worth the effort.