Changing plans

Listen to two people talking about changing their plans to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Transcript

Francesco: Sachi? Sachi? Sachiko! 

Sachi: Francesco! Is everything OK?

Francesco: Yes. Yes. Sorry, I saw you and I was across the street … I ran.

Sachi: I see. What's up?

Francesco: Do you have the tickets … for the play?

Sachi: No, I don't. I'm going to buy them this afternoon.

Francesco: Oh good, good. Listen, don't buy tickets for this Friday.

Sachi: Oh? Why not?

Francesco: I can't go to the theatre on Friday. Something's come up. I have a concert this Friday.

Sachi: Another concert? But you said …

Francesco: I know, I know. I'm sorry. I forgot.

Sachi: Francesco! 

Francesco: How about next week? Are you free then? I can definitely go next Friday.

Sachi: Francesco. You did this two weeks ago, remember? I had cinema tickets for the new Marvel movie and you changed the plans then too. For band practice.

Francesco: I know, and I …

Sachi: We also missed my favourite dance group. Because your band was playing at some child's birthday party.

Francesco: It was my nephew's birthday …

Sachi: Ha! 

Francesco: OK, why don't we go out for dinner before my concert? Then, next Friday we can go to the play.

Sachi: Oh …

Francesco: Come on, Sachi. Just this one more time.

Sachi: OK, but promise me next Friday. OK?

Francesco: I promise. I promise!

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Submitted by Rafat on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 22:50

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Making plan is essentially important to save time ,achieving goal. I must do plan for every week.after finishing my duty I have many hours ,without aplan it will be easily wasted without any benefit, studying english ,listening,reading books,watch movies. In my off,Friday, I wake up morning ,read , do my favourite sport walking ,for one hour ,then breakfast with my family ,then prepare to pray.after noon I take anep ,then go to shopping , at the evening, I go with my family for asea or beach or watch comedic movie

Submitted by abudo93 on Fri, 19/06/2020 - 13:02

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Yeah, l made lots of plans, but like suchi and francesco we have to change our plans at more time.

Submitted by Teresa Chi on Sat, 06/06/2020 - 15:46

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certainly, I am making regular plans for my work week. right now, every morning I wake up very early, I read a little bit of France, a little bit of English, after going to work at the restaurant, during free time I prefer painting

Submitted by LarisaAlp on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 18:59

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I always make lots of different plans for my free time. When I have enough time for traveling, I do it. I am glad to have some days off every month. What do I do? First, I learn English. Second, I do sport (my husband and I play table-tennis and swim in the swimming pool). I watch movies and read books too.

Submitted by quyenquyen87 on Sat, 30/05/2020 - 14:45

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In my free time, I like reading book because I can learn about another culture, learn skills and even things I have never known in the life.And sometimes I also listen to music for entertainment.

Submitted by Sharif Tayyebi on Sat, 30/05/2020 - 07:59

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Well, I think it is necessary to make plans for every time; it doesn't matter that it is your free time or not. In other words, making plan is an obligatory thing and we have to make it to bring changes in our situations or arranging our activities. In this case, I don't have much free time, but I usually make plans for Fridays. In some Islamic countries, Thursday is the weekend and Friday is public holiday. So, I usually prepare my plans for doing things in these days or going out with my friends and family. I don't like go to theater, cinema, plays, shows, and so on; so, I prefer to meet my friends home and help them with their problems. To be honest, we don't have good theaters, cinemas, parks, and places or events like that for entertainment in Afghanistan. I wish that one day our security situation get better and entertaining events and places get to open, then I will go there with my friends and family. Regards, Tayyebi

Submitted by amal.araia on Thu, 28/05/2020 - 23:58

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Hi! Not a lot, may be one or two plans for weekends.

Submitted by DomiBoo on Thu, 28/05/2020 - 10:09

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Now I have a lot of free time. I spend time with my family, I learn English and I plan to vacation in July. I'm going to Poland to visit my parents.

Submitted by wido on Tue, 26/05/2020 - 13:23

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In my free time, I plan to go to the mall and buy something and walk all over it.

Submitted by Milena1 on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 20:09

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Well, realy not because I am from Venezuela and the life cost is very, very expensive so I sometimes I can travel when my daugther, who lives in Madrid, pay my travel,But when I am in home I usually pass my free time in my home watching TV or working in my computer,