Changing plans

Changing plans

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

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

Preparation

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 Safe_Mode on Mon, 19/06/2023 - 13:52

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Yes, I make lots of plans for my free time but I have to be on time not always. Sometimes I'm just sit on a chair watching YouTube and not doing anything)

Submitted by Ruhma on Fri, 16/06/2023 - 06:38

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whenever i get free time i go for shopping with my family or do painting or watching animated series.

Submitted by Irina1267 on Thu, 06/04/2023 - 06:10

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Yes, I have a lots of plans for my free time. Usually I go to dinner or lunch with my family. We go to sea and swim or walk on seashore. Sometimes we go to cinema or theater or waching a long movies at home.

Submitted by Sliang on Fri, 10/03/2023 - 07:39

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No, I don't usually make a lot of plans for my free time, unless there are specific destinations I have been looking forward to visiting for a while. However, I do like to use my free time to practice and develop my skills, both for my career and personal growth.

By the way, the audio is amazing and sounds like a real-life situation. Sashi sounds like an angry girlfriend who is dissatisfied with the situation, and Francesco sounds like a boyfriend who is making things worse. Thanks to the LearnEnglish Team for providing such amazing audio resources!

Submitted by TTTTWWW on Thu, 16/02/2023 - 18:13

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I don't have much time in the week because of my work. But at the weekend if I don't feel tired I do plans like visiting somewhere and eating something, meeting my loved friends..etc

Submitted by Trangmun2109 on Wed, 08/02/2023 - 09:15

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If I have a lot of free time (such as holiday), I will make a plan to enjoy it. And if only weekend, I don't have a plan.

Submitted by lylarv on Tue, 31/01/2023 - 23:05

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No, i don't usually go out much, but i'm planning on going to a beach festival and my friend's birthday party.

Submitted by Msy4252 on Mon, 30/01/2023 - 13:00

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I have any free time. My hobbys are playing basketball, watching dochumentary, play with my brothers, playing football and reading book. I do this at my free time.