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 fofanaML on Sat, 12/12/2020 - 10:25

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Yes, most of my time when i'm home alone.

Submitted by Roya on Tue, 01/12/2020 - 08:38

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Yes,I always like to do a schedule for my life,actually I love to see the plans in paper and do them in a right way.It helps me to think better and feel more useful.

Submitted by Sergio1994 on Mon, 30/11/2020 - 15:43

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Sometimes this happens to me when my friends call or text me in the last hour, but I prefer to plan to go out a week before.
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Submitted by DJ Singh on Tue, 24/11/2020 - 12:39

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I love to plan my day and spent like planned. But if something more important comes up than planned I don't feel good because something unexpected came up in my schedule.

Submitted by NOURHAN93 on Mon, 23/11/2020 - 01:30

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Yes I like make plans for my free time ,and I feel sad if it doesn't work like I planned. I like to make every thing organized ,so I hate when someone ask me to go out in the same day ,probably I refuse his asked .

Submitted by Thant Zin Min on Sun, 15/11/2020 - 15:51

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Actually, I usually spend most of my free time alone. But Sometimes, our friends gether to go to somewhere. At such time, we make appointment to meet at a place first. Some friend can come and some cannot because we usually don't have the same free time. Then we have to move our plan to another day, another month.

Submitted by Pola on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 14:16

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Yes, I do make a lot of plans are most mornings.
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Submitted by Ana Luisa Sanc… on Wed, 04/11/2020 - 03:36

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Always I Like to do a lot plans for my free time, and usually I cancel some activities due to there is not time enough. But for me is exciting to wait this time for to do what I like.

Submitted by kzmyr on Tue, 03/11/2020 - 17:14

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Thank you for sharing

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 14:34

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Yes, when I have free time I plan about future. In future have a lot of uncertainty.