An email from a friend

An email from a friend

Read an email about plans for the weekend to practise and improve your reading skills.

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


Reading text

Hi Samia,

Just a quick email to say that sounds like a great idea. Saturday is better for me because I'm meeting my parents on Sunday. So if that's still good for you, why don't you come here? Then you can see the new flat and all the work we've done on the kitchen since we moved in. We can eat at home and then go for a walk in the afternoon. It's going to be so good to catch up finally. I want to hear all about your new job!

Our address is 52 Charles Road, but it's a bit difficult to find because the house numbers are really strange here. If you turn left at the post office and keep going past the big white house on Charles Road, there's a small side street behind it with the houses 50–56 in. Don't ask me why the side street doesn't have a different name! But call me if you get lost and I'll come and get you.

Let me know if there's anything you do/don't like to eat. Really looking forward to seeing you!

See you soon!


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Submitted by Mirei Honda on Mon, 08/06/2020 - 03:04

I often use LINE and phone when making plans with my friends. If you have time to play, use your phone to plan slowly. If you don't have time, make a plan easily with LINE. It is easy to read the feelings of the other person on the phone. LINE can also feel free to send messages. You can also express your emotions with emoji and stamps.However, when traveling or going out, meet once and make detailed plans together.

Submitted by Yuki on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 16:55

I make plans by LINE. Because it's very useful for me. This app makes it easy to get in touch with my friends wherever I am, and I can even call when my friends don't notice the message I sent. So, I use LINE when I make plans with friends.

Submitted by Maiko Tanzawa on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 06:46

I use LINE and phone to make plans with my friends. the former is used when I'm not in a hurry and the letter is when I have to make a decision quickly. First of all, start with conversation such as "I want to meet soon", then check the days when everyone is vacant and decide the date to meet, then decide want to do on that day and where to go.

Submitted by Tsuyoshi watanabe on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 04:20

I have two ways to make plans with friends. The first is when planning with good friends. I often feel like playing game or having lunch with my friends suddenly and then I invite good friends. In that case I often talk to them even if the plan isn’t made specifically. The second is when planning with friends I'm not close with. In that case I don’t for the purpose of playing but for getting close to them. I invite them after making plans. The difference between the two is whether I make plans with friends or alone. I cherish good friends who I needn't very care for, and It is also important to have energy to make plans alone.

Submitted by Akemi Matsumoto on Sat, 06/06/2020 - 16:32

When I want to make plans with a friend, I always use LINE. I think most of people living in japan use this application. That's because I think LINE is the easiest application to use. In LINE, you can easily add contacts by the telephone directory or just get the other person's QR code. Also, because I think using stamps we can have a better communication. I hope things goes better so that I can make plans with friends and go out somewhere.

Submitted by Hiyori Ueno on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 18:20

I often use LINE to make plans with my friends. There are two reasons. First, LINE is really useful app. If you use LINE, you can send pictures and videos easily. So, I send pictures about place where I want to go, and ask my friends. Second, LINE is easier to read than email. LINE can be used like talking. So I use it easy.

Submitted by Shoma Tateishi on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 17:38

when I make plans with my friends, I use these features to set dates,places and times with my friends every time. I often use LINE and calls.I can send messages, stamps and photos on LINE. On the other hand, the call can be dealt with immediately with person.I think both have their advantages.LINE can always check the past talk history on the talk screen.Calls are actually conversations,so it's easy to get in touch.I tend to use LINE and call depending on the situation.

Submitted by Natsumi Tamura on Wed, 03/06/2020 - 14:30

I usually make plans with my friends by LINE.Making plans by phone is a lot of fun because you can talk in voice, but I tend to forget the schedule of when, where, what time etc. Therefore, I think LINE is more suitable for me because it keeps a history of conversations. However, when contacting us on the day, I will use the phone because it can contact us faster than by e-mail. So I think it’s good to use LINE or phone depending on the situation

Submitted by R on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 16:40

When I make plans with my friends, I always send "Why don't you play?". Then decide on a date and find a plan for the place we want to go. We usually find popular places on Instagram. But I often have my friends decide the place because I'm an indecisive person. On the other hand, I haven't seen friends for a long time these days. So, around this time, I listen to the voices of my friends on the phone and make plans. Make a plan with the image that we will be able to go out freely.

Submitted by Noyama Juri on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 17:52

Hello.I use Line and phone to make plans with my friends.Because Line can be contacted at any time and is easy to use.But sometimes it's hard to get in touch or to feel bad. At that time I make up phone calls.They are very convenient.and it becomes easier to convey your feelings by listening to the voice of the other person. Also even if say to make a plan. I think it's important to think of an action plan for the day. If you don't do that. your day will be wasted. I use Line and phone when planning based on these things.