An email from a friend

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

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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 Shadabali93 on Wed, 15/04/2020 - 12:59

I prefer to use whatsapp group of me with my friend

Submitted by carol alves on Tue, 14/04/2020 - 19:46

I prefer to use a whatsap or phone calls, is better, because it's more practical, fast and easly to use.

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Submitted by ademyonet on Sun, 12/04/2020 - 13:15

E-mail is a tool we use very little. Calling with the phone is a way we prefer mostly. E-mail isn't useful a method. Using the WhatsApp is easier. I prefer using message programmes to using e-mail. This is my opinion, too.

Submitted by V on Sat, 04/04/2020 - 01:57

It depends, it can be over the phone, or by a message on whatsApp or fb. I hardly use of email to make plans with my friends.

Submitted by jahidbd on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 20:35

I never plan with my friend by email.

Submitted by Daudau0601 on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 15:38

hello everyone, In these day, Vietnamese people stay at home, restricted to the road because of Covid 19. So i and my friend haven't not any plans but we are still chatting with each other by messenger, facebook.

Submitted by Sergei Baskakov on Tue, 31/03/2020 - 16:07

I write to my friends on social networks. I don't call my friends as often as I want

Submitted by HBELL on Sun, 29/03/2020 - 22:26

Hello my friend , i m asking if you have a moment this weekend to meet you i m looking forward to hearing about your new job

Submitted by Nguyen Thao on Sun, 29/03/2020 - 07:02

Hi everyone, hope you're nice everyday. in theses day, I and my friends and many people stay at home because of Covid 19. I don't make plans with friends by email, we usually use Fackbook messenger, zalo messenger on mobikephone.

Submitted by Ángel M on Sat, 28/03/2020 - 21:06

In Mexico is more easy to communicating and planning by WhatsApp.

Submitted by cuneyt on Tue, 24/03/2020 - 11:20

Hi everbody, I am here again. I am always at home these days because of covid-19. I live in turkey. I speak my friends by whatsapp and video chat. I think,It is important for everyone. I just go out for shopping. I don't meet anyone without mywife an my son. You should be careful. I belive. We will won. The coronavirus is not bigger than our measure. Take care of yourself

Submitted by Laura1184 on Tue, 25/02/2020 - 09:31

In my country we don't get plans by e-mail, it takes too much time? more faster will be by wats up, this messenger very popular in my coutry. In our really life we don't have enugh time to meet with friends, it is so dificult... Especialy if you have children.

Submitted by Ana Cardoso on Fri, 24/01/2020 - 21:10

Usually, I make a plans with friends by whats app. I use on email other thinks.

Submitted by Dariusz on Wed, 22/01/2020 - 21:39

I don't make plans with my friends by email. We usually create our plans by phone using apps like messenger, We change messages, sometimes we are ringing.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Mon, 13/01/2020 - 14:12

No, I don't make plans with my friends by email. I usually phone calls with them.

Submitted by tvo69 on Fri, 10/01/2020 - 16:25

Yes, I often make plans with friends by email.

Submitted by mosab_fcb on Tue, 07/01/2020 - 13:20

I don't use email

Submitted by Magedelabd on Thu, 26/12/2019 - 12:11

I make plans with friends by what is up mobile application .

Submitted by Nilar Htun on Mon, 18/11/2019 - 08:52

Normally, I didn't use email to make the plans with my friend, just we use group messenger for sharing information and if we have changes plan, we use via phone.

Submitted by Manoji Jayatilleke on Wed, 13/11/2019 - 15:24

I don't use emails to chat with my friends. I use phone calls.

Submitted by Ruth on Mon, 11/11/2019 - 09:04

No, I don't make plans with my friends by email. I make them by What's App. I use email to make requests like when I write to my teachers.

Submitted by Yandri on Mon, 11/11/2019 - 05:29

Hello I have three chat groups in whatsapp, the first group is made up of all my family, the second is with my friends from the University with whom I play soccer every Thursday and the last group I talk about what we are going to do the weekend with my friends.

Submitted by Rodrigo Andres on Thu, 31/10/2019 - 23:55

with my friend don't make plans by email. we always make plans by whatsapp group.

Submitted by DominiqueCamila on Thu, 17/10/2019 - 21:47

Hi! Well, I have a chat group in wassap, there I talk with my friends and we do plans for going out at the weekends.

Submitted by Reon on Thu, 12/09/2019 - 08:35

First, I or my friends invite the opponent to do something through LINE or directory. And we make a schedule in convince time for all of us anind decide details of plan through LINE almost every time.

Submitted by Caterina Siligardi on Sun, 08/09/2019 - 11:02

Usually, I make plans with my friends over the phone. Only once I made an Internet date with a nice chinese friend.But, insteadof asking her if there was anything she fancy eating, I cooked some popular dishes in my country. Then I discovered she was vegetarian!

Submitted by BRAHIM ABOULOUAFA on Mon, 02/09/2019 - 13:54

When i want get a plan with my friends. I prefer to tel them by phone instead emails. Because is so easy by phone than by email.

Submitted by Fudhol on Fri, 30/08/2019 - 05:21

I rare in using email to make plans with a friend, I usually talk using phone or chatting-application.

Submitted by salehisalehi65 on Mon, 19/08/2019 - 17:43

in our country iran, as an underdeveloped country, almost people make a plan with each other by call or texting in new app same as whatsapp

Submitted by TP on Sun, 18/08/2019 - 04:21

I usually make plans with friends by messenger. Sometimes l phone them. However, making plans by email is quite rare unless it is a formal event.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 17:48

In the past I used to make plans with my friends above all by call phones, but now I use whatsapp and, less frequently, email.

Submitted by mtalebi on Sun, 02/06/2019 - 09:36

We usually make plans wit friends by phone call.

Submitted by Ahmadbassam on Sun, 19/05/2019 - 14:03

usually we make our plans by messenger or by phone calling.

Submitted by ahmad 920 on Tue, 07/05/2019 - 01:12

how is this right "that sounds like a great idea" ? "that" here for singular "sounds" noun's plural can you explain it for me ?
Hello In this sentence, 'that' is the subject and 'sounds' is a verb (3rd person present simple form): It sounds like... He sounds like... That sounds like... ~ Peter The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Saidred on Thu, 25/04/2019 - 12:47

I make plan of our meetings with my friends by phone

Submitted by ali aiad ali shanan on Fri, 08/03/2019 - 16:12

I make plans with friends by meeting and call phone and messages

Submitted by Malgorzata Kuba on Wed, 06/03/2019 - 13:16

Nice to read English!