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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!




Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


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.

When I make plans with my friend by email, I often send an email like "How's it going?" or "Long time no see." to friend who I want to meet.Then, I start normal conversation.Next, I invite the friend to hang out.Also, we decide what we do, date, meeting time and meeting point.

When I want to see my friend , I start to call them and make plans with them to go outside or to come to my house and make a small party, It's very nice, we dance and chat all night.

When I make plan with my friends, we always decide the date first. I always make plans when I go out with friends. I like plan a schedule in detail. We usually talk about where want go and what want to do. I'm happy just to make plans, that is my source of happiness. Most of our plans is decide through conversation, the rest of plans is through LINE. It is so easy and we can check our details of plans, when we are get in touch with friends through LINE.

I almost make plans with my friends by LINE. Sometimes, I use a telephone call. Because, LINE is easy for me to send messages. For example, We can send stamps to friends by LINE. So, We don’t have to take the trouble to type characters every time. But, Message text like LINE is difficult to understand friends feelings. In that case, I call friends.

I always make plans with friends by LINE. Using this, we can send short messages quickly. So we discuss what we do, when we meet, where we go by using it. I think it is more useful than E-mail. LINE enables us to communicate with each other so easier.
But In other situation, for example, I want to tell something that is important or emergency, I use calling. I think the best way to tell important thing is communicating directly with my voice. So when I have something important to tell, I use calling. Calling is more fun than sending message.

When I make a plan with my friend, I decide date at first.
Second, we decide where to go. Why I want to decide date at first, because it would have a regular crossing day or event. And if we do not match free day, we cannot hung out.
I want to make plan to talk friends, but I decide message more. Because it can see a lot of information and how to access. We can find where we want to go. And message can see talk until now. So I do not forget date, time and where to go.

When I make plans with my friends, I decide number of people first. Then I propose a place considering the friend's character and number of people. If I decide date and time, I just wait for the day. I always use LINE to make plans with my friends. However, sometimes I don't plan perfectly. This is when I suddenly want to play. What I want to do that day with friends who have free time. It's good to plan completely , but it's fun to playing without plans. Whether I have plan or not, who to play with is the most important things.

When I make plans with friends by email, I am careful not to misunderstand.
Friend may misunderstand if we don't tell in detail, so We must tell our friends detail about place , date and meeting time.
If I use the train to go to the meeting place, I look up the train schedule and send my friend it. By doing so, meeting on the day is easy.

I usually make plans with my friends by sending a message or making a phone call. Messages take a time to make plans than phone call. We need to wait for a reply. Therefore, I use phone call when I’m in a harry or want to make plans soon. On the other hand, message is recorded so we can see any message anytime we want. When we see it, we won’t misunderstand the time, place, and so on. I think that it is a good thing. Also, I use messages when I make plans with multiple. Because messages are easier to listen to everyone’s opinions at the same time. I use both of them depending on situations.