A text message invitation

Learn how to write a text message invitation to a friend.

Instructions

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

Reading text
Sandra
online

Hey! Want to meet for a drink after work?

14:16

Cool, what time do you finish?

14:21

Late as always crying

14:22

Me too. Msg me when you leave

14:22

OK. Where do you want to go?

14:23

IDK. I might be hungry tho

14:24

Good point.

14:25

I'll think of somewhere to eat.

14:25

I know what you're like when you're hungry! wink

14:27

LOL, I'm not that bad!

14:31

Don't worry. We can meet at the bus stop and decide then.

14:31

yes See you later

14:32

Tips

  1. You don't need to write complete sentences.
  2. You can use abbreviations like LOL (= laugh out loud) or IDK (= I don't know) to save time.
  3. Use emojis smiley to add feelings.
  4. You don't need to use full stops (.) at the end of messages.

Discussion

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Average: 5 (2 votes)

Submitted by Venus on Mon, 03/08/2020 - 06:53

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As a Generation Z, it is needless to say that I used to send tons of messages and share a lot of memes on an everyday basis.

Submitted by Phan Bao Dung on Sun, 02/08/2020 - 18:55

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I like to speak to friends than send messages to make plans. Because making plans need concentration, discussion, and final agreement. Direct speaking or making a phone call will save more time.

Submitted by AMANI148 on Sun, 02/08/2020 - 16:53

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I usually send massage. I found this faster and easier to me and the other.

Submitted by Andrea Hernandez on Fri, 31/07/2020 - 19:21

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Nowadays it's hard don't communicate through messages. We use Whatsapp all the time to communicate different things in a different context. However, sometimes I prefer to call my friends and speak more time. Also when something is very important I prefer to call.
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Submitted by EWS on Thu, 30/07/2020 - 20:37

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I use both ways, for me doesn't matter which I used, important meet a friend

Submitted by Bieltan on Thu, 30/07/2020 - 12:15

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Texting messages in 21st century affect almost everyone and every sphere of live and it decrease your personal time to make plans or arrange meeting with your friends. But by the way nothing can replace face-to-face conversation or meeting.

Submitted by Mai Khin Nway Shein on Sun, 26/07/2020 - 17:58

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I made conversations with msg to distance friends and online friends.

Submitted by Nomanas on Sun, 26/07/2020 - 13:58

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Hmmmm,lot of messages.

Submitted by Miri85 on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 12:31

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I prefer send a message. It´s easier when you are at work and need make plans with your friends.

Submitted by Abassomooyedele on Sun, 19/07/2020 - 04:58

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I wouldn't say I prefer one to the other. I'd rather say it depends on a lot things. If I know the person to be a liar, I'll choose to text him. That way, he won't be able to deny our agreement and get away with it. When you call some people to make a plan, maybe for a meeting, and they don't want to honour your invitation, they can say they couldn't hear the time u mentioned. But if it's text, you'll ask them why they couldn't read the text again. It also depends on how urgent the plan is. Text messages sometimes take time to deliver but calling is an immediate something. So if it's an urgent business, I call. Sometimes, I text message because of bad network. If I try calling and the line isn't reachable, I send a text. That'll be delivered sooner or later.