A text message invitation

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

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.
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Submitted by Vishal Misra on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 18:20

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I’ll prefer to initiate plan on messages and prefer to speak to friends before executing the plan.

Submitted by Reza 2020 on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 02:23

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Most of the time I send messages to my friends to adjust a plan, but sometime it does not working so I have to call them.

Submitted by Desta Putri on Sun, 19/04/2020 - 16:17

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in personality i prefer to speaks with my friends, we can meet and dicided where we want to go and we can have quality time by meet each other, having so much fun or just delivery food but i like to send a lot of msg for my friends too if im too lazy for meet and both of all is good i think

Submitted by Daudau0601 on Sat, 18/04/2020 - 04:17

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i often send a lot of messages to my friend to talk about everything. I prefer sending message because i can use emoji to express my feeling and troll my friend. Personally i think talk by sending message make me feel more comfortable and easier to express anything what i want to talk. i'll call my friend whenever i feel really urgent.
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Submitted by zabiullah on Fri, 17/04/2020 - 06:54

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actually i send lots of message my friends and colleagues when we want to go somewhere or to make plans. but i prefer to meet my friends face to face bxz it can make me feel good and give more energy. in my country, it is a culture for people to meet relatives, friends and parents every weekend their homes. if we cant meet every weekend , they might say, he or she become bad guys...

Submitted by Emily Mellor on Tue, 14/04/2020 - 12:25

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I usually send lots of messages to friends to make plans because they are not always available to answer a phone call. But sometimes we make a video call , tell jokes and make plans.Thus we can have fun when we're free.Sometimes I make a phone call when I have very important news to tell and I feel too urgent.

Submitted by TRAN TRIET on Sat, 11/04/2020 - 10:33

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I prefer to speak to friends to make plans.

Submitted by Vu Minh Phuong on Thu, 09/04/2020 - 16:51

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With me, I prefer to speak to friend to make plan. It's convenient and to save more time.
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Submitted by Berny Herrera on Tue, 07/04/2020 - 03:42

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For me, social media and other apps are useful in order to communicate with people who aren´t there physically but sometimes we waste the time texting or sharing things without importance at all and we forget those people who are near to us physically. By the way, I got a question for everyone who likes to comment. The question would be: How much important are the apps and social media for you in order to take advantage on an area, learning any subject or developing a skill, for example? Thanks in advance!

Submitted by Breynner on Sat, 04/04/2020 - 17:16

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Nowadays, "the face to face" have lost importance among people around the world and It is ever so difficult to try getting a conversation like decades ago without cell phones, so in my case, my friends are penfriends ´cause every one prefer using technology and media instead of talking face to face

Submitted by Mirwais Safi on Tue, 31/03/2020 - 05:58

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i usually call and sent voice message when i want to communicate with friends, nowadays i prefer to sent text message because talking on phone take long time and most of time friends are busy and they are not able to answer especially to voice message and it is difficult to hear my message.
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Sat, 28/03/2020 - 21:58

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I prefer to write text messages to my friends when making plans.

Submitted by E_great on Fri, 27/03/2020 - 03:23

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It depends, but I usually prefer to send text messages.
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Submitted by Sergei Baskakov on Sat, 21/03/2020 - 13:42

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I use a lot of social networks and use many emojis in my text messages

Submitted by HMida on Fri, 13/03/2020 - 14:37

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The advantage of messages is the possibility to contact many friends at the same time. This allows us to decide more easily the destination and the time of our meet

Submitted by pacha809 on Sun, 08/03/2020 - 08:43

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As my family lives far from me, in Belgium, while I live in the South of France, we usually use modern means of commuications as "Whatsapp or Viber" or text messages to keep in touch each other. So every day, I can see and hear my children and grand-children. To specify the dates of our meetings or the dates during which we babysit the children, we always use SMS. It is more prudent not to forget the periods

Submitted by s4lemm on Wed, 04/03/2020 - 00:18

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I usually send lots of text messages to my friends, or if we together we speak to make plans. I also hate to talk on cellphone, I really prefer text messagens.

Submitted by Noor2008 on Thu, 27/02/2020 - 22:45

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I like to speak to my friends if we making plans over the phone

Submitted by Noor2008 on Thu, 27/02/2020 - 22:17

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Hi Sahra can we go out tomorrow I’m off my work so I was thinking if we can go to dinner and cinema, if you don’t have any other plans and we can have fun like old days
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Submitted by Magedelabd on Sat, 15/02/2020 - 16:54

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I prefer to send messages

Submitted by Adriana Menegale on Mon, 27/01/2020 - 11:39

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I preffer send a voice message or call to my friends when we make plans

Submitted by smga22 on Sun, 26/01/2020 - 04:53

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I prefer to send msg through WhatsApp to my friends. In-office if I am in a meeting and someone is calling me. I send a short message.

Submitted by Vidyasagar on Sat, 25/01/2020 - 16:55

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It depends. I usually send text if don't want to prolong the conversation. Sometimes, when i feel its urgent, i make a call to speak.

Submitted by MaryaSun on Mon, 20/01/2020 - 14:39

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i usually send to my friends a lot of messages but, sometimes, i send them only one vocal message to plane our meeting.

Submitted by Berenice on Thu, 02/01/2020 - 03:17

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I have a wrong in a comment because I wrote they haven't available and the correct is they aren't available

Submitted by Berenice on Thu, 02/01/2020 - 03:01

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I prefer to send messages to my friends, sometimes they haven't available to speak.

Submitted by Ai Nguyen on Thu, 26/12/2019 - 08:38

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I prefer to send text message to friends to make plans. Making plan usually takes time and there are a lots of changes during the process such as time, place, participants, activities, etc. With message, I and my friends can easily update the changes.

Submitted by masoma123 on Thu, 19/12/2019 - 08:42

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it depends on my situation, sometimes I have time and credit then I call to my friends, otherwise I prefer to msg him or her.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Sat, 14/12/2019 - 14:38

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I prefer to speak with my friends by phone. but sometimes I send text messages to them.

Submitted by Laura390 on Mon, 09/12/2019 - 19:16

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Today the massages help to speak when be in the work or cannot respond the cell phone, so I have to write, but I prefer speak

Submitted by babosanay on Thu, 05/12/2019 - 00:17

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I prefer to speak to my friend to make any plan or just talk. But if I need to make a plan with someone who I don't know much, I would send a text message first for his/her consideration and make a call.

Submitted by elit.sw on Tue, 26/11/2019 - 11:40

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I always prefer to send text messages if I am contacting an English speaker friend. I have more time to think and I can review my text before sending and correct it if there is any mistake.

Submitted by Dariusz on Sun, 03/11/2019 - 01:05

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I depends. I prefer send text of messages by phone but not too much, however I sometimes call because is the fastest way to communicate.

Submitted by HRN1970 on Tue, 29/10/2019 - 16:11

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I think there is a mistake in Task 1 ! . There is nothing about having drink in the chat! so the answer of "They are going to have a drink" should be false.

Hello HRN1970

The first person mentions going for a drink in the first line of the conversation. When the second person says 'Cool', that indicates that they like the idea, that is, that they agree to have a drink. This is why the correct answer is True.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team 

Submitted by Verolili on Thu, 03/10/2019 - 22:23

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I prefer to talk with my friend first over the phone and then send him messages to find us.

Submitted by alkamel81 on Tue, 01/10/2019 - 15:30

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I send thousands of messages to friends to make plans and most time our plan fail .best funny meeting that with less planning.
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Submitted by Magedelabd on Sat, 28/09/2019 - 16:48

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When I am doing plans with friends I prefer to do so through the phone call. But sometimes I send text messages to my customers when I could not reach them through the phone calls to tell them about a part arrival date , warranty approval arrival and so on. Thanks .

Submitted by Ola Jamal on Tue, 24/09/2019 - 17:20

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I prefer to send text messages for my friends. However if I want to get an appointment or invite someone I do not know them very well I prefer to make a call.

Submitted by ahmad enabosey on Sat, 14/09/2019 - 13:25

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as usual. I make call its better for me to explain where we will go and when, in our holiday. But if day work so i prefer text messages. So we meet after work.

Submitted by mattone85 on Wed, 11/09/2019 - 10:56

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It depends...sometimes I prefer to send some messages, sometimes I prefer meet my friends

Submitted by Heymar on Wed, 11/09/2019 - 04:13

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It depends on situation.But I prefer to send text messages via mobile apps when i make a plan with friends for a dinner or hangout or movie..Because i think that each and everyone of my fri might be busy with their own work to speak on phone.

Submitted by adie reads too on Thu, 05/09/2019 - 13:44

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Oftentimes I send messages through text or online messaging apps when my friends are far from me and when it is not possible for us to meet and plan things.

Submitted by aliyazdan on Fri, 30/08/2019 - 14:17

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Hello every one At first, I perfer to call my friends for invite them, then send msg about when we'll arrive to appointment

Submitted by bawk san aung on Thu, 22/08/2019 - 08:44

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I prefer writing by the time i make appointment. As i don't want to talk to all the time.But sometimes, I think that making invitation make me feel more polite and certain. As do so, I rare with do.

Submitted by Huyen on Wed, 14/08/2019 - 16:13

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As usual, I make a call to my friend to save time. But in some cases, I don't know when, where and what we decide to do, I prefer to send some texts. While I wait for my friend's response, I can do other works.
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Submitted by shahramuteng on Sat, 10/08/2019 - 22:52

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honestly speaking. if I want to make a plan in English, prefer to write lots of text message. but using my mother tongue, I prefer to make a call for make plan.

Submitted by Sonia on Wed, 07/08/2019 - 12:38

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Sometimes I prefer to send lots of text messages and sometimes I would like to make calls if we have enough time to talk about a plan. I think speaking is better option when make a plan .