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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A1 English level (elementary)

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 .

Submitted by Dimpy on Thu, 25/07/2019 - 10:57

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A phone call is the preferable choice for me, unless I know that the other person is at someplace ( like in a lecture hall or a meeting ) where he or she won't be able to attend a call but they might reply back to my texts.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Tue, 23/07/2019 - 21:45

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Do you send lots of text messages or do you prefer to speak to friends to make plans? It depends on the situations. If we have already made a precise plan, a text message is enough, but, If it's a matter of defining the details, I prefer to make a call.

Submitted by ali328 on Tue, 23/07/2019 - 06:41

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I prefer to send messages. I think it's easier than making a phone call.

Submitted by gedi on Tue, 23/07/2019 - 05:54

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i like to send massage if i get enough time but usually i like to make a call if there is any urgent situation

Submitted by Lameed Alomdaa on Sun, 21/07/2019 - 23:02

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I prefer to text msg rather than making call to make plans .. I don't konw why i just used to do it all the time ..

Submitted by Matthew S on Sat, 20/07/2019 - 21:45

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I tend to send text messages to friends instead of calling them, because it is much more convenient for both of us, due to they might be busy working and it will be easy for them to answer a text message whenever they can.

Submitted by Julia Rahma on Thu, 18/07/2019 - 04:06

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Yes, i send a lots of text massages to people but if any problem i usually make a plane and talk about that

Submitted by Tử Dương on Wed, 17/07/2019 - 09:27

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I prefer to send lots of text messages because I think that is a friendly way!

Submitted by BING70 on Tue, 16/07/2019 - 03:05

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If I'm not in hurry to get response from others msg is better I think. If I need to have result right know I'd like to talk to friends face by face or by phone.

Submitted by chris-kutte on Fri, 05/07/2019 - 06:12

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I always use text messages to make plans or invitations with friends. It is the easiest way to communicate with other people if I don't know whether they are still at work.

Submitted by moaaxali on Wed, 03/07/2019 - 16:15

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I remember and miss my friend we used to invite each other for a walk daily. One thing about me I feel incomplete when I use short phrases in a conversation. Here is the most used short phrase from our daily conversation 'where?' for 'where are you?'.

Submitted by popo1011 on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 06:37

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I would like to call up my friends for invite to party , lunch, dinner ,... it is better for me because i hear their sounds and we make plan together. But they are at work , i would prefer to leave a msg.

Submitted by Nagat. on Sun, 30/06/2019 - 18:50

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I send lots of text messages to friends and relatives. I'm a member of a group of teachers of English and I'm a teacher of mathematics at a language school. I love your way of learning how to write text messages . You're so helpful and to be here with you is so useful thank you.

Submitted by tooran on Tue, 25/06/2019 - 05:29

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It ups to the situation for instance when I am busy especially at work I prefer to send message so I don't need to use my cellphone nonstop. On the other hand, whenever I find a free time I prefer to make a phone call especially to my close friends to arrange a plane which is much more easier than typing;)

Submitted by Cho on Mon, 24/06/2019 - 14:13

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I prefer to speak to friends to make plans.

Submitted by Rodomi on Sat, 22/06/2019 - 19:29

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I prefer to send a text of messages when I invite my friends to meet for a movie or dinner. I also send a text of messages when I want to talk about daily issues in life with my friends or family. However, I like to speak on the cell phone with my friends for a short trip at the weekends and other important plans.

Submitted by Abdo sleem on Thu, 20/06/2019 - 20:49

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I prefer to speak with my friends it’s easy to have fast plan for a lot of subjects and allow Us to understand together very fast but sometimes may be have to write depending on the situation.

Submitted by abdalhameed on Sat, 15/06/2019 - 13:35

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I prefer to speak to friends to make plans.

Submitted by Praveen kumar on Sat, 08/06/2019 - 12:51

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I love to send messages to my friend and emojis are so cute they each of them have different feelings and they are awesome but phone calls are quick to spake to take a plan or decision.

Submitted by shamsukprm on Fri, 07/06/2019 - 07:43

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Where V can meet IDK Call you later tnx

Submitted by Mya on Thu, 06/06/2019 - 16:14

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I prefer talk to my friend. I think its best to discuss about everything and decide.

Submitted by BING70 on Thu, 06/06/2019 - 14:07

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I think it depends. If it's not in a hurry I prefer to text messages to contact with my friends. But if it's complicated and it can't be spoke just in few words I'd prefer to talk face-to-face with friends to make a big, complex plan.

Submitted by Ahmadbassam on Sun, 19/05/2019 - 14:30

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It depends. sometimes i use a messenger to make plans with my friends and sometimes i use the phone calls for make plans with them.

Submitted by lengoclam on Thu, 09/05/2019 - 14:57

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I prefer to speak with my friends to make plans. However, In fact, we are now working and we don't have lots of time to meet. Thus, text messages is helpful for me to make plans. With the modern of information technology nowaday, every person have a smartphone or more. Making a plan really too easily.

Submitted by Liv hoang on Wed, 08/05/2019 - 06:02

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I don't send lots of text messages, I prefer call to make plan than.

Submitted by saydin on Sat, 04/05/2019 - 07:59

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of course, I have a lot of whatsapp groups. everytime, plans do by my friends. usually, I read msg and I confirm lol

Submitted by Pawani on Wed, 01/05/2019 - 13:49

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yes.I have lots of text messages and sometimes I send voice messages. so I prefer to speak to friends to make plans.

Submitted by Setareh on Wed, 01/05/2019 - 04:33

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I prefer to send lots of msg to my friends to make plans because I have time for check my work and I can check our msg later;
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Submitted by conan-ku on Sat, 27/04/2019 - 17:22

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I prefer making a call to determine a plan rather than writing a message. sending messages means waiting for answers, why I have to wait if I can hear it immediately through the phone, just an opinion.

Submitted by Ali1313 on Mon, 22/04/2019 - 00:29

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These days we are busier with work and study than ever before, in most cases meeting friend face-to-face for making a plan is not possible, although it might be more friendly. Indeed, I am not an exception. I prefer to leave a message to save time especially when I do not know in what situations my friends are, I mean when I am calling them. They might be at the University or in the library. LOL

Submitted by Olya1502 on Sun, 14/04/2019 - 08:56

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Hello teacher! Please explain me. Task 1, sentence "They know where they will meet" - correct answer is "true". But do they really know? According to text (in my opinion) they don't know which place (the exact place) they will go...
Hello Olyalya They are meeting at the bus stop. Once they meet, they will decide where to go. Does that make sense? All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by SaraA on Mon, 01/04/2019 - 12:08

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Usually, my friends and I use the messages for planning. I think texting better than making a call because it gives you a chance to organize your day quietly.
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Submitted by Stanley Alvarez on Tue, 26/03/2019 - 16:34

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I prefer send messages for meet my friends. Though, when I speak them, normally we make plans with more details. About Task 1, I have a question: according to text it seem they are going to change the plan, because they are agree to go for a drink though, but one of them send the text "might be hungry". Then, ¿Answer might be "False" to point five?
Hello Stanley, The speakers are going to have a drink, but it is also possible that they will have something to eat - either in the same place (a lot of pubs and cafes sell food as well as drinks) or somewhere else. Thus, the answer to number 5 is 'true' (they are going to have a drink) and the answer to number 6 is 'false' (they may have something to eat). Peter The LearnEnglish Team
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Submitted by MAO on Tue, 26/03/2019 - 13:21

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In this era, it is common for people to contact others with phone or text messages. I grew up in the generation of booming of online, so i am used to reaching my friends or my families with text messages. Ridiculously, I feel leisure and comfortable when i face the screen or smartphone to send messages to my friends. i behave more actively and energetically, who has large difference from the one who meet others face to face. When i recognize the problems, i start to involve myself in some groups and get close to the crowd. I hope that i can pick up the temperature of interaction between people. Only if i feel the it, i could get along with others more casually.

Submitted by YuKo.yykl95 on Tue, 26/03/2019 - 08:48

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I do send a lot of message to friend to make plan. We have our group chat. When we plan for dinner or night out plan or something. We do message a lot in our group chat.Beside group chat is so much fun. I'm sure every bff group have their own group chat.