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.

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Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Mon, 11/10/2021 - 15:01

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i think i prefer to speak to my friend to make plans because We can discuss it thoroughly and we can and we can avoid unwanted situations like " bể kèo" It is a word that is used quite commonly in Vietnam to say the case of not being able to go somewhere after a discussion

Submitted by Fernanda Morei… on Fri, 08/10/2021 - 19:53

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I prefer to talking to my friends in person to make plans because its nicer to combine it together, but usually we like to combine the details by message because is easier to remember and think about.

Submitted by pabloxje on Wed, 15/09/2021 - 23:37

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I usually text my friends, we prefer to send text messages because it is easy to answer because sometimes we are working or studying or making something else and when you call someone and you talk with that person, it is diffcult to attend when you are ao work or you are bussy.

Submitted by avenesra on Thu, 12/08/2021 - 11:00

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I like to send full messages in my native language, but if we are talking about English I prefer shrinking text like using abbreviations, or emojis.

Submitted by DW on Thu, 17/06/2021 - 07:07

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Actually, it depends on the situation. If I am busy, I prefer text my friends. It is because it is more flexible. People may not be free all the time, especially during the office hour. Therefore, sending text message to others is really very convenience. During the holiday, I prefer to phone my friends and we can chats for a while. Especially during this hard time of COVID-19, I seldom have gathering with friends and relatives. Talking through the phone is very important to me, since I think we do need to have interaction with others during our daily life.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Thu, 20/05/2021 - 13:24

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I rarely use abbreviations... :=|

Submitted by Munirah Saad 20 on Wed, 28/04/2021 - 01:08

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I prefer to send a lot of text messages because idk if my friend is busy or not so massages give her more comfortable situation .

Submitted by DarwinM on Tue, 20/04/2021 - 05:10

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I prefer to speak because it is more comfortable for me, but I know that not everyone usually wears headphones and they are sometimes not in places where it is appropriate to listen to audio messages that is why I usually write