A message to say you're late

A message to say you're late

Learn how to write text messages to tell a friend you're going to be late.

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

Preparation

Reading text
Aziz
online

I'm running 10 mins late, sorry!

15:57

No problem!

15:58

Aargh! Traffic is really bad. I'll be more than 10 mins late now, sorry again!!

16:07

It's OK, don't worry. I'm in the café already so it's fine

16:08

This is not my day! I'm here but can't find a place to park. I'm looking for a different car park. Not sure how long I'll be

16:09

OK, LMK when you find a place

16:11

I might get something to eat tho

16:11

Of course! I'll be as quick as I can

16:13

OK!

16:13

Found one! Be there in 10 mins

16:16

Well done! See you soon

16:16

Thx for waiting

16:17

Tips

1. You don't need to write complete sentences for text messages.

2. Use abbreviations like LMK (= let me know) or use emojis to save time writing.

3. You don't need to use full stops (.) at the end of messages.

4. Say how many minutes you think you'll need, e.g. I'm running 10 minutes late.

5. It’s good to say sorry and sorry again, but you don't need to say sorry in every message.

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Submitted by Anjo on Thu, 28/12/2023 - 19:19

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I'm always late... I think that one minute after mark time is late.

Submitted by Imane Al herchi on Thu, 28/12/2023 - 12:33

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Hello, I am usually on time.
The last time I was late it was for an interview, I didn't get the job and I learned my lesson from it.
More than 10 minutes is late for me

Submitted by Cỏ on Fri, 22/12/2023 - 08:12

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i saved some phrases to use because sometimes i'm late too

Submitted by berivanzincir on Wed, 20/12/2023 - 18:35

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i am usually late. i think being late is more than 10 mins.

Submitted by fabkov on Tue, 12/12/2023 - 12:17

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I'm always late fortunately it was different in my wedding's day 😅

Submitted by safi554 on Wed, 06/12/2023 - 21:37

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Sometimes I feel bad about to be late. Although I don’t like to wait for someone or something

Submitted by Sara_Pinho on Wed, 06/12/2023 - 00:15

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I'm usually on time with my responsibilites and duties. I always try to get out on time and be where I need to be 5 minutes early. For me, up to 15 minutes is tolerable, but after that, it is considered late.

Submitted by ZAKARIA_DRAIDI on Tue, 05/12/2023 - 08:41

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I always come in the time or before, and i hate waiting for someone, really i hate that !!!

Submitted by A.Sami on Tue, 28/11/2023 - 21:26

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I am not an early bird, but I am trying to be on time when dating somebody