Messaging to cancel a plan

Messaging to cancel a plan

Learn how to write text messages to cancel plans.

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

Preparation

Reading text

Hey, I don't think I can make it tomorrow. I'm feeling really ill

Yesterday, 18:45

Oh no, poor you!

18:45

Have you been to the doctor?

18:46

No, I think it's just a cold

18:49

Well, get well soon

18:49

Shout if you need anything!

18:50

Thx, I will

18:50

Feeling any better?

Today, 9:03

A bit thanks but staying in bed today I think!

9:06

I can pop round on my way home if you need anything?

9:06

Actually, if you don't mind, pls can you get me some green tea?

9:07

No problem!

9:07

See you about 6 then

9:08

Thx so much!!

9:08

Get plenty of rest! Hope you feel better soon!

9:09

Tips

  1. You don't have to write complete sentences in text messages.
  2. You can use short forms, e.g. thx (thanks) and pls (please).
  3. To cancel a plan, say I don't think I can make it. Add the date (e.g. I don't think I can make it tomorrow) and/or to + the activity (e.g. I don't think I can make it to the party tomorrow).
  4. To show sympathy, say Poor you and Hope you feel better soon.
  5. Exclamation marks (!) sound positive and they are used a lot in text messages. Two exclamation marks (!!) shows you really, really mean it!

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Submitted by anhteeny96 on Tue, 27/02/2024 - 07:50

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About a month ago, I cancelled a plan to hike a mountain because of bad weather. The weather forecast predicted strong winds and heavy snow, so outdoor activities were avoided. As a result, I had to cancel the plans. It was quite disappointing.

Submitted by ddddsky on Wed, 31/01/2024 - 08:41

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"When was the last time you cancelled a plan? Why did you cancel?"
umm, I don't really remember. But I think it was around a month ago. It's not really canceling a meeting. I need to choose one between two plans. My boyfriend asked me to go to a concert, while my friend asked me to see a musical. In the end, I went to the concert with my boyfriend.

Submitted by DzhusAngela on Tue, 16/01/2024 - 08:30

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I dont remember this moment,but last time I made a deal to meet in Sunday evening with my friend and she must write me,but she doesnt write.

Submitted by kenan.zero on Mon, 23/10/2023 - 17:50

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Last time I had to cancel a plan due to conflicting meetings. I had to choose which one to attend and which to cancel.

Submitted by Ensiye on Tue, 15/08/2023 - 19:01

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When was the last time you canceled a plan? Why did you cancel?
I was supposed to finish one new technology in my field by two weeks later but my laptop broke down so that its windows wouldn't turn on. I was forced to take it to a hardware repairman. after two days he told me he did never encounter this kind of problem and asked me for more time in order that he repaired it. As a result, this happening forced me to set my plan back.
at first, I was very angry because little did I dream that I haven't lived up with my hopes. It was beyond believe for me! why did it occur now?
I was doing my best and put my heart into my job for the last 6 months.
but a little later, I would feel unhappy and try to face this situation more reasonably. I accepted not to try to control uncontrolled circumstances and let me see what would happen.

Submitted by lamialearning on Sat, 29/07/2023 - 11:26

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I'm so sad, i can't come to meeting tomorrow. Because my parents don't letting me.

Submitted by Ro Htan on Sun, 23/07/2023 - 16:39

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I canceled my appointment of the clinic because there was an emergency matter before the coming day of the appointment. I didn't want to call off any appointments as usual but sometimes, something is more crucial unexpectedly.

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Sun, 25/06/2023 - 09:51

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I don't remember when was the last time I cancelled a plan and I don't remember when was the last time I was ill

Submitted by Trang Luu on Tue, 14/02/2023 - 04:48

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I cancelled the hotel booking room when my sister fell down last month. She's broken her bone. So I texted to the agent and we didn't have our holiday then.

Submitted by Rita25 on Mon, 19/09/2022 - 02:12

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Nice thing you asked! Just last week I was suppossed to attend a language class but I couldn't make it, I had a terrible cold and awful migraine, To make matter worse my pre schooler was at home all day since there was no school, had to look after her while I was sick. It was such a shame, I missed the class. Fortunately I got better just 2days after and was able to catch up with the missed lessons.

I don't think I can make it to class tomorrow.

*Oh! Poor you! Have you been to the doctor?

Nope, I think Its just a seasonal flu, I have runny stuffy nose and scratchy throat.

*Oooh! sorry to hear that! Pop me a mssg if you need anything!!

Actually, If you don't mind, could you get me an over the counter flu medicine.

* No problem, I'll pick up some meds and drop it off at your house on my way home. See you around 5 then

Thanks, You're a life saver!

* Get plenty of rest! Hope you feel better soon.