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.


Reading text

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

Yesterday, 18:45

Oh no, poor you!


Have you been to the doctor?


No, I think it's just a cold


Well, get well soon


Shout if you need anything!


Thx, I will


Feeling any better?

Today, 9:03

A bit thanks but staying in bed today I think!


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


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


No problem!


See you about 6 then


Thx so much!!


Get plenty of rest! Hope you feel better soon!



  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 Camila Abreu on Wed, 14/04/2021 - 13:59

Honestly, I don't remember when I last canceled an appointment!

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Fri, 09/04/2021 - 02:33

I cancelled meeting with a friend last year because of the virus but I still haven't made it to meet with him.

Submitted by In on Mon, 08/03/2021 - 03:31

I canceled a plan for tomorrow. Because I have to work

Submitted by Anhvu on Sat, 12/12/2020 - 13:57

Last week. i cancelled a plan because i'm no feeling well. I want to get plenty of rest. I walked along a park and i felt happy for that.

Submitted by khalidait on Tue, 17/11/2020 - 13:15

have been cancelled many plans and dates because some you cant expect an important and serious things like sick or when you have to do you homework or when you have to complete you tasks

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 18:02

I haven't cancelled any plan about one month, yet. But now, I will cancel to go back home to participate Election because of covid-19. I am in lockdown now. I can't go anywhere from my hostel. So, I participate the election in this town. Today, I did it to participate. Election will take place in November 8 in my country. It is very important to change for my country.

Submitted by Matt18 on Sun, 04/10/2020 - 12:55

last week I have invited to a breakfast by my a close friend but I could not go because I had got a terrible headache the night before. I did apology as I sent message and I said I cannot make it to have a breakfast tomorrow due to the issue. She responded very politely and asked me "just shout if I need anything." Also, she popped around with a delicious soup in the evening.

Submitted by Ugulhan on Tue, 29/09/2020 - 08:10

In the near time, I haven't canceled any plans, yet.