Messaging to make plans

Learn how to write messages to make plans with friends.

Instructions

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

Reading text

Hey, are you free on Saturday? Do you want to do something?

I'm busy on Saturday, but how about Sunday?

Sure! Sunday works for me

What are you thinking?

How about a drive out to the beach? I've got the car this weekend because Mike is away.

Sounds good! What time?

I can pick you up from your place about 9 if you like

I'm going to the gym first thing in the morning

Shall we meet a bit later, say 10?

Perfect! Do you fancy a picnic? I can go shopping while you're at the gym

Great! Even better! See you tomorrow!

Tips

  1. Use these phrases to make suggestions.
  • How about + noun/gerund …? 
  • Do you fancy + noun/gerund …?
  • Shall we + infinitive without to …?
  • Do you want + infinitive …?
  1. If you say no to something, make another suggestion instead.
  2. You don't need to put full stops (.) at the end of every sentence.

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Submitted by jhn__26 on Wed, 05/08/2020 - 11:14

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I am either at home or going to a part-time job. I have no plans with my friends. If it doesn't affect the coronavirus, I would like to have a plan to play. Summer vacation is near, so I want to go on a trip or play far away. My part-time job is a karaoke clerk, and I work more than five hours a day.Business hours have been shortened due to the coronavirus, but I don't usually work late, so it didn't affect me. And when I'm at home, I usually do assignments. Since it became an online class, I'm really having a hard time with more assignments. There are so many assignments that I haven't been able to study for qualifications. I have a lot of work to do even on weekends, but I sometimes meet friends to avoid stress. The way I spend my weekends and summer vacation are completely different from last year. Unlike elementary and high school students, there are some university students who have become depressed because they cannot give face-to-face classes because of the bad connection. I will be careful not to build up stress.

Submitted by Nanami Tsuchiya on Wed, 05/08/2020 - 08:13

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In this weekend, I have many things that I have to do. First, I must submit my homework. Now, my university is the end of the semester, so I have to do many reports and tests. Perhaps, I have seven reports and two tests. I think maybe I can't sleep in this weekend. Second, this week, the rainy season is over, so heavy hot days are coming. I need to ready heavy hot days. For example, change the bedding, ready a fan and buy a sunscreen, itch relief of mosquito and sun protection umbrella. I have to protect my skin in this season. Finally, I'm going to go to restaurant that eat yakiniku. This weekend, is a three-month anniversary with my boyfriend. It is our rule to eat yakiniku on our anniversary. I love so much to eat ykiniku so I'm looking forward to it. I have many plans that I must do in this weekend, you can read that.

Submitted by Hibiki Sato on Tue, 04/08/2020 - 15:20

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I have plans to go to work part-time this weekend, because I have classes during the week and do not have enough time to get a part-time job. I have a part-time job at a sneaker store and am hired on the condition that I can work all day, therefore the only time I can work long hours is on weekends, so I have a part-time job scheduled for the weekend. My friends often ask me it is not hard from to work part-time on weekends but I have never found it hard. To be honest, there are times when I want to hang out with my friends because I do not have classes. However, I often hang out with my friends after school and I don't find it hard considering I'm earning money for it. In addition to that, I chose my current part-time job because I love sneakers, which makes me very happy because I get to live around them on the weekends.

Submitted by AMANI148 on Sun, 02/08/2020 - 18:37

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I think we are not going to anywhere. Just stay at home to study.

Submitted by Takaya on Wed, 29/07/2020 - 00:55

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I haven't even thought about any plans for this weekend. But I think this weekend will be as usual. On Saturdays, I plan to work part-time from morning until 6am. I also plan to work part-time on Sunday afternoons. I have no plans yet for Saturday night and Sunday morning. For now, what I can think of is that I want to shop after a part-time job on Saturday. I just want a slightly smaller waist pouch and black sneakers. Coronaviruses are spreading, so I plan to buy them at the store where I work. Also, I will run for my hobby on Sunday morning. It's hot in the summer so I'm thinking of going early in the morning, so I'm not going to invite anyone. I have a lot of lessons on Friday, so I want to drink alcohol while watching TV at night. At that time, I thought it would be nice to have a drink online with a friend. I would like to confirm the schedule of my friend immediately. For that reason, I would like to go buy some tasty sake around Thursday. I'm going to watch a movie on TV, so I'll prepare popcorn.
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Submitted by Hennadii on Tue, 21/07/2020 - 14:25

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I definitely have a lot of plans. My kids will back home from their grandparents. I haven't seen them for about three weeks so I miss them very much. I think we can have a little party or a picnic in the park. I love spending time with my babies. But, because of their return, I'll have more works to do: cooking, cleaning, washing them after every walk (they always return dirty). But, anyway, that's worth the effort.

Submitted by Suellen Esteves on Fri, 17/07/2020 - 16:13

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I will stay home because of a pandemic
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Submitted by Red Sus on Mon, 13/07/2020 - 02:49

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I don’t have any plans yet. Guess this weekend I will do things I usually do. Practice writing skill in the morning. Focus on my business in the evening. Having a coffee with my buddies or listen to some crazy rock music to keep my mind staying sane, IDK ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Submitted by Dastenova Firuza on Sun, 12/07/2020 - 19:11

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I am going to visit my parents with my children this weekend.

Submitted by Mohamedakram16 on Fri, 10/07/2020 - 11:07

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I haven’t planned yet anything for this weekend, but, I think I’ll spend it like what I always do at the weekends: first, On Friday morning, I wake up at about 8:30, then I have my breakfast with my family and I start doing some housework such as cleaning the ground, and cooking, I like this a lot!! In the afternoon, I have a nap or I study English from the web, and sometimes, I go for a run, this was how I usually spend my Fridays. However, On Saturdays, I always go out walking or sightseeing, here’s how I have been spending my weekends for this last years!!