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A text message invitation

Learn how to write a text message invitation to a friend.

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

Reading text

Hey! Want to meet for a drink after work?

Cool, what time do you finish?

Late as always crying

Me too. Msg me when you leave

OK. Where do you want to go?

IDK. I might be hungry tho

Good point.

I'll think of somewhere to eat. 

I know what you're like when you're hungry! wink

LOL, I'm not that bad!

Don't worry. We can meet at the bus stop and decide then.

yes See you later

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.

Discussion

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Language level

Beginner: A1

Comments

I made conversations with msg to distance friends and online friends.

Hmmmm,lot of messages.

I prefer send a message. It´s easier when you are at work and need make plans with your friends.

I wouldn't say I prefer one to the other. I'd rather say it depends on a lot things.

If I know the person to be a liar, I'll choose to text him. That way, he won't be able to deny our agreement and get away with it. When you call some people to make a plan, maybe for a meeting, and they don't want to honour your invitation, they can say they couldn't hear the time u mentioned. But if it's text, you'll ask them why they couldn't read the text again.

It also depends on how urgent the plan is. Text messages sometimes take time to deliver but calling is an immediate something. So if it's an urgent business, I call.

Sometimes, I text message because of bad network. If I try calling and the line isn't reachable, I send a text. That'll be delivered sooner or later.

I always text formally with strange people , and don’t use abbreviations in my messages , but when i text my friends , i use a lotta of emojis , abbreviations and even secret words only my friends and i do understand.

I used emojis a lot when texting, because if I don't use emojis, my friends would mistaken me for being cheeky.

hello everyone, I prefer to call my friends than I send a message. I think that will be more quickly. I hate it when I send a message and wait for my friend to answer me. I just hate waiting. also when I msg my friends I think their minds are not with me, lol. So I call them to make them focus on what I am saying.

hi,
I usually send msgs for meeting. I don't prefer to phone a lot.

It depends.
But if it's a spontaneous hanging-out, say a coffee break or a drink, I prefer to call them, feel more closely and quicker (wait for them to reply over messages is way too long though).

I arrange meetings with my friends most of the time through messages.
Its more comfortable and speed, because your friends can check them when they are available and you won't disturbs each other.

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