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
Sandra
online

Hey! Want to meet for a drink after work?

14:16

Cool, what time do you finish?

14:21

Late as always crying

14:22

Me too. Msg me when you leave

14:22

OK. Where do you want to go?

14:23

IDK. I might be hungry tho

14:24

Good point.

14:25

I'll think of somewhere to eat.

14:25

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

14:27

LOL, I'm not that bad!

14:31

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

14:31

yes See you later

14:32

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.
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Submitted by vanessa Rodri on Thu, 24/12/2020 - 23:18

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I send lots of text messages to my friends because, unfortunately, they all live in other cities.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Tue, 22/12/2020 - 03:48

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I prefer text messages when information or questions are short yes/no type. I usually make phone calls when I want to know others openion.

Submitted by Vanessakuzola on Sat, 19/12/2020 - 00:44

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Depends of the subject the conversation, if it’s about a big plan I prefer to talk by a call, but if it’s just a meet or something basic , I will rather text for sure

Submitted by Myathtwe on Sun, 06/12/2020 - 16:01

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No, I don't use to send text messages to friends.I don't prefer to speak to friends to make my plan. But I prefer to speak my lovely person when I have important plan.

Submitted by El Al on Tue, 01/12/2020 - 20:38

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I prefer send messages when the information is short and phone when I want to know the other person's opinion.

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sat, 28/11/2020 - 13:54

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MeToo. Msg IDK New vocabularies... ;)

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Sat, 28/11/2020 - 07:37

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When I make plan with my friends we send lots of messages to each other. But I prefer to speak when make plan. Because sending a lot of message is waste time for me.

Submitted by Alex.BC on Mon, 23/11/2020 - 18:26

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I prefer to send of text messages to my friends because they might be busy at this time.

Submitted by lesley on Sun, 22/11/2020 - 22:01

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I prefer to talk with my friends face to face.

Submitted by Yigitcan on Wed, 18/11/2020 - 15:12

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I prefer to send a massage if my friend is far away to me. Also in massages I don't use any abbreviations because I think ridiculous. İf you make short a word Why don't you make short others? At that time we make a sentence just abbreviations.Like''GAS 2U! DQMOT, BSF IDK WCA 2TXT W/LOA.

Submitted by Leonardo de Souza on Sat, 14/11/2020 - 14:25

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Definity I send lots message to my friends especially now at quarantine, when we are working at home.

Submitted by frknakgn on Wed, 11/11/2020 - 15:27

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I usually talk with my friends about what we will do.We usually go to a cafe and have cup of coffee.

Submitted by Khin Khin Htet on Mon, 09/11/2020 - 09:13

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I mostly use phone call . I think that it is faster than text messages !

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 13:37

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I prefer to speak with my friends when we make plans.I dont like to send a lot of messages when we make plan.

Submitted by miemiev on Thu, 05/11/2020 - 16:56

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I prefer to speak in person or phone calls, it's making "the progress" faster and this is the best way to communicate by showing emotions, voice tones,... a good way to "express" the story or conversation. Even though I still prefer texting messages sometimes for the polite reasons.

Submitted by Ibi on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 16:55

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I like to keep the contact with my friends throught text messenges. Lately, I use to send audios via whatsapp to speak with them and tell anecdotes or some things. I dont use to make telephone calls, just to speak with my mum, dad or brothers or when I need to know something inmediatly I have to get the response quickly.

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 15:31

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I like to speak in person. I have few friends to send text massages like the sample! ;)

Submitted by alexiaimogen on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 06:28

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I prefer to speak if it's urgent if it's not then I'll just msg them.

Submitted by raginirags on Thu, 22/10/2020 - 13:16

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i mostly use text msgs to text my friend about any plan but sometimes i prefer a dial

Submitted by Victor Hugo Fl… on Mon, 19/10/2020 - 20:17

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I definitely send a lot more text messages, to communicate with my friends and make plans.

Submitted by Babydoll on Sun, 18/10/2020 - 00:47

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All depends on my mood and time. Sometimes I prefer texting people. Other times I enjoy talking on the phone.

Submitted by Nway on Fri, 16/10/2020 - 11:54

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I don't prefer texting to someone and like to call. If i send messages , i use emojis and abbreviation . I think emojis are so cute .

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sun, 11/10/2020 - 12:57

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I like the word "IDK" somehow. It sounds like "DIY"! ; )

Submitted by aungyekyaw on Sun, 11/10/2020 - 05:39

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I texting message to my partner for share jobs information . We usually use this method.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Tue, 06/10/2020 - 11:18

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Yes, I am not only text message but also call to my friends to hangout. I always do like that.

Submitted by habibao.medo on Tue, 06/10/2020 - 09:50

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i prefer texting messages to friends instead of calling

Submitted by joselo on Wed, 30/09/2020 - 03:29

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Usually, I prefer texting messages. Nowadays I can talk with many of my friends at the same time through social networks which is convenient to better plan with them where we would meet each other.

Submitted by Hyuka on Fri, 25/09/2020 - 15:21

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Actually, I like to speak in person with my friends cuz it's gonna be fun cuz we see each other but when it comes to texting messanges I feel bored and don't wanna write some long sentences.So, I sometime talk to my friends by voice messages.

Submitted by Khin Myat Thwin on Tue, 15/09/2020 - 06:56

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Normally, I prefer to discuss in person as I make a plan with my friends because we can make better decisions and we can agree or disagree decisively in person , if we do that via text messages on and off it's more likely to lead to misunderstanding between friends.

Submitted by Yonas Tesfamichael on Sun, 13/09/2020 - 14:09

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I don't have the patience to wait for long by texting, but if not imp plane it's better to use texting.

Submitted by Lena on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 10:15

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I do it both ways. But it's true that texting can be very useful to make plans. It saves time and money. Besides you don't have to be afraid of forgetting where and when you are to meet your friends (the texts are still there in your phone).

Submitted by anguiluciana on Wed, 09/09/2020 - 23:38

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I prefer to send lots of text messages to make plans with my mates. And I usually use lots of emojis in my text messages. :)

Submitted by Hayatsalem on Mon, 31/08/2020 - 07:52

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I prefer sending text messages just in case the time is inconvenient for them to talk on the phone.

Submitted by Haidar Maula on Mon, 24/08/2020 - 14:37

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I have no problem with both options, whether it’s text messages or to speak to friends. I usually do text messages to plan some simple things like a place for dinner, go to the movies, and any other simple things. But when it comes to making serious plans, I prefer to speak directly.

Submitted by Matt18 on Mon, 24/08/2020 - 07:27

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I would prefer to text my friends to meet them and I would like to have a cop of coffee with them in a cafe. Otherwise, they call me sometimes for a cop of tea or rarely for a meal ;)

Submitted by Waleed jan223 on Thu, 20/08/2020 - 17:53

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Great I did Great job. I Prefer texting messages to friends Instead calling it saves money and time. And the internet is Available in every were.

Submitted by HeinHtetKyaw on Tue, 18/08/2020 - 14:47

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I prefer to talk outside than a text Smg if important situation.

Submitted by syllmz on Sat, 15/08/2020 - 15:39

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I send lots of text messages to my friends to meet them somewhere. Sometimes, I prefer to speak to friends to make plans.

Submitted by Maria19 on Thu, 06/08/2020 - 15:57

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Yes, I use a cell phone many hours a day, and prefer to send messages rather than call. For me it is more efficient in terms of time. With it, several tasks can be performed simultaneously.

Submitted by OlaFlower on Thu, 06/08/2020 - 06:41

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I definitely prefer to send messages in most aspects of my life. Everybody agrees that it is more convenient and cheaper or even for free. But on the other hand making plans requires many arrangements and setting the details. For that reason a phone call may be an easier way to find out what your friend's preferences are and faster way to find a compromise.

Submitted by shironeiko on Wed, 05/08/2020 - 16:09

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To a group of friends I like messaging in the group chat. It save lots of time and everyone can give their ideas. If I want to meet a friend, I will phone him/her to decide promptly

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Wed, 05/08/2020 - 13:51

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I usually use emails more often than text messages....... As you see, I'm a bit a work-oriented person. ;)

Submitted by MammadovAnar on Tue, 04/08/2020 - 18:01

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I usually prefer text messages when making a plan with my friends. It is easier and comfortable for me. You know, nowadays many people would rather prefer text messages than speaking like me. People usually use the app WhatsApp for it.

Submitted by Venus on Mon, 03/08/2020 - 06:53

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As a Generation Z, it is needless to say that I used to send tons of messages and share a lot of memes on an everyday basis.

Submitted by Phan Bao Dung on Sun, 02/08/2020 - 18:55

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I like to speak to friends than send messages to make plans. Because making plans need concentration, discussion, and final agreement. Direct speaking or making a phone call will save more time.

Submitted by AMANI148 on Sun, 02/08/2020 - 16:53

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I usually send massage. I found this faster and easier to me and the other.

Submitted by Andrea Hernandez on Fri, 31/07/2020 - 19:21

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Nowadays it's hard don't communicate through messages. We use Whatsapp all the time to communicate different things in a different context. However, sometimes I prefer to call my friends and speak more time. Also when something is very important I prefer to call.

Submitted by EWS on Thu, 30/07/2020 - 20:37

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I use both ways, for me doesn't matter which I used, important meet a friend

Submitted by Bieltan on Thu, 30/07/2020 - 12:15

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Texting messages in 21st century affect almost everyone and every sphere of live and it decrease your personal time to make plans or arrange meeting with your friends. But by the way nothing can replace face-to-face conversation or meeting.

Submitted by Mai Khin Nway Shein on Sun, 26/07/2020 - 17:58

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