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 Nomanas on Sun, 26/07/2020 - 13:58

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Hmmmm,lot of messages.

Submitted by Miri85 on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 12:31

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

Submitted by Abassomooyedele on Sun, 19/07/2020 - 04:58

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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.

Submitted by Youssef Er-rafay on Sat, 18/07/2020 - 10:45

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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.

Submitted by grainpleaser on Sun, 12/07/2020 - 11:59

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

Submitted by walotaibi on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 22:19

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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.

Submitted by fatfat on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 13:13

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

Submitted by Red Sus on Sat, 04/07/2020 - 17:25

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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).

Submitted by Ronake on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 19:22

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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.

Submitted by Garwayne on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 14:30

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It depends sometimes I prefer to text messages other times I call my friends to make a plan meeting. I always give others a chance to choose the best time for them.

Submitted by Hennadii on Sat, 27/06/2020 - 18:23

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I used to call my friend a lot but now I prefer messages. Viber mostly or Messager. You will never know what people are doing when you call them so messages are a much more polite way to communicate. Especially when you at your almost 40s and became more introverted than you were at University. Of course, if the case is urgent I don't waste time texting.

Submitted by Sushmita Verma on Fri, 26/06/2020 - 15:17

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I usually hangout with only close friends or family. Seldom do I make plans with my colleagues. When so it is usually a preplanned affair or a special ocaasion.I prefer calling them over messaging as I find it more personal and easy to decide.

Submitted by Omer_moh on Mon, 22/06/2020 - 21:48

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It depends on my mood and the person who chat or speak with.

Submitted by Alaaseada on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 08:16

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I prefer to msg my friends to make plans instead of speaking to them because most of time I forget what we have ended to so, it is easier to back to msgs than calling them again LOL.

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 14:28

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I prefer to speak to friends to make plans, which is easy and quick, but I have to be careful not to bother their time. ヽ(´ε`●)ゞ

Submitted by MUHAMMAD YOUNUS on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 07:06

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Yes, I send a lot of text messages to friends for making plan.

Submitted by Dilnoza Sulaymonova on Fri, 12/06/2020 - 07:42

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thanks for your tasks

Submitted by hana ykt on Wed, 10/06/2020 - 03:54

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I prefer to sends lots of text messages to make plans. I have three reasons. First, we have not more considerate than speak. Friends understand your emotions with your voice when you don’t want to go or don’t like place. If you don't decide immediately, the subtle atmosphere will continue. I hate this time very much. Message can be sent back immediately after checking "where are you?" and other places. Message can be sent back of other place and “How about here? “ immediately after checking. No need for extra care and hate time and it is efficient. Of course, you have to be careful about the words. Second, we can set the plans according to the time. I think send messages frequently is important to organize the situation and more good places. It's more fun to have a good plan. At the end I don’t like phone. Friends can’t hear it because my voice is low and husky, It is my most complex and always embarrassed. That makes me very nervous. I don't usually use the phone. It's the same when making an appointment. I want to meet my friend after the coronavirus calms down.

Submitted by sakura on Tue, 09/06/2020 - 13:43

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I prefer to send a lot of message to my friends for going to drink or have dinner. Because I don't like phones so much. Even my friends can get nervous on the phone, so I prefer to talk in text I also found it easier to speak in text. If you make a promise in writing, it will remain in the text, so if you forget it, you can check it immediately. If you have forgotten to make a verbal promise, you must ask the other person again.In order to avoid such an act, I feel that the written promise is number one.Nowadays, SNS such as LINE is developed, so if you want to invite more than one person, you can invite them to the same chat. It's difficult to make a phone call because you have to call each person.However, I use the telephone for emergency calls and invitations. I don't use text because I want a quick reply. For example, if I am late for the appointment time, if i feel unwell, if I want to change the appointment location or time, I can contact the other person by phone.By the way, If I go out into society, I will have more phone calls. As I said before, I'm not good at talking to people on the phone right now, so I'll practice little by little and try to cure my dislike of the phone.

Submitted by lsrafael on Tue, 09/06/2020 - 00:43

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Usually I send messages to friends and work partners. Nowadays is easier to send messages or voice records.

Submitted by Laila Mutiara … on Fri, 05/06/2020 - 04:34

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i prefer to send a message for making a plan. but just a short message

Submitted by eshan.saif on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 21:13

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Usually, I feel comfortable texting my friends than talking them face to face. but when it's time to make any plans then I would like to speak about what should we do or what we are going to do.

Submitted by iiiirx6 on Sun, 31/05/2020 - 04:44

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I used to send a MSG because make a call it might gives more time to choose a design. send a MSG is more flexibility for us

Submitted by doublef005 on Sun, 17/05/2020 - 18:51

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I prefer send a lot messages to my friends for going to have dinner. I seldom to talk directly with them because i don't want to disturb their activity

Submitted by mouna99 on Sun, 17/05/2020 - 13:35

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I prefer sending message instead of speaking to my friends, for not disturb them while they are working or sleeping

Submitted by c.lopes23 on Sat, 16/05/2020 - 16:59

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I do both, I send lot of mensagens and to speak with my friends for make any plans.

Submitted by Clarissa on Sat, 16/05/2020 - 12:25

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I usually send voice messages when I want to start a real conversation. It ends up in a phone call.

Submitted by mm_xx1415 on Fri, 15/05/2020 - 02:01

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Hello there, Wish you all the best It' s depends on the situation. If he/she at something busy; I would like to send a text message if not I prefer to call them because I want to here their re- action or feeling with it. thanks a lot Mohammed :)

Submitted by Mohamedakram16 on Thu, 07/05/2020 - 16:09

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I usually get messages from people I know and sometimes, I send some of them too, and I also like to talk to my aunt with cam

Submitted by Albert beykr on Thu, 30/04/2020 - 14:35

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in personality i perfer to send messages to my friends to adjust a plan but sometimes it can be tiring and i think to call and speak directly it's better than texting,

Submitted by Madhu Beerelli on Wed, 29/04/2020 - 09:42

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I am more happy to talk rather than message because most of the time my friend away from phone.

Submitted by aml96 on Tue, 28/04/2020 - 07:32

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i prefer to speak to my friend i fell that butter the messages take time to write and replay also my friend and i have different point of view

Submitted by Christian on Tue, 28/04/2020 - 01:46

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I prefer send a lot of message to my friends for going to drink or have dinner.

Submitted by narcisa on Mon, 27/04/2020 - 15:37

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I prefer to call and speak directly with my friends and make plans but not all the time is possible and then I am texting them when I want to share ideas

Submitted by MAP on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 05:00

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I prefer text message with my colleagues, friends and family for several purposes when it better than talking. And use also emojis but in this lesson, I learned some abbreviation which I don't use before.

Submitted by Vishal Misra on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 18:20

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I’ll prefer to initiate plan on messages and prefer to speak to friends before executing the plan.

Submitted by Reza 2020 on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 02:23

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Most of the time I send messages to my friends to adjust a plan, but sometime it does not working so I have to call them.

Submitted by Desta Putri on Sun, 19/04/2020 - 16:17

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in personality i prefer to speaks with my friends, we can meet and dicided where we want to go and we can have quality time by meet each other, having so much fun or just delivery food but i like to send a lot of msg for my friends too if im too lazy for meet and both of all is good i think

Submitted by Daudau0601 on Sat, 18/04/2020 - 04:17

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i often send a lot of messages to my friend to talk about everything. I prefer sending message because i can use emoji to express my feeling and troll my friend. Personally i think talk by sending message make me feel more comfortable and easier to express anything what i want to talk. i'll call my friend whenever i feel really urgent.

Submitted by zabiullah on Fri, 17/04/2020 - 06:54

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actually i send lots of message my friends and colleagues when we want to go somewhere or to make plans. but i prefer to meet my friends face to face bxz it can make me feel good and give more energy. in my country, it is a culture for people to meet relatives, friends and parents every weekend their homes. if we cant meet every weekend , they might say, he or she become bad guys...

Submitted by Emily Mellor on Tue, 14/04/2020 - 12:25

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I usually send lots of messages to friends to make plans because they are not always available to answer a phone call. But sometimes we make a video call , tell jokes and make plans.Thus we can have fun when we're free.Sometimes I make a phone call when I have very important news to tell and I feel too urgent.

Submitted by TRAN TRIET on Sat, 11/04/2020 - 10:33

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I prefer to speak to friends to make plans.

Submitted by Vu Minh Phuong on Thu, 09/04/2020 - 16:51

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With me, I prefer to speak to friend to make plan. It's convenient and to save more time.

Submitted by Berny Herrera on Tue, 07/04/2020 - 03:42

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For me, social media and other apps are useful in order to communicate with people who aren´t there physically but sometimes we waste the time texting or sharing things without importance at all and we forget those people who are near to us physically. By the way, I got a question for everyone who likes to comment. The question would be: How much important are the apps and social media for you in order to take advantage on an area, learning any subject or developing a skill, for example? Thanks in advance!

Submitted by Breynner on Sat, 04/04/2020 - 17:16

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Nowadays, "the face to face" have lost importance among people around the world and It is ever so difficult to try getting a conversation like decades ago without cell phones, so in my case, my friends are penfriends ´cause every one prefer using technology and media instead of talking face to face

Submitted by Mirwais Safi on Tue, 31/03/2020 - 05:58

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i usually call and sent voice message when i want to communicate with friends, nowadays i prefer to sent text message because talking on phone take long time and most of time friends are busy and they are not able to answer especially to voice message and it is difficult to hear my message.

Submitted by OlaIELTS on Sat, 28/03/2020 - 21:58

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I prefer to write text messages to my friends when making plans.

Submitted by E_great on Fri, 27/03/2020 - 03:23

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It depends, but I usually prefer to send text messages.

Submitted by Sergei Baskakov on Sat, 21/03/2020 - 13:42

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I use a lot of social networks and use many emojis in my text messages

Submitted by HMida on Fri, 13/03/2020 - 14:37

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The advantage of messages is the possibility to contact many friends at the same time. This allows us to decide more easily the destination and the time of our meet