Changing plans

Listen to two people talking about changing their plans to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.


Francesco: Sachi? Sachi? Sachiko! 

Sachi: Francesco! Is everything OK?

Francesco: Yes. Yes. Sorry, I saw you and I was across the street … I ran.

Sachi: I see. What's up?

Francesco: Do you have the tickets … for the play?

Sachi: No, I don't. I'm going to buy them this afternoon.

Francesco: Oh good, good. Listen, don't buy tickets for this Friday.

Sachi: Oh? Why not?

Francesco: I can't go to the theatre on Friday. Something's come up. I have a concert this Friday.

Sachi: Another concert? But you said …

Francesco: I know, I know. I'm sorry. I forgot.

Sachi: Francesco! 

Francesco: How about next week? Are you free then? I can definitely go next Friday.

Sachi: Francesco. You did this two weeks ago, remember? I had cinema tickets for the new Marvel movie and you changed the plans then too. For band practice.

Francesco: I know, and I …

Sachi: We also missed my favourite dance group. Because your band was playing at some child's birthday party.

Francesco: It was my nephew's birthday …

Sachi: Ha! 

Francesco: OK, why don't we go out for dinner before my concert? Then, next Friday we can go to the play.

Sachi: Oh …

Francesco: Come on, Sachi. Just this one more time.

Sachi: OK, but promise me next Friday. OK?

Francesco: I promise. I promise!

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carol alves 提交于 周三, 15/04/2020 - 22:43

Yes, when I have a free day, I frequently make a plans. I usually go to the movie and next go out for dinner with my fiancé. We love it. I usually visit my niece, because she lives in a city far from here, and I missing her.

Aye Chan 提交于 周日, 12/04/2020 - 09:28

I have also a bunch of plans in my daily life. From Monday to Friday I goes to work. So, I have free time only on the weekends. On Saturdays I learn English to enhance my skills especially in listening and reading. On Sundays i usually hang out with my friends. But,on these days due to the corona virus i just stay at my home because staying at home is saving life. But, I have planned to study English and also German languages to improve my competency.

babul chandra shil 提交于 周四, 02/04/2020 - 04:43

i am make several routine for free time because i could not maintain routine.

Daudau0601 提交于 周三, 01/04/2020 - 03:50

Yes, i have a lot of plans for my free time. I often improve my listening skill by listening to English song which i like. it also helps me relax after stress hour. In the afternoon, i usually play volleyball with my friend, i really like it. Beside, i am quite interested in editing video or images, so i download some app to edit them when i am free.

Eswar 提交于 周三, 18/03/2020 - 02:02

Do you make lots of plans for your free time? Yes in the weekends i would like to plan the free time .For example Walking on beach side road and do the things amazingly.And went for coffee shop with friends Had Some Dinner or etc.

luongquocdinh 提交于 周二, 10/03/2020 - 14:18

Every weekend, I often jog at long distances. Then, I come back my room, take a shower and clean restroom. After that, My roommate and I go to coffee shop to read book and play mobile game. Afternoon I nap a little time, then Maybe I watch movie on laptop or continue playing game or I will coding if I have a freelance project. Evening I go to english class.

jason2295 提交于 周一, 09/03/2020 - 21:16

Really not, I prefer to stay home, studying, watching TV or sharing time with my family. But on weekends I go to drink some beers, go to the beach or see a movie in the cinema.

Giahaitruong 提交于 周三, 04/03/2020 - 10:45

I’ve been at home for 2 months because of the Tet holiday and Corona virus. In that time, I often played football with my friends. In the evening, we regular played pool near my house. Additionally I learned English when ever i can.

Antares 提交于 周一, 17/02/2020 - 16:54

Yes, I have. As a programmer who is just graduated from college, keeping learning is vital. Thus, every Friday I will go to Internet cafe with friends to relax, every Satuaday morning, I will play basketball, and then study program all afternoon, evening is computer game time. Sunday I will lie in, and then it will be same as Satuaday.
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ILYES 提交于 周五, 07/02/2020 - 19:26

yes , every weekends. friday it is the day of weekends in my country . in this day i can do a many of activities like : play football with my friends , go to the cinema and meeting my cousins ........

Montsesants 提交于 周二, 28/01/2020 - 17:38

I usually make plans for my free time. Specially in weekends. I normally plan hakes and short trips in hotels around the beach and the mountains

MaryaSun 提交于 周四, 23/01/2020 - 15:22

when i have free time i would like to do new and amazing activities..for example walk on the beach, or to go to lunapark, or to visit an art city, or even a relaxing walk. i also love little and simple things. But i often don't do all of these because i don't have the right company. So, i often spend my free time at home :(

shahhoseini 提交于 周六, 18/01/2020 - 11:30

Yes. I usually plan my free time for some subjects. For example, studying, making a trip an so on.

Dariusz 提交于 周六, 11/01/2020 - 14:52

I usually don't make lots of plans for my free time. I try to make use of my free time to do a useful things like learn eglish for example.

Fredandy 提交于 周四, 02/01/2020 - 16:54

Actually, it's so diificult for me to make a plan. But il my mind, I have project and dreams about a small fest with my friend, about a travel in a rest place. At the beginning of this year, i will make plan so satisfy of these project and all my objectives fot the year
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Mohamad-Altaha 提交于 周日, 22/12/2019 - 19:32

Actually, I don't have any free time, I always busy.

Ahmed Ramadan 提交于 周三, 13/11/2019 - 08:21

Actually , I usually make planes , but i do not commit it

f.agadr 提交于 周二, 05/11/2019 - 10:14

f.agadr Yes ,but I usually do it alone.

Maksmatt 提交于 周一, 07/10/2019 - 12:13

No, I don't. Usually I do activities on my own so I don't need to plan with somebody.

salehisalehi65 提交于 周五, 04/10/2019 - 20:39

yes, i can say it isnt a lot, but ever i planing for mountain climbing plan or fishing plan or morning walking in the park, i did it and never change those plans

ikmalzulkifli 提交于 周四, 03/10/2019 - 06:29

this is a good pair of question , it helps me improve my language skills too

abigail power 提交于 周四, 19/09/2019 - 09:14

i have completed the following lessons of changing plans, a morning briefing and an invitation to a party. the level that i choose was pre intermediate A2

abigail power 提交于 周四, 19/09/2019 - 09:12

i have completed the following lessons of changing plans. the level that i choose was pre intermediate A2

Aufa 提交于 周二, 17/09/2019 - 08:42

I have completed the following lessons of A morning briefing, An invitation to a party, Changing plans and Changing a meeting time. The level that I chose was Pre-intermediate A2 Listening.

OMER O ALHASSAN 提交于 周五, 13/09/2019 - 19:33

Plan is important for our life, when we want go up. In least days I have plans for everything involving free time.
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Caterina Siligardi 提交于 周二, 10/09/2019 - 17:17

Yes,I do. But it's not my guilt. Often, when I'm thinking of doing a lovely activity, my son, or my daughters, ring me , " Please, I have a sudden engagement. Can you look after children?" It's a nagging situation, even though I love my grandchildren.

Raqueline Monteiro 提交于 周三, 04/09/2019 - 23:39

Yes, I do. I make lots of plans in my free time. I love ride a bike and cook new dishes. But, I am very busy and I don't have free time anymore. I am working a lot.
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jouhousama 提交于 周五, 30/08/2019 - 22:43

I like going outside on myfreetime with myclose friends. We usually shopping, watch movie, or just lunch. Sometimes i go outside by myself because no one is free. But, that's okay for me.

Fudhol 提交于 周五, 30/08/2019 - 08:22

I am used to spending my free time hanging out with my little family. I often visit a playground or garden to play with my son and make him happy, as in weekdays I am too busy and I don't have enough time to interact with my son that I use my free time in weekend to make amends for.
Hello. My life is a little bit routine. I don't have much plan. Work, family stuff, walking with my dog and learning English ( of course, for my job ).
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Magedelabd 提交于 周六, 24/08/2019 - 17:31

I really have no free time . But if I have so I have a short plan for it .
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Luobowawa520 提交于 周四, 22/08/2019 - 19:27

Finally made comments successfully! Don’t know why I couldn’t login in in past few months! I don’t have much free time since I wake up at 6am to go to the gym 3 times a week, then go for work a 8hours shift. After get off my work go home cook and play with my dog. Then, feel exhausted! So I don’t have much entertainment to plan I guess in the normal days!

popo1011 提交于 周一, 19/08/2019 - 07:07

I have many plans such as reading, writing, exercise, do shopping, playing with childeren, traveling, going to park, going to movie, dancing,... But of all these I enjoy reading books.

Toanrt 提交于 周三, 14/08/2019 - 08:31

Yes I make plane in my mind then i'll will not waste my time ^^

ayusisi 提交于 周三, 31/07/2019 - 10:05

I don't make a lot of plans for my free time. Usually, In my free time, I'd like to lazy in my bad or hang out with my boyfriend at the mall or watch a movie. We really love watch movie and drink at coffee shop after finish watching.

Sanda 提交于 周三, 24/07/2019 - 16:29

Always I make plans: to go in town, to go to visit some friends, to see a movie. Unfortunatelly, sometimes I can't respect my plans. Because sometimes my schedule is too busy and other times I depend to other people. But, overall I think it's ok to make plans, because, otherwise you pass throught life without any purpose or dream.

Myat Noe Htke 提交于 周一, 15/07/2019 - 08:03

I have plans to do something in my free time that is reading , travelling , going shooping and joining with new friends that is my hoping.

César Árraga 提交于 周日, 30/06/2019 - 03:52

Not many. Every now and then, I make plans for my free times or I sometimes act according to the circumstances of the moment.
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Angélique 提交于 周一, 10/06/2019 - 12:19

Yes, everyday I have news plans. During my free time I like go to the beach, to make hiking,singing and dancing. I have always someting to make.

Virydis 提交于 周三, 05/06/2019 - 01:36

Yes of course, i found that evry person have to plan his life , because planning facilate a lot of thing and give you the possibilite to manage your time . personnaly i plan my free fine in ordre to enjoy it.

hmzahidmir 提交于 周日, 02/06/2019 - 10:21

But all your materials are very good and helpful for all students...

hmzahidmir 提交于 周日, 02/06/2019 - 10:20

Dear Sir, In this section there is not pdf file for hand writing practice so please if you attatch pdf file for hand writing practice then it will be fruit full for students to learn easily thanks
Hello hmzahidmir, Thank you for the comment. We're updating a lot of the site at the moment and some of the pdf files have not yet been added. We hope to add them in the near future. ~ Peter The LearnEnglish Team

Gustavo Mendez… 提交于 周二, 28/05/2019 - 11:55

Yes I usually make plans for my free time, I am pretty organize with plans. Whit family we use travel to a near city from home and go to the shopping mall with our toddler.

Tossa 提交于 周三, 22/05/2019 - 23:53

I don't make lots plans for free time, but I enjoy doing photography. Addionally, other plans are espontaneous, for example when I travel to my town, my friends call me and we go out.