Learn how to write text messages to tell a friend you're going to be late.
Are you a beginner (CEFR level A1) English learner? This section provides writing practice to assist you in writing short, simple texts about well-known topics and filling out forms. Messages, emails, and forms are examples of texts.
How to say?
Learn how to send a text message informing a friend that you will be late.
1. Text messages do not require you to write complete sentences.
2. To save time writing, use abbreviations such as LMK (= let me know) or emojis.
3. Full stops (.) are not required at the end of messages.
4. State how many minutes you believe you will require, for example, "I'm running 10 minutes late."
5. It's fine to apologise and apologize again, but you don't have to apologize in every message.
Discussion- Are you usually late? How many minutes is late from your perspective?
Well! five to ten minutes can be considered as late.
-I'm running 10 mins late, sorry!
-Aargh! Traffic is really bad. I'll be more than 10 mins late now, sorry again!!
-It's OK, don't worry. I'm at the cafe already so it's fine
-This is not my day! I'm here but can't find a place to park. I'm looking for a different car park. Not sure how long I'll be
-OK, LMK when you find a place
-I might get something to eat tho
-Of course! I'll be there as quick as possible
-Found one! Be there in 10 mins
-Well done! See you soon
-Thx for waiting
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