In this activity you will learn how to describe changed
to phone you earlier but it slipped my mind.
going to come up but, unfortunately, I won't be able
to make it.
We use meant to
+ verb and was going to
+ verb to talk about changes in our plans.
I meant to
phone you earlier but it slipped my mind.
Claudia means: I planned to phone you but I forgot.
I was going
to come up but, unfortunately,
I won't be able to make it.
Claudia means: I planned to come up but I can't
keep the appointment.
When we have changed a plan we often explain why.
We usually introduce the reason with but.
Here are some other expressions we use to describe changed plans.
We can also say:
I had every intention
of phoning you but....
Read the examples.
Listen to the examples.
each example. Use the Pause button.
I was meaningto arrive on Saturday but
I missed my train.
They were intending to get
married but they couldn't
He was going to call you
but he was busy.
We meant to
tell you but
we didn't know what you would say.
She intended to go to Europe
but she thought it was
I had every intention of phoning
you but I was in a meeting.