An invitation to a party

Listen to some phone messages with directions to practise and improve your listening skills.

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

Transcript

Automated message: You have two new messages. Message number one, received today at 3.45 p.m.

Hi, it's me. How's it going? I guess you're at work and you don't have your phone on, right? First of all, thank you, THANK YOU for the birthday card and message. I received it this morning. That's so nice of you. I'm organising a little party for my birthday. It's nothing very big – only a few of my best and closest friends. That means you too! We're going to have it at my cousin's house. She lives in the countryside in a nice big house with a swimming pool. I'd love to see you there. It's going to be this Friday. I'll send you the instructions on how to get there later, OK? 

Anyway, have fun at work. Don't work too hard, OK? Talk soon.


Automated message: You have two new messages. Message number two, received today at 5.15 p.m.

Aw, you're still not answering your phone! OK, here are the instructions to get to my cousin's house for the party. Are you going to take your car? If you take the car, drive straight on Forest Road until you get to the motorway. Drive past Brownsville and take exit 13A. That's 13A. You drive down the road there and turn left. It's the first big house on the right. OK? If you're taking a bus, you can get the number 80 to Brownsville. Call me when you get there and somebody can pick you up in a car. I can't wait. This is going to be so great!

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A2 English level (pre-intermediate)

Submitted by cittàutopica on Fri, 03/05/2019 - 19:35

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My town has one hundred thirty thousand inhabitants: it's an average town; moreover its map is organized geometrically, the streets intersect each other. Therefore is it unlikely to get lost; but it every now and then happens that some visitors ask me directions.

Submitted by Wai Wai Tun on Thu, 25/04/2019 - 04:33

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Thank for this lesson.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Tue, 23/04/2019 - 12:52

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We all enjoyed a map task the other day. on your left ◆\(´-`) / \(´-`)/◇ on your right...!

Submitted by krigss91350 on Tue, 23/04/2019 - 06:31

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Sometimes i gave directions to visitors but it is difficult to get lost in my town))

Submitted by Mandip52 on Mon, 22/04/2019 - 13:30

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I'd like to go to the party but I can't go to Without the invite me

Submitted by AnNguyen on Sat, 20/04/2019 - 03:10

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I can't find the worrkup of section, please help me. Thanks so much!
Hello AnNguyen We are working hard to create worksheets in PDF format for all of our new Skills pages, but I'm afraid it's going to take a use a few more weeks to finish them all. Please check again soon and you should find it here. Thanks for your patience! All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team
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Submitted by mehrazin on Sun, 14/04/2019 - 18:52

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Hello there I live in Hamedan . There are six main streets at the city center. The design and map of this field was previously prepared and implemented by the German architect, Karl Friesch. Its so interesting and amazing city map .yes its so easy to get lost in my city, especially when you go shopping at the traditional bazaar of the city center , every six streets are along side and themain squre is circular around an axis. when you go into the bazaar and u want to go outside you hardly know which street you reach to. I work at hotel so I often give directions to travelers. many thanks . best regards.
I read your all comments. I've been improving my English skills through this web site, moreover, your comments is helpful as well.

Submitted by Irere on Sun, 14/04/2019 - 04:10

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I'm enjoying a lot even though it's quite tough for me.

Submitted by analia martinez on Sat, 13/04/2019 - 23:29

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I dont think this excercise match with a elementary level, I found it difficult.
Hello analia martinez, Thank you for the feedback. The information we give about level is a guide for our users and is obviously only an estimate. It's very helpful for us to hear users' impressions like this. ~ Peter The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Sara elyas on Thu, 11/04/2019 - 17:45

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No it is not easy to lost in my town because people can help me they can tell me the directions to go back home, I was tell the visitor the direction
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Submitted by SRonald on Wed, 10/04/2019 - 20:56

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With Waze, no wrong directions :-)

Submitted by L. Candido on Mon, 08/04/2019 - 16:42

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I like this page for learn English
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Fri, 05/04/2019 - 13:26

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Er... I think 'yes', I have a bad sense of direction, though! ᔪ(°ᐤ°)

Submitted by alexander.ivanovich on Fri, 05/04/2019 - 10:16

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This was interesting exercise.

Submitted by Nusaiba Mohamed on Tue, 26/03/2019 - 05:20

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for me it is so difficult to get or given directions