An invitation to a party

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

Instructions

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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Submitted by Ahmadbassam on Sun, 19/05/2019 - 12:24

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my town is small so you cannot lose in it , it has just one main street . yes i gave directions to my friends when they visited me in my house

Submitted by Thura Aung on Sun, 12/05/2019 - 05:39

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It's a good for me. Thank you for free giving to learn.

Submitted by thales on Sun, 05/05/2019 - 23:25

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Just thank you for the material
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sat, 04/05/2019 - 14:03

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Whenever I'm asked to givie directions by visitors, I smile inside, saying "How unlucky you are!"...cuz I'm a wrong person to ask directions!! ˘˘̥( ᵒ̴̶̷̥́ _ᵒ̴̶̷̣̥̀ )
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Submitted by mtalebi on Sat, 04/05/2019 - 06:53

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I live in Shiraz, Iran. It's a big city and easy to get lost, but Google map and Waze make routing easy.

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