An invitation to a party

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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 Ahmad Bacha on Fri, 30/08/2019 - 16:03

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I live in small city, so, no one lost there, because the people there knows each others. When my friends comes from another city I tell them the directions in a correct way

Submitted by Fudhol on Thu, 29/08/2019 - 08:15

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I think we dont really need the exact instructions to get to the place we are going to. Because nowadays, we have already had the gps-based application, such as gmaps, waze, and something like that which are able to get us to our destination. Even when it comes to remote area.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Mon, 26/08/2019 - 13:07

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I'm absolutely with no sense of direction. So I made up my mind to follow someone who has sense of geography, although I sometimes annoy others insisting a wong direction with certainty which has no reason! ⇦troublesome sort, isn't it?!
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Submitted by Magedelabd on Sat, 24/08/2019 - 16:51

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I never got lost in my town . And sometimes I give directions to a visitors if I could .

Submitted by OlgaBut on Sun, 18/08/2019 - 08:28

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My city isn't very big, but you can get lost if you,ve never been here earliar. Sometimes I've given directions to different places.
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Submitted by TP on Sun, 18/08/2019 - 04:03

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Yes. I often give directions to visitors. My hometown is a junction where three main roads join from the north, west and central part of the country. Although there is the new technology, many people get ask for directions here.

Submitted by Toanrt on Wed, 07/08/2019 - 04:23

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Yes. I do that once, they lost in Hanoi and has no internet
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Submitted by Caterina Siligardi on Thu, 01/08/2019 - 15:18

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Isn't difficult to find streets in my town, because I live in a little city . But sometimes it have happened someone has troubled for reaching my house, because that stays in a hide street.

Submitted by Praveen kumar on Tue, 16/07/2019 - 08:28

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once I gave direction to a stranger when I was walking in the road,first the stranger ask me a address and I told him take the left and go straight.it's easy to guide them but sometimes I order food in online and the delivery guy ask my address in phone I guide him but again he ask and then he comes.