An invitation to a party

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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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Average: 4.2 (15 votes)

Submitted by Dariusz on Tue, 07/01/2020 - 01:49

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It's not hard to get lost everywhere where you are the first time. Doesn't matter how big town it is. My town is quite big, has three hundred thousand of population. There are many streets and buildings, so be lost is possibly indeed and I sometimes give any direction to a visitor.
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Submitted by Mohamad-Altaha on Sun, 22/12/2019 - 19:08

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My town is tiny and simple, so there is no chance to get lost there. Have I ever given directions to a visitor? yes, I have but wrong directions ;)

Submitted by le van son on Thu, 14/11/2019 - 15:42

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yes. it's very easy. I can go to my town using a motorbike go straight to the street and turn left when you see the coffee on the left.

Submitted by f.agadr on Mon, 04/11/2019 - 11:54

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f.agadr The speaker has a lovely voice. I have completed the following lessons of an invitation to a party. The level that I choose was pre intermediate A2
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Wed, 23/10/2019 - 19:00

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Whenever I come across curved roads in town, suddently I lose my sense of direction...
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Submitted by Asliayan on Tue, 22/10/2019 - 12:49

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indeed, I'm sure I will get my expectation regards this English learn

Submitted by ikmalzulkifli on Thu, 03/10/2019 - 06:08

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This is harder than what I expected but to be honest it was good .