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 Ane on Thu, 02/04/2020 - 17:43

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It's easy to get lost in my city. There are many streets. On the streets there are signs treated not always messages where they are going. Maybe my city is not too big but there are many streets that are very long and you can easily make mistakes.

Submitted by Grazia on Tue, 24/03/2020 - 14:50

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It's not so easy to get lost where I live, it's a small Town and not so touristic. It's a real pity, there is a beautiful big Castle downtown and two amazing squares with bars restaurants, shops, surranded by a joyful atmosphere. I gave instructions to some visitors, but It Washington very simple..... they were Italian :-)

Submitted by Eswar on Tue, 17/03/2020 - 17:22

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Yeah it is easy to get lost My town,Although There is a plenty of Sign boards shows the how to get the correct address. I gave the directions to So many people While they lost the Right way .through that i improved my communication Skills. It's great experience For Me.

Submitted by Wan Wan on Sun, 15/03/2020 - 07:56

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My hometown is a small village in Lam Dong. It's don't have lots of streets so I never got lost before. One time when I was in Saigon there was a foreigner who asked me the way to go to the Notre Dame Cathedral but as I just a visitor like him too so I can't tell him where is it.

Submitted by Quinzia on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 14:53

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Hi everyone, I'm italian and i live in Bologna but it isn't my hometown. I'm here for University. Anyway, my hometown is a little city in the centre of italy. Vary cute! it's possibile arrive with airplane in a near city, and later takes a train. the train trip lasts 40 minuts. The city is divides in 2 part, one of this is the old town is located on a hill... the view is amazing becuase overlook the bay. the second part it located near the sea and it's a tourist destination i don't like it because it's lived only in summer. Mainly there are italian tourists, but sometime there is tourists from England or Germany. It's a quite city, nice for relaxing and for a walk near the sea.
I so love Italy. I hope very soon all the epidemic will end soon and Italian will be happy again.

Submitted by Giahaitruong on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 16:33

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I'm living in Hanoi, it's a big city in Viet Nam. Of course it is very easy to get lost in here, we have old quarter erea with small street and many ancient houses. I think it's complicated for tourist to travel in Hanoi. I have given directions for a visitor when I was a child. A men asked me the way go to Hoan Kiem lake and I helped him with his map.
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Submitted by Sirvan7 on Thu, 27/02/2020 - 09:02

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Hi everyone I'm sirvan,I live in the east of iran ,My city is not very big but I remmember that many years a go my father's super market was near to the store which sale some herbal things like for example spice,herbal tea and so on... and i met a lot of visitor which they asked me this plase address.

Submitted by Talha Munir on Tue, 25/02/2020 - 19:29

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Yas, when I was child I go to Bazar with my grandfather, but on that day it's very crowded, he told me that you can stand here I will came here in few minutes but, I would stand there, I go for to Searcy him and I lost him in crowd, so I can't see him then because there is alot of rush then a police take me and then find my grandfather father.. thanks to Police man who helped me.