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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Submitted by Akbarhuja on Thu, 14/05/2020 - 04:32

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It is a bit difficult for me.

Submitted by Milena Nikolova on Tue, 12/05/2020 - 06:11

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I like parties and always i have a fun there. I would like go to party more often.

Submitted by ademyonet on Sun, 10/05/2020 - 15:09

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I never lost my town. My town is very big but I know its everywhere. It is not possible my lost.

Submitted by Lauracastanos on Sat, 09/05/2020 - 22:18

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The direction to get to my house is sometimes difficult because google maps is wrong for one block and people think that you have to go straight when you have to turn right and then left

Submitted by Fatemeh.Najafzadeh on Sat, 09/05/2020 - 02:31

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It’s a little hard but finding the direction is not impossible. Currently, I was giving the instruction to a tourist but he didn’t get it, so I explained the direction on the my mobile’s map.

Submitted by Cihanakbaba on Fri, 08/05/2020 - 05:42

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Hello Everybody, If you want to find my home, you have to drive straight on the Farmer Road. Pass the 3th exit and turn left to the Elinghton Rd. You’ll see on the right a small pink colour house. See u there :)

Submitted by shami88 on Mon, 04/05/2020 - 13:43

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Good nice to learn a new words like ( closest .......) thanks

Submitted by Nadir on Fri, 24/04/2020 - 02:12

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hi guys . i live in a small town in algeria where there is easy to find your destination . in other places in algeria for exeple our capital town it s easy to get lost there ,but actually with the power of infotmatics there is a lot of application wich help us to find our destination anywhere .

Submitted by Marc Aguililla on Wed, 22/04/2020 - 20:33

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I think that is a good listening because it's easy to understand. In my opinion, having a birthday party with friends is always good and a very good way to enjoy such a special day!