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 Gabriela Camargo on Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:40

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Hello No, it’s very hard to get lost in my town. There are many roads that can lead you to my town, so it’s not hard to arrive. I’ve given directions before and everyone arrives in seconds

Submitted by Susana WZ on Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:39

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As far as I know the town were I resides is commonly known by the people so people rarely get lost. Yes, I have given directions to visitors.

Submitted by genesisrendon on Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:39

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I think it is easy to not get lost in my town, until I have to give my directions to someone. Most people never know what reference places I am referring to because this places are only known by the locals of the area. Even though it can be easy to get lost here, I know for a fact that people eventually find their way.

Submitted by Cindy_ on Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:38

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I don't think it is easy to get lost in my town, there are signs and people in every corner of each street. Also, I live in the city and there are stores and malls nearby. I have given directions to a few visitors that were roaming in the streets of my town.

Submitted by David Qiu on Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:38

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Well, I have experienced this event and it's quite difficult due to the zoning of the territory.....

Submitted by isajaimes. on Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:37

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Yes, it’s actually very easy because it’s located in an area that people visit frequently. Thanks to google maps or waze isn’t necessary to give many directions.

Submitted by Roberto Sousa on Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:37

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I dont think is easy to get lost in my town, i have given directions to my house allot and everyone has arrived without any problem.

Submitted by Wilson Zhang on Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:37

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No, because my town is small and it’s easy to find my house. Yes, I’ve given directions to visitor and it went smoothly!

Submitted by khushi ahir on Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:36

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Well I think that is not that easy to get lost in my town as its not that big. yes I have given directions to visitors to reach to my house and they have understood and reached.

Submitted by jonthancata on Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:36

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Yes, it is easy to get lost in my town. The street names are not really visible and most people don't use them or know them. I have sent directions to my friends on how to get to my house, but instead of using the street names, I use landmarks as references.