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 Ivy Yang on Sat, 26/09/2020 - 16:06

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I live in a small town, so it's easy to get around without being lost. The police here is really helpful and you can ask them whenever you need
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Thu, 24/09/2020 - 16:05

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An invitation to a party, which is banned at the moment due to COVID-19! ;|

Submitted by Смехо Твор on Thu, 24/09/2020 - 14:25

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In our city you can get lost everywere! It hasn't any signs, and it's realy big. You can use your phone (if this phone survives in our bus) to find your way.

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Submitted by zozo on Thu, 10/09/2020 - 13:45

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well actually I remember i gave someone diriction to the ministery of education in my city he had some work to do there I got mistaking in the road name later i remembered that I've getten very upsat for that but it's not on purpes.

Submitted by Green on Wed, 09/09/2020 - 13:41

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Here are the instructions to get to my house. If you take the car, drive straight on Sejong Road until you get to the Haknare Bridge. Drive past Haknare Bridge and get to the Maum Road. You drive down the Maum Road there and turn left. Go straight about 500m and turn right then you can find a big apartment on your left.