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 NOURHAN93 on Sun, 22/11/2020 - 16:27

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I arrived to Brazil since 5 years ago , so the country was totally new for me , I remember one day I need to make some documents ,so I decided to use my phone to get the address , while I was using my phone a robber who was on bicycle stolen my phone and I can't catch him anymore, so I returned to my home cause I couldn't found address to make my documents

Submitted by Aynura99 on Wed, 18/11/2020 - 19:08

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I always get lost regardless of the places where I go for fist time. I must go somewhere twice or more to memorize. That's why I use Google map at all time.

Submitted by ziza on Tue, 03/11/2020 - 23:49

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Yeah, it is easy to get lost in my town, I do :) and I haven't given directions to anybody, I just maybe give directions if the visitor in front of the location :) Thank god we have Google Map.

Submitted by kzmyr on Sat, 31/10/2020 - 17:25

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Thank you for sharing
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Submitted by Ana Luisa Sanc… on Wed, 21/10/2020 - 20:09

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In a Big city like México City is easy to get lost, for me is a little difficult give some instructions or attend it's. I have to study the route in the GPS before take a road way.

Submitted by Ugulhan on Thu, 15/10/2020 - 13:29

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Actually, I was born in big city, Tashkent and there you can get lost so you need to get some directions. At the moment, I am studying and living in a small city of Germany, if a visitor will come here and suddenly they could be got lost the directions then they can get the directions soon seeing as a small city is Hildesheim. You look just at the map or you can also ask for someone on the street. I also gave some direction in South Germany. One women from Canada, she want to ask for main station and I have been directed her to there.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Mon, 12/10/2020 - 09:13

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Yes, It is easy to get lost in my town. But I have never given the instruction to the visitors. I usually don't go anywhere that's why.

Submitted by Kirigaya Kazuto on Sat, 03/10/2020 - 15:21

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The listening is so good Very good
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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