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 gutodarbem on Wed, 13/10/2021 - 12:32

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Yes, it is easy to get lost in my town. I have given directions to a visitors, but I don't know if they could find the loc

Submitted by Izan Garcia on Wed, 13/10/2021 - 10:17

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In my town is difficult to get lost but in the mountain it is possible. I have given them directions for going to the town hall.

Submitted by JanMateos on Wed, 13/10/2021 - 10:11

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In my town it's not very difficult to get lost because it's a little town.
I remember once I have given directions to a visitor, he asked me where the football field was.I inadvertently told him the wrong address, I felt bad but it wasn't my fault.

Submitted by abdullah-4351 on Sat, 09/10/2021 - 10:55

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Yes
My brother Mohamed was in a trip and when he back to home . I told him the directions from the airport to the house. I remember that i failed in describe the directions😯. So he still out the house for many hours 😅

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Wed, 06/10/2021 - 01:15

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No, where I'm live there is no chance to lost. Everybody have a smartphone with advance technology. I'm still never lost in anywhere.

Submitted by ENGLISHMAN on Sat, 25/09/2021 - 07:49

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In the past giving direction to visitors, it's look as normal routine in our daily life but, today with advance technology like Google Map no need for that just open your navigation satlite app and start going.
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Submitted by PuenteD on Thu, 05/08/2021 - 01:27

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In my town is very difficult to get lost... We have one way in both directions... No more... But, if you need to move by the mountains or rivers, the true is that you get lost...

Submitted by KATIELLE RAIAN… on Thu, 15/07/2021 - 09:28

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In my city it's very easy to get lost, because it's a very big city. Several times I have already given instructions to visitors.

Submitted by SaraMessa on Tue, 13/07/2021 - 18:11

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I live in a small town, so it's not easy to get lost. My town is famous for a sanctuary and often there are some visitors. Sometimes I give them directons for going to sanctuary.

Submitted by Oussama Touzani on Mon, 12/07/2021 - 23:35

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its easy to get lost in my city, because its so big and there is less indication , so its useful to move by bus or other public transportation to visit the monument or others famous places