An invitation to a party

An invitation to a party

Listen to some phone messages with directions to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.


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 helgamudanisse90 on Tue, 23/11/2021 - 15:47


It is not easy to get lost in my city, because we have the name of the streets in each corner. Beside that, the way the streets were built or disigned is not difficult to understand. I have never given directions to visitors in my city because no one asked me before.

Submitted by ANOUAR on Mon, 22/11/2021 - 09:15


Yes I still remember that I have given instructions about the direction to a visitors.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Mon, 15/11/2021 - 15:07


my town is a place quite modern so Don't worry that you will get lost. However, sometimes i still I still show the way to a few passengers from other places.

Submitted by azharbgskr on Sat, 13/11/2021 - 16:29


No, it isn't. My town has a clear road signs, so you can follow them easily. I have never give a directions to a visitor because no one asked me, LOL.

Submitted by KyawMinThu on Sat, 30/10/2021 - 16:31


No, It isn’t . I was born in Myanmar. As a citizen of Myanmar, I am in friendly with so many roads in my town. I had given a direction to a foreigner for his lunch time. It had been about a year ago.

Submitted by bento16 on Wed, 27/10/2021 - 19:08


Of course not. I've been living in the same small city since I was born. And yes, I've ever given directions to visitor several times.

Submitted by vuhoap on Mon, 25/10/2021 - 13:57


I am living in Japan now. Nowadays we are easy to use google maps for tracking the current location. So I think that it is hard to get lost in my town. Besides. I haven't ever given directions to a visitor because I am also a foreigner who came to work in Japan. So that, I have been given directions from the Japanese person.

Submitted by FaridANG200 on Mon, 18/10/2021 - 18:42


Of course, i live in Paris, there are a lot of visitor and may some of them ask me their directions. I give them
it's is very easy to lost himself in Paris

Submitted by ngocha on Mon, 18/10/2021 - 02:24


i live in small town so it very difficult to lost in my hometown. But when i go out of my hometown, I have lost anytime