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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!
I live in a town near a big city. my town isn't big and no one get lost. but the city near my town is a big city and everybody can get lost if he doesn't know address. because the city is big, giving address is a little problem.
No it isn't, luckily I live near a bridge and a big hotel, so it's a bit easy to give directions to people when they need to come to my house. Although all the streets in my town are not straight there are lots of references to avoid get lost.
I usually give directions to older people whom are not familiar with technology because they don't use google maps or other apps to help them go where they want to, but most of the people nowadays don't need directions to get where they want to go because with the address of the house is enough information to find it in one of those apps and get there easily.
Thanks for the lesson.
I dont know about other people but ı can get lost easy. My ability of direction is so bad. I m not the best to give instruction for adress.
Note to english team: can you please correct my falls
We're not generally able to correct our users' texts, though we're happy to help with specific questions about a specific sentence or phrase.
In this case, I'd change 'ability' to 'sense' and 'to give instruction for adress' to 'at giving directions'.
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The LearnEnglish Team
thank you :)
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.
Yes I still remember that I have given instructions about the direction to a visitors.
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.
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.
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.