An invitation to a party

An invitation to a party

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

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Transcript

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 katiavel on Mon, 05/09/2022 - 02:09

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I live in São Luis and it is easy going for anywhere because is a small city. We dont have many free parkings for cars and the public bus isn't confortable but is safe. For find a direction, you can use the google map.

Submitted by LearningTeaching on Wed, 31/08/2022 - 12:59

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I live in Baku.My city is very big.That is easy to getting lost,but Very people using google map and they find any adress in the map.In short, there is no getting lost if you have internet.

Yes, I live in Baku. It is a beautiful city.Google map man needs all the time. Wherever you are, it will help you🥰

Submitted by amal3535 on Sat, 20/08/2022 - 18:28

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It's easy to get to my house but I always give my friends directions

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Thu, 18/08/2022 - 10:46

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Yes, it is not difficult to find my house, I always need to give instruction my friends who visited my home. I have to pick them up in bus stop or places where they arrived near my home.

Submitted by Noval on Tue, 09/08/2022 - 15:01

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It is easy to get lost in my town, but I never lost myself.

Submitted by Aciredef66 on Tue, 02/08/2022 - 17:56

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I live in a small town, near the center. It's a medieval town. Getting lost in its little ancient streets could be very funny but you can't because it isn't a large town.

Submitted by betty82 on Tue, 02/08/2022 - 03:22

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Yes, many times, people get lost in my city, because it's very big and little signpost. I have given a few times directions to people, but I don't locate them well on the streets and motorways.

Submitted by najib.oulhouch on Sun, 24/07/2022 - 21:58

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i leave in medium town, but near to my house you you found multiple building and a lot of streets, also a people whose sell a things.
for me it's easy to found my house, however my friends get a hours to found it.