An invitation to a party

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

Instructions

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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 dcsaha on Wed, 23/11/2022 - 16:32

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Every one all the time get lost in my home way 😅😁

Submitted by Lordreamer on Thu, 17/11/2022 - 18:56

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I'm from Iran. I live in the Tehran. It is so big since I sometimes get lost if I use google map, I can find my rout easily

Submitted by doctormustafa42 on Tue, 08/11/2022 - 19:59

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It is not easy to get lost in my town, because I can describe my house. There is a famous mosque
in nearly of my house so I can describe location of my hosuse.
I have given direcitions to a visitor for many times and it was easy to fint it:)

Submitted by ahmed. hamdy on Thu, 22/09/2022 - 22:08

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what a nice voice! I wish i can go to the party instead of that person! 😍

Submitted by kulluk on Fri, 16/09/2022 - 09:54

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ı give my home's google map link for find easy

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🥰