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 Trang Luu on Thu, 09/02/2023 - 05:23


It's not easy to get lost in my country if I have the address and use grab app. But if I use bus or drive myself I will get lost to a place I have ever been.

Submitted by ASH13 on Tue, 31/01/2023 - 20:31


No, it didn’t easy to get lost in my city. Yes i have give the directions at a stranger in the street

Submitted by lylarv on Sat, 28/01/2023 - 22:40


I'm new to the city and don't go out much, so i don't know much about the area, but it's small and organized her, and it's hard to get lost. I even gave you some instructions on how to get to the city center.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Sun, 22/01/2023 - 18:34


No, it is not easy to get lost in our town. Yes, I have given directions to my brother.

Submitted by arunvp21 on Fri, 13/01/2023 - 14:38


Hii, i live In Chennai a busy city ,which has small streets you easily get lost .

Submitted by kamashi on Wed, 04/01/2023 - 20:30


how can I download audios

Hello kamashi,

If you right-click on the player (the grey bar where you can click to play the audio) then you should get a menu with a 'download audio' option.



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Submitted by numberoneenglish on Wed, 14/12/2022 - 02:00


I'm Toan. I live in BacNinh, a city in VietNam. I used to directions to my colleagues to my wedding. Even though I sent address to Google Maps, I still had to give more instructions over the phone.

Submitted by teacheralice on Tue, 06/12/2022 - 23:57


This answer was written by my student. We used this lesson in an English class.

"I live in Natal, a city in Brazil. It is not easy to get lost here because it is a small town. I live in a place in the centre of the city. So it is very easy to get there.
Yes, I have. My friend came to my house and I told her how she could get here."

Submitted by Abu23 on Mon, 05/12/2022 - 17:34


I live in England, every one has a google map to find my house easily.