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 Frau on Wed, 03/01/2024 - 07:53


Yes ,I have do it but I am not good in description .I prefeer go with him .

Submitted by DzhusAngela on Wed, 13/12/2023 - 12:07


Hello everyone.I live in small ukrainian city-Ivano-Frankivsk.I think that my city very comfortable and you have very little chance of getting lost in my city.I often give direction to a visitor.

Submitted by roris_hs on Sat, 09/12/2023 - 14:28


yes of course, you can get lost in my city, because my city is the capital. There are so many people here and transportation is congested. Someone asked me for directions to a place I didn't know. So I suggest using google map.

Submitted by VELIKIKH_I on Fri, 10/11/2023 - 16:10


Well. I live in small town. It’s called Belgorod. I really don’t often go outside and if it happen i will choose my neighbourhood to walk around and breathe. But sometimes my mom got lost when she was trying to get to somewhere which is not popular place, although she has been living in Belgorod since she was born. Her husband always help her with her road problems.

Submitted by MariaThayná on Mon, 23/10/2023 - 18:42


I live in a smalltown called Crato. I usually give instructions with my phone messeges somebody can until to stay lost lol, but I trying do my best.

Submitted by makram on Fri, 20/10/2023 - 16:21


I live in Cairo it’s big town so I always lose when I want to go somewhere so I use location or ask somebody people here are so nice and friendly if I ask anybody can give me instruction to go where I want the problem I can’t give instruction to anyone because I’m going to lose him 😄

Submitted by Peter_Ng on Wed, 18/10/2023 - 14:51


Yes, it is. I have lived in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. It's so crowded and many small street, so it's easy to be lost. I've gived intrustion for a group of foreigner from Korea go to us hotel on the beach.

Submitted by Mateoarango3 on Wed, 04/10/2023 - 16:11


No, it isn´t. Because in my town and city (Medellin) the people is very useful and the main streets too obvious.
I'm not to visitor but if to found briefs locations in my town (Verda Montañita) it's like go straight and left and later go past the river, it's all, thank you. Bye.

Submitted by Toan3002 on Wed, 04/10/2023 - 14:06


No, it is fairly hard to get lost in my town. Sometimes, if someone needs help with direction, I will direct them to their destination.

Submitted by on Sat, 02/09/2023 - 16:09


I live in a small town where it is easy to ask someone for directions if you are looking for some location. Recently, I helped an old man to find the way to the bus station. I knew the area well and I was able to give him directions.