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A message to a new friend

Read a direct message on social media to practise and improve your reading skills. 

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.

Reading text

Hi Lucia

How are you? It was so nice to meet you last week in Sydney at the sales meeting. How was the rest of your trip? Did you see any kangaroos? I hope you got home to Mexico City OK.

Anyway, I have the documents about the new Berlin offices. We're going to be open in three months. I moved here from London just last week. They are very nice offices, and the location is perfect. There are lots of restaurants, cafés and banks in the area. There's also public transport; we are next to an U-Bahn (that is the name for the metro here). Maybe you can come and see them one day? I would love to show you Berlin, especially in the winter. You said you have never seen snow – you will see lots here!

Here's a photo of you and me at the restaurant in Sydney. That was a very fun night! Remember the singing Englishman? Crazy! Please send me any other photos you have of that night. Good memories.

Please give me your email address and I will send you the documents.

Bye for now




Nivel de idioma

Pre-intermediate: A2


I don't know why but, actually, I prefer messages, not calls. Honestly, I have no idea why I use this type of connection more. So if I want to make plans with friends I text them via Viber. By the way, if you have to arrange a group meeting, groupmates reunion, for example, it's quite handy to create a group in Viber to chat with everybody all while.
Of course, if you need to arrange your meeting urgently or you have to change your plans the phone call is the best solution, because your friends rather hear a phone ring than the message's short sound.

I usually make plans through phone calls or use some social network, especially Instagram, Facebook. or WhatsApp.

I think a good reading for us. I hope to improve every day with exercises. Thanks!!!

I make plans with my friends through the Whatssap app

I usually make plans by telegtamm and phone calls

I usually make plans by LINE.sometimes when I hang out with some friends we make up plans in person.I'm from Japan and I see lots people in Japan or some east asia countries users making up plans via LINE.ans another people using interesting! ;)

I usually make plans via phone calls with my friends because I find that way convenient. If I can not reach them, I type to them on watsapp.

Internet is very popular nowaday beside many social networks: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter for example. We even use typical phone call and mails less than before. So when my friends and I want to make a plan hanging out together, we will have a chatting group on facebook and we can comfortably do video call as well. It is so convenient.

I usually like to make plans with my friends meeting them directly. But now I use the online platform such as Facebook messenger and skype to make plans with my friends in this pandemic situation like Covid-19.

I often send messages for my friends through social medias.