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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


Hi Everyone from London ;).
Usually, I connect with my friends through WhatsApp or messenger. It is either a phone call or text. If it is a big plan then I create a group on WhatsApp or messenger, so I can add everyone who I want to invite it or make a plan with.

Hi Angelika,
I'm new here, in London as well :) I would like to ask you, can i join your group?
Unfortunately i have no friends yet and i only have one purpose to improve my English.

Hello sumeyra,

It's great you're so keen to practise your English, but on the site we ask (in our House Rules) users not so share or ask for personal contact information. We have users of different ages here so we're very careful with data protection and privacy.



The LearnEnglish Team

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Mostly, I use messenger when I talk with my friends, but if I want to talk special purpose with them, I prefer to use WhatsApp.

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Aften I favorite phone calls when I make plans with my friends.

I usually use phone calls and viber.

Usually I get in touch with my friends through messenger, it is so convenient and it is totally free. I rarely contact them via phone or e-mail.