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




Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


I use a phone but I prefer writing, I send a lot of messages to my friends and my family to talk about or to plan something.
Last month I sent a brochure to 3 friends about a trip by cruise around a north of Europe in orther to program our holidays in August.

We use the phone call for almost all of the time, but sometimes we use SMS and whatsapp.

get in touch with friends using social networks, email and using the phone

usually we make plans me and my friends by messenger and calls.

I make plans with my friends throught whats app or when I meet them

Nice for learning.

I have a question. I've read the text more than ten times and I could find where I was wrong.

Task 2

"You said you have never seen snow"
Mikel has never seen snow before.
True (X) False

"Please give me your email address and I will send you the documents."
Lucia wants to send Mikel some documents.
True (X) False

Best Regards

Hello Alexandre Farinha,
Remember that Mikel is writing to Lucia. It is Lucia who has never seen snow, not Mikel. He tells her that she will see lots when she goes to Berlin. And it is Mikel who will send the documents to Lucia, not the other way round.
The LearnEnglish Team

As usual i use phone, Viber or messenger, rare sms

When I going to meet my friends, I call up them and we make arrangement.