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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




Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


I often make plans with my friends by phone calls or app social media like whatsapp.

I usually use whatsapp for talk with my friends, and I make meetings by Google Meet. In my work I use e-mail because it's the single way that I can communicate them.

We make plans via WhatsApp. If meeting is too important and there is no internet, then we phone each other.

We used to call each other before social media were used in public. but now we usually use messaging applications such as WhatsApp, Telegram and etc.

I always use messenger and phone calls to communicate with my friends.

I think that messenger more convenient for me,so I often use it to plan the meetings with friends,but if I want to meet with members of family I will call them .

Usually, we have a group in Wechat, before we decide to do something, everyone can discuss in the group.

I usually use WhatsApp for any plans that i have to do, we create a new group with every participant, and there every one explain their doubts and ideas .

Mostly, I use messenger, a app of facebook to contact with my friends.

Thank you for sharing.