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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 usually use facebook, messenger or instagram to contact with my friend. I have started this course for 6 days and i really like it, its so useful for me while i have to leave school because of COVID19. i hope that this course will help me improve my English skill especially listening skill.

I did most of my plans with friends using social media such as Facebook, sending an e-mail, making phone calls and so on.

Hi evrybody ,
i usually use whatssap or facebook to contact my friends
sometimes i call them

hi every body. covid19 virus are apeared in many country, now we need stay at home and connect to my friend by social network, sharing verified informations,
beautiful pictures and join challenges likes do exercise, reading help each other feel stay at home is very interesting.

Hi everyone,
I didn't enter in this website for 6-7 months. I really miss here. I smell this websites and this is perfect. After that I always be here. I loves britishcouncil family

Hello cuneyt

Welcome back! We're glad to see you again.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone! I usually call my friend and we decide together what we are going to do.

Hello everyone, I usually use WhatsApp to talk to my friends and meet. I'm learning English, I appreciate if anyone can correct my grammar!!!

Hello Everyone,

I was started learning english online course two week ago. It was great to have online course to avoid any risk since COVID-19 is in everywhere now. Keep safe study online. Have fun!

Hello everyone. I often schedule meetings with my friends with phone calls. It is the fastest way of communicating for people who live in the same city.