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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 make plans with my friend by messenger, sms or call phones. Sometimes we use another way like apps.

I usually use Whatsapp when I send messege with my friends

I think that whatsapp has been changed our lifes . Now our planning is brief. I just remember when i phoned to my friends by fixed number.

I usually have a relationship with my friends by email, phone, mobile. I use Telegram and WhatsApp to plan with them.

I often use email or phone calls to make plans with friends.

I use messenger and whatsapp to plan with my friends

I don't like using E-mail to plan with friends. I like to plan with friends via whatsapp or messenger.

I usually use Telegram messenger. Seldom I use the WhatsApp. I call my parents. Also, I use calls when I use services. I like messengers because this is an especially simple and comfortable method of communication.

I make plans with friends by using the what is up application .

I do plans with friends only by message I just do never use the email or phone call with friends, only at work or something serious. The reason why I act like that is simple: they also doesn't feel comfortable talking by phone calls or don't would answer me back fast as they must do if it had been written in a smarphone app simple message.