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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 generally send e-mail if I know that the people will read it. However, often these days I need to send via SMS or Facebook Messenger.

What is your Facebook accounts Name?

Hello Kemo

I'm afraid our House rules do not allow our users to share personal information (such as Facebook account names) on LearnEnglish. This is for legal reasons.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

I always communicate with my friends using the what is up application.

i usually make plans with my friends by text messages and sometimes, when i don'have lot of time, i send them a vocal message. My friends and i prefer these 2 ways , so we rarely call each others. for example, i call them only if i need to tell them an urgent news

I usually make plans by messenger or by phone calls. Sometimes, we often do it in a cafe.

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.