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A message to a new friend

Read a direct message on social media to practise and improve your reading skills. 

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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


Hi Eli
How is going? the last time I saw you in Tehran, 3 weeks goes on. is your trip to Yazd good?

I intend to come to Yazd next month. I love to see its Antiquities. I taking a room in a hotel for 3 nights and I would like to be with together.
I send a photo of us in the zoo of Tehran by Telegram.enjoy it and remember our best memories.

see you soon.

I prefer to call up my friends but sometimes that I am busy, I leave a message for them.

I prefer to make plans with my friends by WhatsApp or personal if we see each other. Sometimes we use the phone to make a call.

Who would like conversation with me, I think we can improve our English conversation with together.

Hello NoorullahHamidi1

I'm afraid our House rules won't allow you or other users to share the personal information you would need to contact each other. I'd suggest you check our Facebook page, where there is also a large community of users and I expect you could find someone there.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

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