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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 send message on whatsapp. it's only for start a plan. next step call to him/her for detailed our plan.

In my job, I usually send emails for teachers, unfortunately the other persons don´t check email address; this is complicated...

I make a plan with my friends by app messengers like Whatsapp or line but sometimes using social media chat like Instagram or facebook. Actually depends on which app we connected as a friends

I always use phone call and never use email

I usually get in touch with my friends using messages from social networks (a lot of people call it WhatsApp) or phone calls.

Hi. I always use my phone by Vaiber or Whatspp to call my frends. I work in abroad and don't have another way to communication with my frends.

It depends. If It' a matter of simple meeting, I make plans by whatsapp; but, otherwise, I use email or phone calls.

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.