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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


if im in a good place for having a dinner or just talk i call my friend but if i had time i send a message and plan all for the day
i really love to hang out whit my friends

Mostly, I use SNS for making appointments with my friends, but sometimes when I already meet with them, I always talk about when is their free time to plan about the next meeting.

Usually I make plans with my friends trough messages in social media, DM in insta or whatsapp

I usually make the plans with my friend by calling phone and often by messaging or sometimes, by sending email.

we make our plans through messages

I usually make plans via messenger as it is more convenient than phone call or emails. For example, in messenger, you can text the details such as date, time, place and the relevant web link at any time. Moreover, you can add the plan to the calendar in phone and set a reminder. That is why I use messenger for planning with people.

I often use What's app applications when I messaging with my friends. In my opinion, this application is very useful and free. By the way, I used to Facebook messenger but it was not good for me. Maybe, Gmail is better than the Facebook messenger.

For friends I choose to use social media apps to discuss plans because it is more faster to respond and more convinient. While for my colleagues especially business commuciation I choose to use email as it is formal and serious.

Well, I always prefer to use social media namely messenger,viber, whatsup,imo instead of using phone calls and emails because it is more convenient and the quickest way of communication.However,most of my friends and colleagues they are living foreign country for their job purpose and permanent residence purpose. I usually talk with them once week using these types of medium and seems to me incredible only using little bit megabyte we can talk with one another spontaneously.By making video call we can see each other and know the culture of the specific country.

I often talk my friends on messenger. It's allow me send emoji, text, image, video,... very easy. It's utilities.