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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 use WhatsApp or social media apps to arrange meeting with my friend . I use email only for formal message which I use to send and receive with my job

The easiest to make a plan with friends is with a messenger.

I personally prefer using messengers for work and communication.

I have saved the photos of my friends and me. I missed them very much I've been too long seeing them.

when me and my friends want to go anywhere or to met eachother or anything. we can communicate on wattsapp and phone to everyone. firtly we decide plan on wattsapp and phone or a facebook group after that we arrange one physical meeting. in that meeting we discuss the merits and demerits of that plan. and we should provide responsibility of everyone. and then we decide a day and place of event to where we together and make fun. so simply we have that plan thats it.

In general, I send them a message

Usually, I use Whats app to communicate with my friends. Its a convenience and practical app which we can use to create group of friends and to discuss our plans. The app is safe, free and also we can make calls through it. But when it comes to big planes, I prefer to make it in real meetings.

Example of the lesson.

Hi Rona,
It was nice to meet you last month on the workshop. How was the rest of your trip?
Did you catch the flight to Tirana on time? Hope you got home safely, that day the weather changed in an unexpected way and that made me worried about you. But the travel went perfect and it couldn’t be as good without you. You are friendly, fun and you know how to spread positivity. I just moved to my new office and I didn’t adapt yet. But the area seems to be fulfilled with expensive restaurants, coffee, and shops. What can I say about new colleagues, they are all serious and full committed in they work. Maybe one day you can come and visit me, I would love you to show the Prishtina, especially during the end of the year. I will attach you some photos of Us, in London… It was something to keep in our memories forever. Please send me back any other photos you have of that night.
I wanted to ask you about your phone number, next month I will come to Tirana for a doctor check-up, I would love to meet you for lunch if you have free time for me.

I make plan with my friends mostly on messenger and phone.Usually , we used to group chat room on messenger.And, then we make discussion about our plan.

How do you make plans with friends? Email, messenger, phone calls or another way?

Sometimes when i want to make a plan with my friend i contact with him on Social media or make a phone call and often SMS