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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 SNS mainly to make a plans with my friends. I usually send messages to each other on LINE. However, there are times when I want to intact by looking at your face or listening to your voice. At that time, I use Zoom and Google Meet. It is easy to understand your feeling with the expression and voice tone of the other person. Also, I now can't meet my friends at all because of the COVID-19. So I feel that I have more opportunities to use Zoom since this year. I hope I can meet friends at university and talk about various things as soon as possible.

I usually use WhatsApp to text my friends to plan are any thing else because start is easier than all other applications

I usually make my plans with my friends by telegramm or phone calls.
It's better to meet anyway.

thanks for this lesson ;)

I usually use social media apps when I wanna make plans with my friends, because nowadays social media is very popular. The apps that I use are WhatsApp, Instagram, and LINE. Using social media is very helpful. They can make group chats, even group video call.

I don't know why but, actually, I prefer messages, not calls. Honestly, I have no idea why I use this type of connection more. So if I want to make plans with friends I text them via Viber. By the way, if you have to arrange a group meeting, groupmates reunion, for example, it's quite handy to create a group in Viber to chat with everybody all while.
Of course, if you need to arrange your meeting urgently or you have to change your plans the phone call is the best solution, because your friends rather hear a phone ring than the message's short sound.

I usually make plans through phone calls or use some social network, especially Instagram, Facebook. or WhatsApp.

I think a good reading for us. I hope to improve every day with exercises. Thanks!!!

I make plans with my friends through the Whatssap app

I usually make plans by telegtamm and phone calls