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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


I generally make plans using Telegram messenger just because it's quite popular among my friends and other people surrounded me. It has all necessary features to ease the planning.

I usually make plans with my collegues by telegram. It is easy way to send message and reply.

Sometimes, I used WhatsApp for making a plan, and sometimes I used Phone calls because not everyone has been used the internet.

I usually use WhatsApp to plan something with my friends. its kinda simple to use, and so comfortable if we want to start a phone call or video call. We rarely use LINE, but its one of aplication that many people will use it for their buisness.

These days, I usually make plans with friends by LINE. I could not meet anyone and leave my home in April because of coronavirus. So, I tried to get my motivated by making some plans to play basketball, go shopping and have dinner with friends. LINE is the best useful application for me to communicate with them.

We usually make plan in college ..especially during weekend my opinion I prefer to WhatsApp and phone call.....coz they faster then other resources....we check it daily....but now we're stuck at home due ti covid 19 ......

In many cases, I use the Internet and email, it’s convenient and practical, you can work with e-mail everywhere and always and there are almost no restrictions, but lately communication via telegram messenger has become more and more popular, so at this time to communicate with my friends or with My colleagues at work, I mainly use email and telegrams, and of course the phone is very important in terms of saving time, I wish everyone good luck

I usually make plans with my friends by LINE.
Most of my friends use this app.
I think it is very useful app to talk friends.
Traditional apps could only send text, but LINE can also send voice messages,stamps,and pictures.
I can also call for free on LINE.
It is very convenient for discussions because I don't have to pay for hours to talk.
However, the important thing to note is that I'm not talking face to face.
Since I'm not talking directly, there is a possibility that I may hurt someone by an unexpected word.
I try to be careful when interacting with people through electronic devices.

I especially use LINE when making plans with my friends.
Because I can send messages easily. By using LINE, we send messages, photos and maps for free and right away so it's easy for us to make plans. Furthermore, we can call for free. In this way, we can fell free to contact friends. On the other hand, we should be careful when using LINE. It is that we consider the feelings of the other person. Sometimes, we misunderstand the feelings of the other person because we cannot see the other person's facial expression.

I usually make plans with my friends by LINE.
My friends are all use it, and I can easily send a message to my friends.
And it can make groups, so I can talk with many friends.
Another good point about this app is that it's free to use.
For these reasons, I usually use LINE when making plans with my friends.