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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 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.

These days I only use LINE when I want to make plans with a friend.
That is because for me, that is the most convenient social media to contact people. When I was in high school, I also use to have contact with my friends by social media like Instagram, Twitter and so on. But now that I am a university student and I am busy doing my homework, I stop using almost all social media like them.
Despite I do not have much problems to contact my friends using LINE, I want this pandemic end soon and we can meet our friends face to face.

I usually use LINE when I want to make plans with friends. Many people use this app. It's because this app is free. This app’s voice call service is high-performance. So, we can talk with people through LINE more than 100 peoples. I think SNS is very useful, But I want be more careful about how to use these SNS.

I always make plans with friends by SNS. In Japan Almost people use LINE. It is easy for us to send and reply to message and we can do a lot with it. For example, we can share photos, share music, tell, make group chat and watch YouTube. So It's useful and we can do everything. So I always use it.

We can't go outside easy now, I contact with my family who lives far away to use it.

I always use LINE, and I send massages to my friends when I want to make plans with them. Because I can share information with them easily sending images. In addition, many people use it, and my friends all also do. Therefore, I can check all plans to hang out with them if I use only LINE when I want to make contact them. But I don’t feel like making plans by it too much. Because conversations sometimes don’t go on smoothly. For example, I or my friends can’t reply soon, read partner’s thought better, and so on. That is why, I prefer talking face-to-face if I’m to make plans with my friends.

I usually use phone and messanger. I think it depends on situation. If I have the phone number and it is necessary to get in touch very soon, I always use phone. But if it is not emergency or I don't have the number or there are many people that we should make contact, I prefer to use watsup or messanger.
In my view, Internet has used these days more than cell phone, especially if there are a big group and it takes a lot of time to make call. In my experience, where I have worked for many years, Internet, especially watsup and telegram, has used more than other options for making plans or sitting a meating or having a program which a lot of people come in.

I always use LINE when making plans with my friends. If I have time to schedule,use the message function. It's easy because we don't have to match the time. On the other hand,I call with my friends when I don't have enough time. Because we can decide immediately. LINE can use both functions for free. And we can use many useful things for free. I have been unable to meet my friends for a long time now,but it's fun because I use LINE to contact them. When I get to meet my friends, I want to make a lot of plans.

I always use LINE to make plans with my friends.
Most people use this app, and we can call for free.
If you don't get a message from friend, call and make a plan.
But now I can't play with my friends because infectious disease are prevalent.
I'm worried that I haven't met my new friends yet, even though school has begun.
I can only keep in touch with friends on LINE.
I want to have fun playing with my friends once this infection has subsided.

I would like practice my English, anyone ??

I make plan with my friend by SNS , such as LINE and Instagram. Developing the Internet, we can contact with person easier.
But we should be careful when we make plan with friend. If we use wrong word, we hurt friend or cause misunderstanding. If we can be careful, making plan with friend is easy and early.
Also, I make perfect plan for my friend. By doing so, friend feel fun.
I think that making plan with friend differs according to the person. But the most important thing is to Keep promise.