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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


Usually, I make plans with my friends by messenger.
I rarely send messages by Email.
Because, I don't feel like typing Email address every time.
But, messenger is easy to reply quickly.
For these reasons, I keep in touch with my friends by messenger.

I often make plans with my friends by messenger.

I usually make plans with friends by LINE becase this is the application most people install and I can look again meeting place or the meeting time,so I should be OK even if I forget them.However,I sometimes call friends to make plans.Then,I can deside detailed something is difficult to write in letters.Also,with phone call,I and my friends sometimes stray from the main subject and get excited by another topic,but that is also fun.I think it is the best way to use both of LINE and phone call because I can keep the information about plan having a fun conversation with friends.

I deem that reading task easier

I use email as making plans with my friends.
Email is able to send with pictures or URL therefore I can make plans while watching them.
In addition, I can check email when I'm not hurry.
From these reasons I use email to make plans with my friends.

Usually i make plans with friends by messages.

it is very funny to me!... that day every on use the social media... like whatsApp and facebook or telegram...

I used to be in touch with my friend through messenger application like whatsapp and messenger facebook.

Hi I send messages from my phone or call

Hi, i always talk with my friends by whatsapp only i send emails when is about job.