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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 friends by messenger because it is easy to get in touch with them.

I make plans with my friends by calling or texting them

Hello every one.
I would call or meet in person when planning to play with my friends.
Recently, lines and Instagram and Twitter are popular in the world.
I think it's good to use sns such as email,
But. I think it may not be transmitted unless you speak directly. And when it comes to e-mail, the communication may take longer.
But email has the advantage of being late for whatever time you are busy.
But I prefer to speak directly.So when I make a plan to play with my friends, I call them so they can communicate directly with them.

I always use the messenger app when making plans with my friends.
Because it's easy to interact and in addition to sending messages,there are
various useful functions such as a calendar function that can tell my friends
a free day. However important appointments are decided by phone.

I mostly message via LINE when I make plans with my friends. But I sometimes use a phone call. We can send and receive messages via LINE whenever we want. I think this is a good point of SNS such as LINE and DM of Twitter or Instagram. Also, leaving a message is a good point. On the other hand, we can hear the voice directly and understand how you feel by using a phone call. In comparison with LINE a phone call is certain. Both of them have pros and cons. Therefore, I use phone call or LINE depending on the situation.

Hello.I usually make plans with my friends by messenger.
For example,I use LINE,Twitter and Instagram.
They are very useful for me.and my most friends use their.
Their application most people install.if I have new acquaintance,we can contact to be easy and quickly.
I often use telephone too.
I talk with my friends by using it more detailed.
On the other hand,I don't use E-mail that much.
It is because I don't feel like typing Email address every time.
But I sometimes use it with teacher,store manager and online shopping.
At that time,I almost only reply their message.

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