An invitation to a party

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Automated message: You have two new messages. Message number one, received today at 3.45 p.m.

Hi, it's me. How's it going? I guess you're at work and you don't have your phone on, right? First of all, thank you, THANK YOU for the birthday card and message. I received it this morning. That's so nice of you. I'm organising a little party for my birthday. It's nothing very big – only a few of my best and closest friends. That means you too! We're going to have it at my cousin's house. She lives in the countryside in a nice big house with a swimming pool. I'd love to see you there. It's going to be this Friday. I'll send you the instructions on how to get there later, OK? 

Anyway, have fun at work. Don't work too hard, OK? Talk soon.


Automated message: You have two new messages. Message number two, received today at 5.15 p.m.

Aw, you're still not answering your phone! OK, here are the instructions to get to my cousin's house for the party. Are you going to take your car? If you take the car, drive straight on Forest Road until you get to the motorway. Drive past Brownsville and take exit 13A. That's 13A. You drive down the road there and turn left. It's the first big house on the right. OK? If you're taking a bus, you can get the number 80 to Brownsville. Call me when you get there and somebody can pick you up in a car. I can't wait. This is going to be so great!

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Submitted by PeterG on Tue, 22/06/2021 - 02:06

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To be honest, I live in a small town called La Leonesa, so It's too difficult to lost in it. Also, it isn't a touristic place, thus there aren't any tourists here. But, one time I gave an instruction to someone that cames from Buenos Aires. That's was so difficult to explain because I don't know where that specific place!
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Fri, 14/05/2021 - 15:51

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With a good guy, I don't think it's easy to get lost in the world. :)

Submitted by Brona on Fri, 14/05/2021 - 10:18

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If you ask me if its easy to get lost in your town then I would say yes, as I still do find difficult to move around London. Without my phone GPS or road signs I would be totally lost. As for giving directions to someone I would say it could be other way round, as its me most of the time asking for the same.

Submitted by Veronikka on Mon, 10/05/2021 - 00:11

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Well, I live in Chaclacayo in Lima, Perú. It's a little and nice borough. It's in the countryside. I think it's no easy to get lost in it. For the second question, before pandemic I've given directions to visitors. Now, I don't go out from my house, so I'm not getting to speak with other people.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Thu, 06/05/2021 - 15:10

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It is easy to get lost in my town where winding roads are everywhere. ;)

Submitted by karinaelizabeth on Wed, 05/05/2021 - 18:09

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Yes, for my it's easily to get lost in my town because I don't go out very much so when I have to go out I have to take with me google maps app not to get lost.

Submitted by Majidaa909 on Sat, 03/04/2021 - 15:39

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In my country is unpossible to lost your directions because you have The Google maps.

Submitted by hasson11 on Fri, 02/04/2021 - 14:32

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of cours yes, that is when you're new in the city . I give the instruction to my friends ,when they'er viset my

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Wed, 31/03/2021 - 07:14

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it is easy to get lost in my town because I live in countryside, there is not many sign and doesn't show street name. I gave directions to my friend when she came home for the first time I must have stood the street a little far from my house so as to show to my friend where to turn the street to my home.

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Tue, 30/03/2021 - 23:56

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It is easy to get lost in my city, though if you have smartphone you can use e-map, but if no it is very easy get lost. I have given direction to visitors when my wife's parents visit us, they live in small town.