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 Daniela Palomi… on Tue, 09/03/2021 - 23:56

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It is easy to get lost in my town because the streets don't have determined directions on each corner, so if you are a visitor, you only have one option that is to ask people for directions. Maybe it is easy to get your destination if it's located in a main street but not in an unknown street.

Submitted by Aye Thet Pan on Tue, 02/03/2021 - 16:29

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When i moved to my new aparment i gave instructions to to my friends.

Submitted by vespinosa10 on Tue, 23/02/2021 - 19:07

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Yes, I think that when you don't know the city it is obvious that you are going to get lost, and yes, I give the instruction of my address when my boyfriend comes to my house.

Submitted by Aqila on Thu, 18/02/2021 - 02:20

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The question is a bit difficult

Submitted by Syafiqah on Thu, 18/02/2021 - 01:34

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This question is bit difficult and challenging..but I can answer it..

Submitted by In on Tue, 09/02/2021 - 10:56

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Not really. Well in some parts of the city is to get lost or confused, happened to me one time.

Submitted by Leila77 on Sat, 06/02/2021 - 09:42

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Yes, it is easy to get lost in my town. I live in a big city and the roads are really complicated. I have given directions to someone and he got lost!

Submitted by kautsar on Thu, 04/02/2021 - 08:33

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Yes, it is. Because the roads on my town are so complicated. and i had given instruction to the visitor who asked how to get to our landmark places

Submitted by Sara Kalafat on Fri, 29/01/2021 - 14:39

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i do everyday and i have some troubles to give the directions and addresses hhhha

Submitted by German on Sat, 23/01/2021 - 01:48

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It´s easy get lost in my city (Bogotá). It´s big and in some places the adresses are dificult. I had to give instructions to visitors and for Bogota is a little bit complex