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 Marsa on Sun, 10/01/2021 - 11:39

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Hi! I never lost in my town. It's not so big but not small . Of course I have given direction for visitors end sometimes I have taken direction when I didn't know clearly where was some address

Submitted by Minh on Wed, 06/01/2021 - 19:22

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Well, I have been lived in the detached house for many years. With my house it's easy to find, and people can't lost place where I give the instruction. Absolutely, I always describe my home for my friends coming to visit or meet together.
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Submitted by Zhasulan on Fri, 01/01/2021 - 15:30

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I live in Zhezkazgan.The Zhezkazgan is small town. I sure that in the my town impossible to get lost and had n`t a lot of place.If you will can get lost my town you should ask to help of local resident.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Thu, 31/12/2020 - 07:37

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I live in a village so no one lost in village. When outsiders come to my village they need to google map. It's very helpful for outsiders. When ever visitors come to my village I help them. it's feel me very great.

Submitted by Rabia Syed on Wed, 30/12/2020 - 15:57

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Hi I Living In Village and It's Difficult To find my House . But If u Are having Google Map On Your smart phone. Then U Can Easily find my House. If you are facing Hardles to find my House u can connect me On my Cell phone. Ok by Talk soon

Submitted by mhdoamaral on Tue, 29/12/2020 - 11:08

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Yes, I find it easy to get lost in my city. Even who lives here get lost sometimes, because it's a very big city with more than eight million of inhabitants and many different places to visit. My city is also very visited for tourists from all over the world, and many times I've needed to give instructions and directions for them. This is nice, a great opportuny for me, I can practice my English.
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Submitted by Khin Yee Mon Khaing on Mon, 21/12/2020 - 12:23

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My home town is small and it is not difficult to find.When someone see the billboard,go straight the street and when the time you see the bridge,turn right the road.

Submitted by falakhmuhammad on Thu, 17/12/2020 - 03:36

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No, it isn't. In my humble opinion, Yogyakarta, my hometown, has a useful guidance which is easy to be understood for the tourist. If they read the sign and the map carefully, they would not be lost. Yes, I have. They asked the direction to Malioboro, one of the Yogyakarta's landmark.

Submitted by hasan.kumek on Mon, 14/12/2020 - 15:46

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It is easy get lost in my town. Some people ask me question like where is this public building and I say I don't know or here is.

Submitted by fofanaML on Sat, 12/12/2020 - 09:50

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Yeah it's easy to get lost in my town, if you're not a regular but necessary to install google Map.