An invitation to a party

An invitation to a party

Listen to some phone messages with directions to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.


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 Mohamed Mostafa on Wed, 22/07/2020 - 12:00

Here are the instructions to get to my house. Are you going to take your car? If you take the car, drive straight on Almatar St. until you get to Alothaim Mall. Drive after Bus Station and take the exit to Al Gaysh St. You drive down the road there till the last of it. Then, turn left with the circle. It's the first big building. You will find my apartment No.1 on the first floor.

Submitted by Ehsan1984 on Fri, 17/07/2020 - 18:57

yes. one day we have been in an old and traditional house suddenly i have saw two visitors have been confuse and was talking together. so they started walking and came to first point . they turned around themselves. so i showed exit board .

Submitted by Aestina on Thu, 16/07/2020 - 15:47

In my town it is dufficult to get lost, because the city where i live isn`t very big and roads and steets are wide enoght. There are no many places. But the place where my home located is quite confused. Because many of them look the same so you can get lost here. Sometimes I meet the people who cannot find some particular house so I give direstion to them if I know.

Submitted by Aung Wai Phyo on Thu, 16/07/2020 - 09:26

Not working audio yet.

Submitted by Nwe on Wed, 15/07/2020 - 15:12

Dear team, I can't listen the audio.

Hello Nwe,

I'm afraid our audio content is not working due to a temporary technical problem. We are working to resolve it as quickly as we can, and apologize for the inconvenience.

Please check again in a few hours or tomorrow.




The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by fahri on Tue, 14/07/2020 - 16:33

Dear team. Why i can not listen the audio??

Hello fahri,

There is a technical problem with our audio. I'm sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for telling us. We are working on a solution and hopefully the audio will be working soon.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Tea

Submitted by Dastenova Firuza on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 18:23

As there are many new constructions in our country, it isn't difficult to get lost. When I walk in the street, many peopla ask me the ways to banks, hospitals etc. I sometimes encounter foreigners and I feel happy about answering in English. It is such a pleasure for me.

Submitted by Maria C on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 15:29

It´s easy to get lost in my city and of course I have given some instructions people on how to get to your place of interest so I give you directions with the name of the main streets and the turns or what to do, mentioning some references.