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 robertomm on Thu, 17/08/2023 - 01:24


If you come to my house you can take the bus from metro normal; you have to take the bus that says wallmart or plan de san luis.
After taking the bus you have to get down in the corner from Av. Cuitlahuac and Av. Plan de San Luis. After that you have to cross
the Av. Cuitlahuac and turn to the left walk 15 meters and turn to the right until you see the building No. 15. There's my apartment

Submitted by LDT_VN on Wed, 26/07/2023 - 14:42


This website is so great. If you are in need of a website to practice listening to English, choose this website

Submitted by RuggeDel on Sat, 15/07/2023 - 04:03


If you came for first time to my city maybe you get lost. But currently it is usually that people use their mobile phone to find a place.
In my case I've helped many times to people when they've asked me. I have no problem with that 'cause I know very well my city.

if its your first time maybe but my home is near the road and its easy to give instruction on my phone than they come directly into my home

Submitted by Alshujairi on Wed, 12/07/2023 - 07:42


No, it is not easy to lose in my town but some time, I forget directions as a result to crowded.

Submitted by taymor on Sun, 02/07/2023 - 12:35


It's not easy to get lost in my country if I have the address and use grab app. But if I use bus or drive myself I will get lost to a place I have ever been.

Submitted by mjbogarin on Sat, 24/06/2023 - 05:29


It depends, my city has the signs can guide people, but sometimes it can be difficult because my city is one of the largest in my country.

On the other hand, yes, I have guided people in my city.... The woman had to go to the university and I remember I showed her Google Maps to see how many streets she had to go.

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Fri, 16/06/2023 - 17:05


I don't remember but if I had given directions to any visitor it was too long time ago. Nowadays, everybory use their phones with navigation apps to find the way somewhere

Exactly, it's what happens whenever I go where first time! I'm not good in the directions for myself or for describing them to other people😅

Submitted by Sarah Soeiro on Fri, 16/06/2023 - 14:28


Yeah, it's very easy to get lost in my city. The streets and avenue are so strange and the neighboards are a big messy. If you'll come to here bring a GPS with yourself.
No I never give directions, because I never know where I am.