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 amal3535 on Sat, 20/08/2022 - 18:28


It's easy to get to my house but I always give my friends directions

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Thu, 18/08/2022 - 10:46


Yes, it is not difficult to find my house, I always need to give instruction my friends who visited my home. I have to pick them up in bus stop or places where they arrived near my home.

Submitted by Noval on Tue, 09/08/2022 - 15:01


It is easy to get lost in my town, but I never lost myself.

Submitted by Aciredef66 on Tue, 02/08/2022 - 17:56


I live in a small town, near the center. It's a medieval town. Getting lost in its little ancient streets could be very funny but you can't because it isn't a large town.

Submitted by betty82 on Tue, 02/08/2022 - 03:22


Yes, many times, people get lost in my city, because it's very big and little signpost. I have given a few times directions to people, but I don't locate them well on the streets and motorways.

Submitted by najib.oulhouch on Sun, 24/07/2022 - 21:58


i leave in medium town, but near to my house you you found multiple building and a lot of streets, also a people whose sell a things.
for me it's easy to found my house, however my friends get a hours to found it.

Submitted by Capt_hejazi on Fri, 22/07/2022 - 12:47


Yes all of the guests they lost when visited me because my town it’s wide and the maps didn’t work in my country so that’s one of reasons here but by the way I feel comfortable when I help people

Submitted by badboyzz on Mon, 27/06/2022 - 12:18


Yes it is easy to get lost in my town because My town is so crowded and wide. I sometimes gives directions to visitors.I love help to visitors.I think Every people have to visit to Turkey.Because İt has amazing culture and hıstorical area.

Submitted by Mohamed Ahmed … on Sat, 25/06/2022 - 12:31


right now is difficult to get lost in my territory cause there is a technological aid which help to get the right directions and car's driver those like a Google map but in the land

Submitted by mohamed nady on Sat, 11/06/2022 - 07:31


Yes, a lot of times cause i live in big city with every day improvement on roads with a lot of changing and a lot of new bridges. Government trying to solve jam problem and crowded streets when i get lost i use google maps to find my way, yes, i described a route to a visitor i tried to be simple and direct