A message to a new friend

Read a direct message on social media to practise and improve your reading skills. 


Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.

Reading text

Hi Lucia

How are you? It was so nice to meet you last week in Sydney at the sales meeting. How was the rest of your trip? Did you see any kangaroos? I hope you got home to Mexico City OK.

Anyway, I have the documents about the new Berlin offices. We're going to be open in three months. I moved here from London just last week. They are very nice offices, and the location is perfect. There are lots of restaurants, cafés and banks in the area. There's also public transport; we are next to an U-Bahn (that is the name for the metro here). Maybe you can come and see them one day? I would love to show you Berlin, especially in the winter. You said you have never seen snow – you will see lots here!

Here's a photo of you and me at the restaurant in Sydney. That was a very fun night! Remember the singing Englishman? Crazy! Please send me any other photos you have of that night. Good memories.

Please give me your email address and I will send you the documents.

Bye for now



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Submitted by Ibrahimyousef on Tue, 22/11/2022 - 13:29


I often make plans with my friend use call phone and apps include: email and messengers.

Submitted by selcukk00 on Mon, 21/11/2022 - 12:04


I prefer mostly apps. I don't use e-mail to send messages to someone. Actually, apps provide you with convenience more than e-mail platforms. I used to once when we were in the pandemic. I used to communicate with our teachers at university. Those times were seriously hard for us.

Submitted by jmajo on Fri, 11/11/2022 - 13:27


I usually make plans with my friends by phone calls or text messages, I rarely use emails to make them. Although I prefer to use phone calls or to make them in person, not always it’s easy to find some of them free, so in some cases I use text messages to make plans with those friends.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!!

Submitted by Eman Samir on Sun, 06/11/2022 - 20:01


I usually make plans with my friends through Facebook or WhatsApp Messenger or a phone call, especially if I want a quick reply. Our plans are things like going to a cafe and have a cup of coffee or a meal together. Sometimes, we love to see a movie or take a long walk in a quiet street.

Submitted by Lucy Nguyen on Thu, 27/10/2022 - 18:29


I usually make a plan with my friends through social network, such as Messenger or Zalo. Because all of us are friends on social network, so we have created the mutual group to chat and contact each other. It's quite faster and easy when we want to have plan for something. But in some emergency situations, we will call to talk.

Submitted by NF_00 on Thu, 06/10/2022 - 10:51


Hello everybody. Usually, i make a call to my friend or write to them in social network, but prefer calls. Call is beter than text, i think, because you can hear the voice of your friend and he or she give the answer right now, you dont need wait for answer.

Submitted by Alina Homicenko on Wed, 21/09/2022 - 13:47


Usually we just text each other. Its simpler and fast. We have our chat and there we discuss plans on the week. I don’t like to call people, I feel anxious. If I have something important to say, I just write with big letters haha.

Submitted by GlnzPar on Tue, 13/09/2022 - 16:19


my friends and I usually use what's app to contact and make plans, but I prefer to make the call if I have an important or effective plan.

Submitted by BW on Thu, 01/09/2022 - 13:23


I usually contact my friends through WhatsApp, but when I intend to make effective plans, I rather prefer to call them.

Submitted by Odalis Perea on Tue, 23/08/2022 - 22:02


My friends and I make plans trough Whatsapp