A message to a new friend

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 ubaid332 on Mon, 27/05/2024 - 06:31


How do you make plans with friends? Email, messenger, phone calls or another way?

I usually make plans with my friends on phone call or WhatsApp. Last time, I plan with my friend to go together in my home city so I called him but his number was off so I left the message on WhatsApp. When he checked his phone, he replied me that I was slept and that's why I could not accepted your call. After that, we made a plan and decide the time and place and enjoy that trip well.

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Submitted by ZarNiAung on Mon, 20/05/2024 - 15:26


There is a lot of ways to make plans with my friends in nowadays. But I usually text to my friends by using some social media apps that is used to send not important thing like trip plan or some meeting.  

Submitted by piter on Mon, 13/05/2024 - 15:49


I usually contact with my friends and family by facebook messenger or zalo. If we have plan a trip, we make group chat on messenger to discuss about timeline and what activities that we will do in the trip. I think it is the simple way to keep contact with each other.

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Submitted by k_haung on Tue, 30/04/2024 - 14:48


When we got a plan to go on a trip or to go shopping, we usually ccontact each other from Facebook messenger.If we have a really big plan and so many of my friends are also going to join, then we make a group chat in messenger. The reason I chose messenger is because most of my friends use Facebook and it's so convenience like text messages, voice mail and video call.  

Submitted by prostars on Tue, 23/04/2024 - 04:29


When I make plans with my friends I prefer to communicate with them by message from the WhatsApp application, however, sometimes it is easier for us to communicate by call, this way it is not complicated for us to agree and we can even ask our parents for permission in a simpler way.

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Submitted by Jetzabel on Tue, 23/04/2024 - 00:14


How do you make plans with friends? Email, messenger, phone calls or another way?

To make plans with my friends we usually organize ourselves by talking in person but also by message, to see the place and time.

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Submitted by Dina Sen on Tue, 16/04/2024 - 23:26


for me, I prefer using WhatsApp for my daily conversation with my friends or my family because I find it very helpful and practical for simple communications.

Submitted by Phoe Ag on Tue, 16/04/2024 - 05:23


The way we use to make a plan is that we make a group by messenger and then talk each other there the detail procedure what we will do. If it is not good enough , conference call or meeting somewhere in person will be. 

Submitted by mervesert on Thu, 28/03/2024 - 21:28


Generally, we text messages to each other.

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Submitted by CanVD11 on Thu, 21/03/2024 - 07:18


How do you make plans with friends? Email, messenger, phone calls or another way?

I frequently use Facebook messages or Zalo to make plans with my friends. It is a useful tool and the perfect social media, where you can text, and follow my daily friend activities, it especially has many convenient functions: group creation, and expressing your emotions to friend status. But in an urgent situation, I call them directly by phone