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A message to a new friend

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

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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




Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


Usually I make plans with my friends trough messages in social media, DM in insta or whatsapp

I usually make the plans with my friend by calling phone and often by messaging or sometimes, by sending email.

we make our plans through messages

I usually make plans via messenger as it is more convenient than phone call or emails. For example, in messenger, you can text the details such as date, time, place and the relevant web link at any time. Moreover, you can add the plan to the calendar in phone and set a reminder. That is why I use messenger for planning with people.

I often use What's app applications when I messaging with my friends. In my opinion, this application is very useful and free. By the way, I used to Facebook messenger but it was not good for me. Maybe, Gmail is better than the Facebook messenger.

For friends I choose to use social media apps to discuss plans because it is more faster to respond and more convinient. While for my colleagues especially business commuciation I choose to use email as it is formal and serious.

Well, I always prefer to use social media namely messenger,viber, whatsup,imo instead of using phone calls and emails because it is more convenient and the quickest way of communication.However,most of my friends and colleagues they are living foreign country for their job purpose and permanent residence purpose. I usually talk with them once week using these types of medium and seems to me incredible only using little bit megabyte we can talk with one another spontaneously.By making video call we can see each other and know the culture of the specific country.

I often talk my friends on messenger. It's allow me send emoji, text, image, video,... very easy. It's utilities.

when i was visit china i met my best friend her name is Lutfia she is so kind women i was sent to her a message as the following

hi dear friend

how are you ? it was pretty nice to meet you in China at ICT class , how was the rest of your trip ? did you meet your parent please say hi to them , i hope you got home to Dushanbe ( capital of tajikistan).
anyway i have a document about the ITEC courses, i am going to be start my work in one week, i moved from mumbai just las month , the company is pretty nice and the guys whom will be my colleagues are very respect i met a little of them is not all as they said to me, the location is perfect and the weather is so beautiful there are lots islamic restaurants , mosque and park in the area , there are also a public transport , we are near to the Mahaba station , maybe you can come and see them one day, especially in the autumn , you said you have never see one separated season you will see lots rain and the waters are decline from the mountains ,
here are photos of you , aisha ,amr , and me at the park ,remember ! when you wet your clothes,! crazy , that was a so fun day, good memories

please send me any other photos you have of that days,

please give me your Twitter account to contact you.

I use WhatsApp or social media apps to arrange meeting with my friend . I use email only for formal message which I use to send and receive with my job