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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Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2

Submitted by mech_mech on Mon, 26/10/2020 - 16:44

I often use Viber application or Facebook to contact my friend.it's useful for communication and free.so I like social media application because it's make communication easy and faster. And for communicatio serious like a job i prefer to use email as it formal

Submitted by altair28 on Sun, 25/10/2020 - 03:42

if im in a good place for having a dinner or just talk i call my friend but if i had time i send a message and plan all for the day i really love to hang out whit my friends

Submitted by alexiaimogen on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 06:05

Mostly, I use SNS for making appointments with my friends, but sometimes when I already meet with them, I always talk about when is their free time to plan about the next meeting.

Submitted by Ruby on Sat, 17/10/2020 - 08:29

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

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Mon, 12/10/2020 - 15:18

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

Submitted by habibao.medo on Thu, 08/10/2020 - 12:36

we make our plans through messages

Submitted by Lilly098 on Thu, 08/10/2020 - 04:24

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.

Submitted by togrul01 on Tue, 06/10/2020 - 13:44

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.

Submitted by shelly on Fri, 18/09/2020 - 10:36

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.

Submitted by sonjoy on Mon, 14/09/2020 - 06:17

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. Thanks

Submitted by mauld on Tue, 08/09/2020 - 01:41

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

Submitted by wahbi on Mon, 07/09/2020 - 18:24

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.

Submitted by Ghaith on Mon, 07/09/2020 - 16:40

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

Submitted by Roblox on Sun, 06/09/2020 - 15:40

The easiest to make a plan with friends is with a messenger.

Submitted by AlenZ on Tue, 25/08/2020 - 18:31

I personally prefer using messengers for work and communication.

Submitted by HeinHtetKyaw on Mon, 24/08/2020 - 21:57

I have saved the photos of my friends and me. I missed them very much I've been too long seeing them.

Submitted by Faheem Khan on Sun, 23/08/2020 - 10:22

when me and my friends want to go anywhere or to met eachother or anything. we can communicate on wattsapp and phone to everyone. firtly we decide plan on wattsapp and phone or a facebook group after that we arrange one physical meeting. in that meeting we discuss the merits and demerits of that plan. and we should provide responsibility of everyone. and then we decide a day and place of event to where we together and make fun. so simply we have that plan thats it.

Submitted by c.lopes23 on Thu, 20/08/2020 - 10:47

In general, I send them a message

Submitted by Rinaa on Fri, 14/08/2020 - 20:58

Usually, I use Whats app to communicate with my friends. Its a convenience and practical app which we can use to create group of friends and to discuss our plans. The app is safe, free and also we can make calls through it. But when it comes to big planes, I prefer to make it in real meetings. Example of the lesson. Hi Rona, It was nice to meet you last month on the workshop. How was the rest of your trip? Did you catch the flight to Tirana on time? Hope you got home safely, that day the weather changed in an unexpected way and that made me worried about you. But the travel went perfect and it couldn’t be as good without you. You are friendly, fun and you know how to spread positivity. I just moved to my new office and I didn’t adapt yet. But the area seems to be fulfilled with expensive restaurants, coffee, and shops. What can I say about new colleagues, they are all serious and full committed in they work. Maybe one day you can come and visit me, I would love you to show the Prishtina, especially during the end of the year. I will attach you some photos of Us, in London… It was something to keep in our memories forever. Please send me back any other photos you have of that night. I wanted to ask you about your phone number, next month I will come to Tirana for a doctor check-up, I would love to meet you for lunch if you have free time for me. Best

Submitted by Cyrus Kiran on Mon, 10/08/2020 - 10:46

I make plan with my friends mostly on messenger and phone.Usually , we used to group chat room on messenger.And, then we make discussion about our plan.

Submitted by Hussein Alattas on Wed, 29/07/2020 - 14:38

How do you make plans with friends? Email, messenger, phone calls or another way? Sometimes when i want to make a plan with my friend i contact with him on Social media or make a phone call and often SMS

Submitted by Mirei Honda on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 14:29

I use SNS mainly to make a plans with my friends. I usually send messages to each other on LINE. However, there are times when I want to intact by looking at your face or listening to your voice. At that time, I use Zoom and Google Meet. It is easy to understand your feeling with the expression and voice tone of the other person. Also, I now can't meet my friends at all because of the COVID-19. So I feel that I have more opportunities to use Zoom since this year. I hope I can meet friends at university and talk about various things as soon as possible.
I usually use WhatsApp to text my friends to plan are any thing else because start is easier than all other applications

Submitted by Bekhruz on Sat, 18/07/2020 - 17:17

I usually make my plans with my friends by telegramm or phone calls. It's better to meet anyway.

Submitted by Jerome NR on Fri, 17/07/2020 - 05:42

thanks for this lesson ;)

Submitted by syah on Wed, 15/07/2020 - 12:58

I usually use social media apps when I wanna make plans with my friends, because nowadays social media is very popular. The apps that I use are WhatsApp, Instagram, and LINE. Using social media is very helpful. They can make group chats, even group video call.

Submitted by Hennadii on Mon, 13/07/2020 - 09:19

I don't know why but, actually, I prefer messages, not calls. Honestly, I have no idea why I use this type of connection more. So if I want to make plans with friends I text them via Viber. By the way, if you have to arrange a group meeting, groupmates reunion, for example, it's quite handy to create a group in Viber to chat with everybody all while. Of course, if you need to arrange your meeting urgently or you have to change your plans the phone call is the best solution, because your friends rather hear a phone ring than the message's short sound.

Submitted by Maria C on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 14:03

I usually make plans through phone calls or use some social network, especially Instagram, Facebook. or WhatsApp.

Submitted by gabobardales90 on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 18:40

I think a good reading for us. I hope to improve every day with exercises. Thanks!!!

Submitted by Suellen Esteves on Mon, 06/07/2020 - 21:05

I make plans with my friends through the Whatssap app

Submitted by Dastenova Firuza on Sat, 04/07/2020 - 16:44

I usually make plans by telegtamm and phone calls

Submitted by sillymom on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 21:45

I usually make plans by LINE.sometimes when I hang out with some friends we make up plans in person.I'm from Japan and I see lots people in Japan or some east asia countries users making up plans via LINE.ans another people using WhatsApp.so interesting! ;)

Submitted by Onur on Tue, 30/06/2020 - 19:31

I usually make plans via phone calls with my friends because I find that way convenient. If I can not reach them, I type to them on watsapp.

Submitted by joshnamep on Fri, 26/06/2020 - 09:15

Internet is very popular nowaday beside many social networks: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter for example. We even use typical phone call and mails less than before. So when my friends and I want to make a plan hanging out together, we will have a chatting group on facebook and we can comfortably do video call as well. It is so convenient.

Submitted by eshan.saif on Thu, 25/06/2020 - 16:00

I usually like to make plans with my friends meeting them directly. But now I use the online platform such as Facebook messenger and skype to make plans with my friends in this pandemic situation like Covid-19.

Submitted by casssioesousa on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 16:50

I often send messages for my friends through social medias.

Submitted by Yamin Thitsar on Sat, 20/06/2020 - 15:54

I usually make plan with friends by using messenger because they mostly uses facebook and messenger.It's also popular app.Sometime I calls them from messenger so I don't have to pay for many hours.

Submitted by Seina Tsuchiya on Thu, 18/06/2020 - 15:30

I usually make plans with my friends by LINE. With LINE, We can easily send messages, photos and location information. Also, we can use it anytime, anywhere. It is OK to reply at any time we like. In addition, Most of my friends have his app installed. LINE makes it easy to create groups, so it is useful when planning with a large number of people. Sometimes I use Instagram or Twitter DM, but I personally think that LINE is easier to use .

Submitted by Rafa on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 16:18

I normally to have meeting with friends use messenger .

Submitted by Anna Bubnova on Sun, 14/06/2020 - 11:44

I generally make plans using Telegram messenger just because it's quite popular among my friends and other people surrounded me. It has all necessary features to ease the planning.

Submitted by Dilnoza Sulaymonova on Fri, 12/06/2020 - 08:08

I usually make plans with my collegues by telegram. It is easy way to send message and reply.

Submitted by MUHAMMAD YOUNUS on Tue, 09/06/2020 - 06:35

Sometimes, I used WhatsApp for making a plan, and sometimes I used Phone calls because not everyone has been used the internet.

Submitted by vibimelia on Mon, 08/06/2020 - 13:01

I usually use WhatsApp to plan something with my friends. its kinda simple to use, and so comfortable if we want to start a phone call or video call. We rarely use LINE, but its one of aplication that many people will use it for their buisness.

Submitted by Suzuha on Mon, 08/06/2020 - 05:57

These days, I usually make plans with friends by LINE. I could not meet anyone and leave my home in April because of coronavirus. So, I tried to get my motivated by making some plans to play basketball, go shopping and have dinner with friends. LINE is the best useful application for me to communicate with them.

Submitted by Shaista on Wed, 03/06/2020 - 08:14

We usually make plan in college ..especially during weekend .....in my opinion I prefer to WhatsApp and phone call.....coz they faster then other resources....we check it daily....but now we're stuck at home due ti covid 19 ......

Submitted by omanov on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 03:41

In many cases, I use the Internet and email, it’s convenient and practical, you can work with e-mail everywhere and always and there are almost no restrictions, but lately communication via telegram messenger has become more and more popular, so at this time to communicate with my friends or with My colleagues at work, I mainly use email and telegrams, and of course the phone is very important in terms of saving time, I wish everyone good luck

Submitted by Shoma Tateishi on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 08:42

I usually make plans with my friends by LINE. Most of my friends use this app. I think it is very useful app to talk friends. Traditional apps could only send text, but LINE can also send voice messages,stamps,and pictures. I can also call for free on LINE. It is very convenient for discussions because I don't have to pay for hours to talk. However, the important thing to note is that I'm not talking face to face. Since I'm not talking directly, there is a possibility that I may hurt someone by an unexpected word. I try to be careful when interacting with people through electronic devices.

Submitted by Re on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 07:34

I especially use LINE when making plans with my friends. Because I can send messages easily. By using LINE, we send messages, photos and maps for free and right away so it's easy for us to make plans. Furthermore, we can call for free. In this way, we can fell free to contact friends. On the other hand, we should be careful when using LINE. It is that we consider the feelings of the other person. Sometimes, we misunderstand the feelings of the other person because we cannot see the other person's facial expression.

Submitted by Yuki on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 05:41

I usually make plans with my friends by LINE. My friends are all use it, and I can easily send a message to my friends. And it can make groups, so I can talk with many friends. Another good point about this app is that it's free to use. For these reasons, I usually use LINE when making plans with my friends.

Submitted by Akemi Matsumoto on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 05:40

These days I only use LINE when I want to make plans with a friend. That is because for me, that is the most convenient social media to contact people. When I was in high school, I also use to have contact with my friends by social media like Instagram, Twitter and so on. But now that I am a university student and I am busy doing my homework, I stop using almost all social media like them. Despite I do not have much problems to contact my friends using LINE, I want this pandemic end soon and we can meet our friends face to face.
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