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

Mikel

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Pre-intermediate: A2

Submitted by Kaktus on Thu, 02/04/2020 - 10:43

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Hello, I communicate with friends using a messenger. Sometimes I call them.

Submitted by Daudau0601 on Wed, 01/04/2020 - 16:28

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i usually use facebook, messenger or instagram to contact with my friend. I have started this course for 6 days and i really like it, its so useful for me while i have to leave school because of COVID19. i hope that this course will help me improve my English skill especially listening skill.

Submitted by OlaIELTS on Tue, 31/03/2020 - 15:46

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I did most of my plans with friends using social media such as Facebook, sending an e-mail, making phone calls and so on.

Submitted by HBELL on Sun, 29/03/2020 - 21:46

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Hi evrybody , i usually use whatssap or facebook to contact my friends sometimes i call them

Submitted by Nguyen Thao on Sat, 28/03/2020 - 10:10

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hi every body. covid19 virus are apeared in many country, now we need stay at home and connect to my friend by social network, sharing verified informations, beautiful pictures and join challenges likes do exercise, reading books...to help each other feel stay at home is very interesting.

Submitted by cuneyt on Mon, 23/03/2020 - 23:40

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Hi everyone, I didn't enter in this website for 6-7 months. I really miss here. I smell this websites and this is perfect. After that I always be here. I loves britishcouncil family

Hello cuneyt

Welcome back! We're glad to see you again.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Dentdoc on Tue, 17/03/2020 - 20:18

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Hello everyone! I usually call my friend and we decide together what we are going to do.

Submitted by Milena Lucero … on Tue, 17/03/2020 - 12:46

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Hello everyone, I usually use WhatsApp to talk to my friends and meet. I'm learning English, I appreciate if anyone can correct my grammar!!!

Submitted by kyawkyawnaing on Sun, 15/03/2020 - 07:30

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Hello Everyone, I was started learning english online course two week ago. It was great to have online course to avoid any risk since COVID-19 is in everywhere now. Keep safe study online. Have fun!

Submitted by Caterina Siligardi on Fri, 13/03/2020 - 15:24

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Hello everyone. I often schedule meetings with my friends with phone calls. It is the fastest way of communicating for people who live in the same city.

Submitted by Sergei Baskakov on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 17:32

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Hi everyone! I usually use social networks such as VK, Instagram and Facebook to chat with my friends.

Submitted by Cassie on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 21:23

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Hi, I always use whatssap for communication with my friends

Submitted by Cassie on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 21:13

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Hello everyone I’m new here

Submitted by melychst on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 20:23

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Hi, I use Viber app in Ukraine for plans.

Submitted by seco on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 11:49

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Ok here is my turn. İ usually choose watsapp but sometimes e mail is more useful for me . Watsapp is an app that use it for my daily life to contact my friends. İ dont like to talk someone on the phone. İ should have been a writer :)

Submitted by seco on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 11:39

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Hello everyone, i am form Turkey which is the best country in the world. İ am here because of my English level. İ need more to improve it. İ need to grammer, vocabulary, speaking and writing :) Please help me.

Submitted by Alaa Basha on Fri, 14/02/2020 - 14:28

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I prefer to use a call for I make sure he gets the message and information about meeting.

Submitted by siciidgaagaale on Fri, 14/02/2020 - 14:14

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i usually make plans with meeting for example last night ,i met my friend Qube ,we were planing how to improve writing especial mine . he works for organisation called reliefe he is much more better then me at English skills . He gave alot of advices consider the methods that i can enhence my writing.the tips that he gave me to increas my level of writing including >to buy a hand writing book >to write about something everyday even illusion .

Submitted by DaPo on Tue, 11/02/2020 - 03:01

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I generally send e-mail if I know that the people will read it. However, often these days I need to send via SMS or Facebook Messenger.

Hello Kemo

I'm afraid our House rules do not allow our users to share personal information (such as Facebook account names) on LearnEnglish. This is for legal reasons.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Magedelabd on Tue, 04/02/2020 - 05:19

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I always communicate with my friends using the what is up application.

Submitted by MaryaSun on Thu, 30/01/2020 - 14:13

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i usually make plans with my friends by text messages and sometimes, when i don'have lot of time, i send them a vocal message. My friends and i prefer these 2 ways , so we rarely call each others. for example, i call them only if i need to tell them an urgent news

Submitted by Giahaitruong on Thu, 30/01/2020 - 10:21

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I usually make plans by messenger or by phone calls. Sometimes, we often do it in a cafe.

Submitted by Dariusz on Wed, 22/01/2020 - 02:32

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I usually make plans with my friend by messenger, sms or call phones. Sometimes we use another way like apps.

Submitted by Tambur on Mon, 20/01/2020 - 12:20

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I usually use Whatsapp when I send messege with my friends

Submitted by raul.villa on Sat, 18/01/2020 - 04:38

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I think that whatsapp has been changed our lifes . Now our planning is brief. I just remember when i phoned to my friends by fixed number.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Sat, 11/01/2020 - 13:52

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I usually have a relationship with my friends by email, phone, mobile. I use Telegram and WhatsApp to plan with them.

Submitted by tvo69 on Fri, 10/01/2020 - 16:03

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I often use email or phone calls to make plans with friends.

Submitted by mosab_fcb on Tue, 07/01/2020 - 13:06

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I use messenger and whatsapp to plan with my friends

Submitted by Zainab Sheikh on Sun, 05/01/2020 - 05:10

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I don't like using E-mail to plan with friends. I like to plan with friends via whatsapp or messenger.

Submitted by Ditsy on Thu, 26/12/2019 - 12:13

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I usually use Telegram messenger. Seldom I use the WhatsApp. I call my parents. Also, I use calls when I use services. I like messengers because this is an especially simple and comfortable method of communication.

Submitted by Magedelabd on Thu, 26/12/2019 - 11:27

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I make plans with friends by using the what is up application .

Submitted by laratauan on Fri, 20/12/2019 - 12:29

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I do plans with friends only by message I just do never use the email or phone call with friends, only at work or something serious. The reason why I act like that is simple: they also doesn't feel comfortable talking by phone calls or don't would answer me back fast as they must do if it had been written in a smarphone app simple message.

Submitted by Tutor Ashraful on Thu, 19/12/2019 - 04:20

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Making plan is very important thing in our life. And for doing this, we need good understanding about the thing we are going to plan. So, I usually make plans with my friends face to face. But he or she is out of my area and not able to come to me at that time, I do it via phone call or messenger or whatsapp.

Submitted by Florius on Thu, 28/11/2019 - 08:32

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Hi can u be my frend?

Submitted by ismail juma on Mon, 18/11/2019 - 09:45

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I do make discussions with friends face to face and sometimes by phone, because I don't like using E-mail too much unless in official matters.

Submitted by Nilar Htun on Mon, 18/11/2019 - 08:36

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Hello!, I usually make the plan with my friends via phone.

Submitted by Bums on Sat, 16/11/2019 - 06:54

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It depends the plan,if it urgent I prefer call other way I text by wthatsapp or messenger.

Submitted by Rasoul Bayani on Thu, 14/11/2019 - 11:59

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As most of my friends are usually use social aplication like whatsapp or telegram, I preffer to make plan with them by this way. It's more comfortable and more effectively.

Submitted by Manoji Jayatilleke on Wed, 13/11/2019 - 15:13

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I normally use phone calls to make plans with my friends. I love to have gatherings with friends.

Submitted by Rodrigo Andres on Thu, 31/10/2019 - 23:28

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I usually make plans with my friends by whatsapp

Submitted by Rosalind Wang on Tue, 22/10/2019 - 08:52

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I usually use the line app to contact with my friends. It is very convenient for me to contact them immediately.

Submitted by Abdulmoati on Sat, 21/09/2019 - 22:37

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I usually make plans with friends on my own number and WhatsApp

Submitted by Rita9000 on Tue, 17/09/2019 - 11:47

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Hi! I usually make plan by phone

Submitted by Ii Lee on Mon, 02/09/2019 - 07:15

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Hello.I usually make plans with my friends by Wechat which is very popury app in Chain.
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