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 HAIBINH on Sat, 31/08/2019 - 03:51

I discuss with my friend about our plans or trips via messenger or message. Sometimes we call by app. If we have not wifi or 3G we call by phone.

Submitted by Yersaiyn on Wed, 28/08/2019 - 11:03

I usually use whatsapp and phone calls for make plans with my friends

Submitted by drphungmanhtien on Fri, 23/08/2019 - 03:16

I ussually use messenger or email to send and chat something with my friend. It is more cheaper than using postal. Last week, I send a letter with some postal stamps to my friend, who lives in Poland. The price for post is very expensive. Nice to make friend with all of you for learning English.

Submitted by Caterina Siligardi on Thu, 22/08/2019 - 17:50

Hi,everyone. Usually, I make plans with my friends over the phone, or I send messages on Messenger. Good evening everybody!

Submitted by TP on Sun, 11/08/2019 - 04:07

Hello! Here in my country, social media such as Facebook is so popular, so using that kind of media is so easy to make plans for meetings, get togethers and picnics.

Submitted by randyjay on Sun, 11/08/2019 - 04:05

Hello Everyone, I usualy use messnger to communicate with my friends, But sometime use whatsapp and email To send documents to my frinds

Submitted by berdimuratovmarat on Sat, 10/08/2019 - 10:31

Hello. When communicating with friends, I use all kinds of communication methods, such as a phone call, social networks, email, instant messengers.

Submitted by Anastasia Laza… on Sun, 04/08/2019 - 17:16

Usually I use Viber or Skype for writing messanges to my friends. Then, I make a call to my friends.

Submitted by Abdelkarim benimoun on Wed, 31/07/2019 - 08:24

I usually make plans with my frinds by using whatsapp and facebook or calls

Submitted by Praveen kumar on Mon, 29/07/2019 - 15:37

I usually make phone calls and connect with my friends then we discuss and finally we put a plan together.another way is to directly meet them make a correct plan.

Submitted by alihos79 on Sun, 28/07/2019 - 14:33

i usually send message on whatsapp. it's only for start a plan. next step call to him/her for detailed our plan.

Submitted by Winterson on Fri, 26/07/2019 - 23:52

In my job, I usually send emails for teachers, unfortunately the other persons don´t check email address; this is complicated...

Submitted by ayusisi on Tue, 23/07/2019 - 05:40

I make a plan with my friends by app messengers like Whatsapp or line but sometimes using social media chat like Instagram or facebook. Actually depends on which app we connected as a friends

Submitted by Jamileh on Mon, 15/07/2019 - 08:52

I always use phone call and never use email

Submitted by whnamza on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:18

I usually get in touch with my friends using messages from social networks (a lot of people call it WhatsApp) or phone calls.

Submitted by Bukat Sasha on Tue, 09/07/2019 - 20:00

Hi. I always use my phone by Vaiber or Whatspp to call my frends. I work in abroad and don't have another way to communication with my frends.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Mon, 08/07/2019 - 22:04

It depends. If It' a matter of simple meeting, I make plans by whatsapp; but, otherwise, I use email or phone calls.

Submitted by popo1011 on Wed, 03/07/2019 - 10:01

Hi Eli How is going? the last time I saw you in Tehran, 3 weeks goes on. is your trip to Yazd good? I intend to come to Yazd next month. I love to see its Antiquities. I taking a room in a hotel for 3 nights and I would like to be with together. I send a photo of us in the zoo of Tehran by Telegram.enjoy it and remember our best memories. see you soon. popo

Submitted by popo1011 on Wed, 03/07/2019 - 09:38

I prefer to call up my friends but sometimes that I am busy, I leave a message for them.

Submitted by chris-kutte on Wed, 03/07/2019 - 07:43

I prefer to make plans with my friends by WhatsApp or personal if we see each other. Sometimes we use the phone to make a call.

Submitted by NoorullahHamidi1 on Sun, 23/06/2019 - 06:18

Who would like conversation with me, I think we can improve our English conversation with together.

Hello NoorullahHamidi1

I'm afraid our House rules won't allow you or other users to share the personal information you would need to contact each other. I'd suggest you check our Facebook page, where there is also a large community of users and I expect you could find someone there.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Wahiba on Mon, 10/06/2019 - 17:43

I use a phone but I prefer writing, I send a lot of messages to my friends and my family to talk about or to plan something. Last month I sent a brochure to 3 friends about a trip by cruise around a north of Europe in orther to program our holidays in August.

Submitted by mtalebi on Sat, 01/06/2019 - 09:30

We use the phone call for almost all of the time, but sometimes we use SMS and whatsapp.

Submitted by berdimuratovmarat on Tue, 21/05/2019 - 12:46

get in touch with friends using social networks, email and using the phone

Submitted by Ahmadbassam on Fri, 17/05/2019 - 15:04

usually we make plans me and my friends by messenger and calls.

Submitted by Jocimar Rodrig… on Sat, 04/05/2019 - 12:32

I make plans with my friends throught whats app or when I meet them

Submitted by Alexandre Farinha on Mon, 22/04/2019 - 16:14

I have a question. I've read the text more than ten times and I could find where I was wrong. Task 2 "You said you have never seen snow" Mikel has never seen snow before. Incorrect True (X) False "Please give me your email address and I will send you the documents." Lucia wants to send Mikel some documents. Incorrect True (X) False Best Regards
Hello Alexandre Farinha, Remember that Mikel is writing to Lucia. It is Lucia who has never seen snow, not Mikel. He tells her that she will see lots when she goes to Berlin. And it is Mikel who will send the documents to Lucia, not the other way round. ~ Peter The LearnEnglish Team
He is not Lucia. The sender is Mike. Therefore, Lucia never been in a snow and never being sent an email before, I hope this will help you. With best regards,

Submitted by TetianaLucky on Tue, 09/04/2019 - 15:12

As usual i use phone, Viber or messenger, rare sms

Submitted by alexander.ivanovich on Fri, 05/04/2019 - 10:27

When I going to meet my friends, I call up them and we make arrangement.

Submitted by JK Baloch on Wed, 03/04/2019 - 15:27

Mostly we have used whatsapp's for communication.

Submitted by SULLE on Mon, 01/04/2019 - 19:57

We use to call each other

Submitted by Esther Chinwe on Thu, 28/03/2019 - 11:45

We make plans via whatsapp, calls and messenger

Submitted by andre.arruda on Sun, 24/03/2019 - 21:27

We always talk by Whatsapp

Submitted by YuliyaYenina on Sun, 24/03/2019 - 10:30

I prefer to use viber or email.

Submitted by Wendy Wendy on Thu, 21/03/2019 - 14:23

We're always used to send SMS, chat box and Viber.

Submitted by Edicita on Sun, 17/03/2019 - 03:35

Actually we use messenger

Submitted by ali aiad ali shanan on Fri, 08/03/2019 - 15:30

I make plans with friends by messenger, phone calls and the meeting.

Submitted by Mehmet BALCİ on Thu, 07/03/2019 - 06:26

Mehmet BALCİ We usually write each other with WhatsAPP also I always use emai for job. See You.

Submitted by ahfigueroa on Tue, 05/03/2019 - 23:34

I always send them a Whatsapp message

Submitted by Tetiana1 on Mon, 04/03/2019 - 21:24

We write on messenger or whatsapp.

Submitted by Lanigo on Mon, 25/02/2019 - 10:45

We always call up by phone.
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