An invitation to a party

Listen to some phone messages with directions to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.


Automated message: You have two new messages. Message number one, received today at 3.45 p.m.

Hi, it's me. How's it going? I guess you're at work and you don't have your phone on, right? First of all, thank you, THANK YOU for the birthday card and message. I received it this morning. That's so nice of you. I'm organising a little party for my birthday. It's nothing very big – only a few of my best and closest friends. That means you too! We're going to have it at my cousin's house. She lives in the countryside in a nice big house with a swimming pool. I'd love to see you there. It's going to be this Friday. I'll send you the instructions on how to get there later, OK? 

Anyway, have fun at work. Don't work too hard, OK? Talk soon.

Automated message: You have two new messages. Message number two, received today at 5.15 p.m.

Aw, you're still not answering your phone! OK, here are the instructions to get to my cousin's house for the party. Are you going to take your car? If you take the car, drive straight on Forest Road until you get to the motorway. Drive past Brownsville and take exit 13A. That's 13A. You drive down the road there and turn left. It's the first big house on the right. OK? If you're taking a bus, you can get the number 80 to Brownsville. Call me when you get there and somebody can pick you up in a car. I can't wait. This is going to be so great!

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f.agadr 提交于 周一, 04/11/2019 - 11:54

f.agadr The speaker has a lovely voice. I have completed the following lessons of an invitation to a party. The level that I choose was pre intermediate A2
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Rafaela1 提交于 周三, 23/10/2019 - 19:00

Whenever I come across curved roads in town, suddently I lose my sense of direction...
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Asliayan 提交于 周二, 22/10/2019 - 12:49

indeed, I'm sure I will get my expectation regards this English learn

ikmalzulkifli 提交于 周四, 03/10/2019 - 06:08

This is harder than what I expected but to be honest it was good .
In my city you can not miss it because it is very small. I have never given instructions to get anywhere.

abigail power 提交于 周四, 19/09/2019 - 09:16

i have completed the following lessons of changing plans, a morning briefing and an invitation to a party. the level that i choose was pre intermediate A2

abigail power 提交于 周四, 19/09/2019 - 09:05

i have completed the following lessons of an invitation to a party. the level that i choose was pre intermediate A2

dunstanmaringai 提交于 周四, 19/09/2019 - 08:16

this is nice for improving student listening skill

afieqahhh 提交于 周二, 17/09/2019 - 08:40

I loves listening to her talks and how she speaks in English.

amirahsyasya 提交于 周二, 17/09/2019 - 08:21

I have completed the following lessons of a student disscussion , a weather forecast and making a desicion . The level that I choose was Pre-intermediate A2 Listening

Raqueline Monteiro 提交于 周二, 03/09/2019 - 15:37

My city is bigger! Here we have many streets where you can lost. But, we always help who need a help. I gave instructions a lot of people, mainly in tourist places.
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Ahmad Bacha 提交于 周五, 30/08/2019 - 16:03

I live in small city, so, no one lost there, because the people there knows each others. When my friends comes from another city I tell them the directions in a correct way

Fudhol 提交于 周四, 29/08/2019 - 08:15

I think we dont really need the exact instructions to get to the place we are going to. Because nowadays, we have already had the gps-based application, such as gmaps, waze, and something like that which are able to get us to our destination. Even when it comes to remote area.
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Rafaela1 提交于 周一, 26/08/2019 - 13:07

I'm absolutely with no sense of direction. So I made up my mind to follow someone who has sense of geography, although I sometimes annoy others insisting a wong direction with certainty which has no reason! ⇦troublesome sort, isn't it?!
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Magedelabd 提交于 周六, 24/08/2019 - 16:51

I never got lost in my town . And sometimes I give directions to a visitors if I could .

OlgaBut 提交于 周日, 18/08/2019 - 08:28

My city isn't very big, but you can get lost if you,ve never been here earliar. Sometimes I've given directions to different places.
Yes. I often give directions to visitors. My hometown is a junction where three main roads join from the north, west and central part of the country. Although there is the new technology, many people get ask for directions here.

Toanrt 提交于 周三, 07/08/2019 - 04:23

Yes. I do that once, they lost in Hanoi and has no internet
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Caterina Siligardi 提交于 周四, 01/08/2019 - 15:18

Isn't difficult to find streets in my town, because I live in a little city . But sometimes it have happened someone has troubled for reaching my house, because that stays in a hide street.

Praveen kumar 提交于 周二, 16/07/2019 - 08:28

once I gave direction to a stranger when I was walking in the road,first the stranger ask me a address and I told him take the left and go's easy to guide them but sometimes I order food in online and the delivery guy ask my address in phone I guide him but again he ask and then he comes.

nikoslado 提交于 周日, 14/07/2019 - 18:42

Dear Team, referring to the Task 1,I think that both messages contain descriptions (a nice big house with a swimming pool-It's the first big house on the right),i.e.the view and location of the house.Am I right or not. Thanks again.

Hello nikoslado

I suppose so, but the first message is more descriptive, which is why the correct answer is Message 1.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

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TramVo 提交于 周日, 07/07/2019 - 05:33

My hometown is the countryside so easy to get lost if you first time to go there. because a lot of small roads, houses don't have the name, the direction not clearly on map ect. Yes, I had given them direction or pick them up at the big road. In another way, If I'm a visitor I so excited to learn how to find direction. You need to ask the local people, find the signal, understanding the culture the place you want to go ... all the way to get there. Something new you can explore. Sometimes if get lost is not a big problem, right? just my opinion.

Diana0419 提交于 周六, 06/07/2019 - 04:00

As a matter of fact, it is not very easy to get lost in the location where is near my house or be familiar to me. If someone asks me the direction, I will use Apple map to show them the correct information for help. By the way, it is very tough to give the 100 percentage correct direction to people.
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BRAHIM ABOULOUAFA 提交于 周二, 02/07/2019 - 12:29

now, with GPS we can't lost on the way !

Akram 提交于 周二, 25/06/2019 - 15:55

I think that my town is not big enough to lost your instructions, but if that happend, you should ask someone even gide you where you want. In addation , in my town , many of streets and roads are random.

César Árraga 提交于 周六, 15/06/2019 - 01:36

I think my town is not big enough, but a visitor who don't know it, they could be lost because there are a lot of small street that take you to different places. Yes, it is common for we can help to visitors, giving directions on how to get to a streets, avenues, squares, etc.

Setareh 提交于 周二, 28/05/2019 - 03:16

yes, it is. because Tehran is very big and despite a lot of directions in the city if you don't know the directions well. So certainly you get lost. No, I haven't.

Wahiba 提交于 周日, 26/05/2019 - 09:19

If you get lost in my town you’ll find someone who shows you the direction and propose to drive you to your place. I want to share with you my misadventure; last holidays my husband and me did a touristic circuit in Germany . We leave the Frankfurt airport we took a rental car and went to Erfurt ( the fist town to visite). The motorway is large and germen people respected the Highway Code it was easy to drive on it and we enjoyed the travel and the landscape intel arrived at night to the exit to the town. Suddenly there was no GPS no internet and we get lost in the city we tried to ask for help to the only person we saw, it was unsuccessful. Finally my husband went into a restaurant and asked someone to call a taxi for us. The taxi arrived we showed him the address and we followed him intel the hotel.

Ahmadbassam 提交于 周日, 19/05/2019 - 12:24

my town is small so you cannot lose in it , it has just one main street . yes i gave directions to my friends when they visited me in my house

Thura Aung 提交于 周日, 12/05/2019 - 05:39

It's a good for me. Thank you for free giving to learn.

thales 提交于 周日, 05/05/2019 - 23:25

Just thank you for the material
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Rafaela1 提交于 周六, 04/05/2019 - 14:03

Whenever I'm asked to givie directions by visitors, I smile inside, saying "How unlucky you are!"...cuz I'm a wrong person to ask directions!! ˘˘̥( ᵒ̴̶̷̥́ _ᵒ̴̶̷̣̥̀ )
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mtalebi 提交于 周六, 04/05/2019 - 06:53

I live in Shiraz, Iran. It's a big city and easy to get lost, but Google map and Waze make routing easy.

cittàutopica 提交于 周五, 03/05/2019 - 19:35

My town has one hundred thirty thousand inhabitants: it's an average town; moreover its map is organized geometrically, the streets intersect each other. Therefore is it unlikely to get lost; but it every now and then happens that some visitors ask me directions.

Wai Wai Tun 提交于 周四, 25/04/2019 - 04:33

Thank for this lesson.
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Rafaela1 提交于 周二, 23/04/2019 - 12:52

We all enjoyed a map task the other day. on your left ◆\(´-`) / \(´-`)/◇ on your right...!

krigss91350 提交于 周二, 23/04/2019 - 06:31

Sometimes i gave directions to visitors but it is difficult to get lost in my town))

Mandip52 提交于 周一, 22/04/2019 - 13:30

I'd like to go to the party but I can't go to Without the invite me

AnNguyen 提交于 周六, 20/04/2019 - 03:10

I can't find the worrkup of section, please help me. Thanks so much!
Hello AnNguyen We are working hard to create worksheets in PDF format for all of our new Skills pages, but I'm afraid it's going to take a use a few more weeks to finish them all. Please check again soon and you should find it here. Thanks for your patience! All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team
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mehrazin 提交于 周日, 14/04/2019 - 18:52

Hello there I live in Hamedan . There are six main streets at the city center. The design and map of this field was previously prepared and implemented by the German architect, Karl Friesch. Its so interesting and amazing city map .yes its so easy to get lost in my city, especially when you go shopping at the traditional bazaar of the city center , every six streets are along side and themain squre is circular around an axis. when you go into the bazaar and u want to go outside you hardly know which street you reach to. I work at hotel so I often give directions to travelers. many thanks . best regards.
I read your all comments. I've been improving my English skills through this web site, moreover, your comments is helpful as well.

Irere 提交于 周日, 14/04/2019 - 04:10

I'm enjoying a lot even though it's quite tough for me.

analia martinez 提交于 周六, 13/04/2019 - 23:29

I dont think this excercise match with a elementary level, I found it difficult.
Hello analia martinez, Thank you for the feedback. The information we give about level is a guide for our users and is obviously only an estimate. It's very helpful for us to hear users' impressions like this. ~ Peter The LearnEnglish Team

Sara elyas 提交于 周四, 11/04/2019 - 17:45

No it is not easy to lost in my town because people can help me they can tell me the directions to go back home, I was tell the visitor the direction