Learn some phrases for talking with someone you haven't seen in a long time.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the task. You can read the transcript at any time.

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Intermediate: B1

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We haven't seen each others for a long time, it is it?Grumble is not a new word for me but the use of it make me alarm to use it again.

I can say 'Hello, It's been a long time ago when I saw you last time. 'What are you doing now?' 'Where have you been such a long time you disappeared.'
'I really miss you, I'm really glad to see you again'

That's great website and that's great lesson!
This is real accent, conversation.....here I can improve my real English!
Thanks British Council

Thanks

I couldn't understand Task 1 answers, what is logic behind given answers in Transcript ? how answers relates ?

Hello abbas.azhar25,

The sentences in the task describe the questions that the man and woman ask each other. For example, where the task says 'The woman asks about the man's job', this corresponds to the following in the transcript:

Woman: What’ve you been up to? Still working in that coffee shop?
Man: Yeah ... same one ...
Woman: Still trying to be an actor?
Man: Well, yeah, you know ...
Woman: So Hollywood hasn’t called in yet?
Man: Not yet ...

The task is to put the descriptions of the topics in the conversation in the same order as they are in the transcript.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

interesting conversation

Thank Mr Kirk and the LearnEnglish Team so much.

Hi sir,
could you tell me about the sentence " catch up!" of woman in the end of conversation, how does it mean in this situation ? I don't understand.

Hello Petertin17,

What she means is 'We should get together for a drink in order to catch up!' In this context, 'catch up' means 'talk about what has happened in our lives since we last saw each other'.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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