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Meeting an old friend

Listen to the conversation between two old friends to practise and improve your listening skills.

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



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Unfortunately I forgot all my old friends because I have no time any more . I am working working working .........................

yes i some extent . actually we meet few times.once or twice in a year.those are my friends from high school.when we meet there is a kind of connection between us , that s like something that shaped an important part of our life and character.

I keep in touch with my high school friends. we are 22 years old friends. we visit each other 2 months in between and we have a group in the Telegram, WhatsApp.
we have a good relationship with these apps.

yes I'm keeping in touch with my old's not the same have a long distance friendship, and even if we don't hear each other often, we love each other and when we meet is like if time had not passed

Do you keep in touch with old friends?

Yes, I'm keeping in touch with my 5 old friends most of the time, although we went to different countries for our studies and work. We normally keep in touch via Facebook, and whenever we come back to Burma then we made the appointments to meet each other by choosing the fun locations for our chit chat.

I have two question about the listening:
Taks 1, question 2
Selina still lives in London. She still lives in London because her parents live in London. Thus question is True.
Taks 1, question 3
Selina didn't like her job in London
This sentences about job? I was in London for a couple of years. But it didn't work out.
Thanks in advance

Hello Paco

The transcript doesn't say that Selina's parents live in London, but she does say that things 'didn't work out' in London, which means she left London. Now she lives in the town where she's met Patrick. Therefore 2 is false.

As for 3, she says 'The dream job wasn't really a dream'. This means she did not like her job.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Yeah, I'm seeing my old friend. They are my classmate at school and we know each other for 16 years.

No, I haven't kept in touch with my old friends, because we are staying in different city that are so far.

I keep in touch with my 2 friends since we were 6 years old child. Because we are the best friends. I also communicate with my university mates. They are closer than my classmates. Actually I graduated university 3 years ago. It is not such a long time. It can be the main cause of keeping in touch still. I wish I will converse with them for the rest of my life.