Meeting an old friend

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.


Selina: Patrick? Is that you?

Patrick: Selina! Hello!

Selina: Well, well. Patrick Eastwood. How have you been?

Patrick: Good. Great, actually. How are you? I haven't seen you for ... how long?

Selina: It's been ages. At least fifteen years. Wow.

Patrick: Yeah. Wow.

Patrick and Selina: So, what are you doing here?

Selina: Sorry, you go first.

Patrick: OK. What are you doing here? I thought you'd moved to London.

Selina: I was in London for a couple of years. But it didn't work out.

Patrick: Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. Are you ... OK?

Selina: I'm fine! The dream job wasn't really a dream, you know? Um ... and London is great but it's so expensive. I mean, just the rent on a flat is ... uh … crazy expensive.

Patrick: I see.

Selina: So, I came back. I've been back now for almost five months. Living back home with Mum and Dad. Which is err ... interesting. Um ... but anyway, what about you?

Patrick: Me? Oh, nothing new. You know me – 'Patrick the predictable'. I never left here.

Selina: Oh. And is that ...?

Patrick: Oh, I'm very happy. I'm married now. We've just celebrated our tenth anniversary.

Selina: No way! You? Married? To …?

Patrick: I don't think you know her. Her name's Marigold. And we've got two kids. They're five and eight years old.

Selina: Married and with two kids? Wow!

Patrick: Don't look so surprised!

Selina: No, no … I'm just amazed how time flies! I'm happy for you. I really am.

Patrick: Thanks. You should really come round to the house one day.

Selina: That would be great. Let's swap numbers and ...


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Submitted by Katie on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 15:48

Yes, I do:) I have known my best friend since kindergarten!
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Submitted by thiaguitobass on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 14:57

Of course, I really keep in touch my old friends, my school friends and my friends of my first job.

Submitted by badrenanna on Wed, 03/04/2019 - 16:25

yes, but not all of them.

Submitted by Ebuka john on Tue, 02/04/2019 - 22:09

Oh! I capitalized the first letters, that's why I failed.
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Submitted by Esther Chinwe on Mon, 01/04/2019 - 15:56

I do keep in touch with my old friends

Submitted by Hatem kh on Sat, 30/03/2019 - 18:29

Nice listening practice

Submitted by cuneyt on Sat, 30/03/2019 - 16:00

Hi everybody, I haven't meet my old friends since I marrried because My priorities changed. I am banker so one day I met my high school friend When I was working. First of all we known each other. After few mınutes we spoke about who we are. We were suprised because we have been changed.
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Submitted by Daria Prilous on Fri, 29/03/2019 - 17:54

I like this lesson.