An email from a friend

An email from a friend

Read an email from a friend you haven't heard from for a long time to practise and improve your reading skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.


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Average: 4 (47 votes)

Submitted by eriksound on Sun, 01/12/2019 - 04:08

I prefer to use instant messaging from my smartphone when it comes to tell old friends important news. However, the problem is not that simple. Usually when we're trying to communicate with some old friends, we don't have their contacts (phone number). So, we will try to reach them through their social media account.

Submitted by Elvys on Wed, 20/11/2019 - 18:25

I still live near to my best friends but If one day I'll live many miles away from them I think I'll call for all of them as much as possible.

Submitted by Rosalind Wang on Tue, 22/10/2019 - 09:26

also, May i know why the answer is not c. planning to get engaged in task 2?

Hello Rosalind,

Kath and Michael are not planning to get engaged because they are already engaged. We know this because they have a date for their wedding:

The wedding's going to be at home in London in September



The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Rosalind Wang on Tue, 22/10/2019 - 09:24

I usually talk to friend via Line app. It is a most popular communication tool in Taiwan.

Submitted by om mariam on Thu, 29/08/2019 - 22:57

It obviously that the modern life keep us so far from the people we love most, and it seems that as many ways there for us to communicate as harder for us to do, but I prefer to talk by phone when I wont to talk with my old friend so I can get the reaction and communicate better than just writing words.

Submitted by isnupi on Tue, 30/07/2019 - 15:45

If I were to tell old friends important news, I'd rather talk to them personally; in case I couldn't contact them personally, I'd write a letter.

Submitted by Sarah-njzh on Thu, 23/05/2019 - 04:28

you know, in china, we'd like to talk with my friends in WeChat. but if it's about something important, I will give a call to my friend even have a talk face to face.

Submitted by natylesca on Wed, 03/04/2019 - 23:47

Really I don't talk too much with old friends but I find everyone in Facebook and actually we talk in the WhatsApp