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 (67 votes)

Submitted by armando on Thu, 13/02/2020 - 06:59

Today is different than 10 years ago, we can communicate with our family wherever they are. Now days we can use whatsapp video calls to talk with our family, also facebook and instagram.

Submitted by DOUDOU on Sun, 02/02/2020 - 12:11

Technology has changed the world ,it turned it into a global village where people could interact so easily with each other anytime and anywhere,and I just use the magic of Facebook, Instagram , Gmail and a lot of other means of communication in order to tell my old friends the important news .

Submitted by Oussema3ahmed on Fri, 24/01/2020 - 07:39

For me, I use the email to communicate with my old friend to tell him about my news especially when we are far from each other but if we're in the some country I call him .

Submitted by Fikymaulana on Tue, 31/12/2019 - 01:40

the one of the benefit when technology invented is to make human life easier. particulary in communication. with technology the distance is nothing. peoples could to keep in touch anywhere their are in. but the problem is the differential of time.

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.