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 Aakash Jain on Thu, 11/06/2020 - 02:47

I would have used written communication in the beginning. Though there is nothing formal or informal between friends but because you are writing after a long time, it's better to begin formally. In written communication, I would have preferred an e-mail over letter writing or whats app to convey some important news. Whatsapp numbers may change and so someone's home address but emails usually don't. So the best way is writing an email first.
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Wed, 03/06/2020 - 18:35

I would used written form of communication through either e-mail or social media platforms.

Submitted by M19 on Wed, 03/06/2020 - 10:34

WhatsApp is the thing for me. I find it to be the most reliable form of both informal and formal communication. It's far more convenient than doing emails. I can be assured of my messages being delivered, read or not read by the recipient because it's kind of commonly used for keeping in touch with friends and family. Guys often tend to spend days on end with this app anywhere and at anytime just to feel the presence of their loved ones. Subsequently, a significant message from me to any of my friends wouldn't go unnoticed if delivered through WhatsApp!

Submitted by darvaskristof on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 03:42

I like to write longer e-mails, not just short messages - sometimes I feel a little bit old-school in my (late 30s) generation. However, it works well with some of my friends or family members older than me.

Submitted by mariam998 on Sat, 30/05/2020 - 08:04

Actually it depends on what is the news I would like to telling, but often I prefer to use a text by WhatsApp to communicate with my friend, but if it’s an important news I use phone call that will be more fast to get her reaction.

Submitted by Ahmadbassam on Thu, 14/05/2020 - 11:14

For me, i prefare to comunicate on social media applications like Facebook, Whats App, and Twitter. These apps provide incredible tools which make the comunication between the people is more easy.

Submitted by Janiere on Tue, 12/05/2020 - 03:38

In Brazil, we are used to tell important news by phone. We think letters or text messages are very impersonal and without emotion.

Submitted by AAM395 on Mon, 13/04/2020 - 20:36

I prefer use text for communicating with my friend to tell my old friend important news. I use a lots of social media application such as whats-app or telegram for this. due to importance of the news it can be using of sms for instant announcing

Submitted by vero-bajonero on Mon, 13/04/2020 - 01:20

the best communication to give them very important news is to call and quote them somewhere If it was not such important news, I would communicate it by phone

Submitted by alsayed on Thu, 05/03/2020 - 12:33

Nowadays,we are used to communicating with each other by Facebook or WhatsApp .social media became the bisc method of communication. Especiall they are devolped in such a whirlwind way .on the other hand we lost a very humanitarian face to face touch . I think this is the most crucial price we should pay per using such modern widspread technology.