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.


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Submitted by Tetiana Lekha on Sun, 22/05/2022 - 16:33


I prefer online communication, because you are not limited by borders.

Submitted by Windy on Sun, 19/12/2021 - 09:36


Well, as for me, I would most likely use phone or video call to tell my friends about important news. Or meeting in person if possible.

Submitted by thuy pham on Tue, 30/11/2021 - 05:56


i would like to talk to them directly if it is possible. If not, i think i will make a video call for them.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Sun, 07/11/2021 - 22:27


I would like to use text messages through wats app to communicate to tell old friends important news.

Submitted by Tinelli on Fri, 29/10/2021 - 19:04


As we’re talking about old friends - people who I can't really meet in person - I'd definitely use Instagram, Facebook, or emails to tell them essential news. It’s undeniable that having a catch-up with them in person is substantially better, but digital ways have made communication possible all around the world. Thus, writing emails, for instance, make communication effective. To illustrate, I have got an old friend who lives abroad; however, we often talk to each other through WhatsApp, so we always keep in touch, and eventually we meet each other in person!

Submitted by mangnb on Fri, 22/10/2021 - 14:19


I usually use Mesenger or FaceTime to communicate with old friend even my family members

Submitted by Stela Stoycheva on Mon, 16/08/2021 - 13:46

I could use each form of communication with friends, maybe I will choose faster one /Viber, Messenger, e-mail... even calling on the cell phone/ but even on the post is easy in Uk. I came in Uk and even send it often post messages not only to my friends. Before I didn`t use that service in my country :)

Submitted by In on Tue, 11/05/2021 - 11:17

For sure I will call them to say everything and have a chat with them.

Submitted by giuseppegualtieri on Tue, 19/01/2021 - 23:32

In the same situation of Kath, I think I would have used whatsapp but I think that long email and letter as well it's a perfect way to make someone feel special. Nowadays with istant message we lost that kind of "magic". However I usually prefer texting people. After that, if they ask more details I ask them if I can call them and talk on the phone. But it depends how much "friends" they are, if they are close friend sure I call them, otherwise I think a simple text is enough.