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 kaiyutang on Thu, 20/10/2022 - 03:55


Definitely Sure about that.Me and my classmates is still keep in touch.
Even every single day we have conversation on the phone call.It is very comfortable and interesting.

Submitted by mamalirezaenglish on Sun, 14/08/2022 - 10:55


I've found many of my close friend in high school and I still keep in touch with them and see them regularly.
Some of them unfortunately immigrated and I keep in touch with them just by social media.

Submitted by AlexandraMT on Wed, 10/08/2022 - 13:06


I am still in touch with my college friends. We have been friends for 15 years. We are like brothers now

Submitted by Qian Zhang on Thu, 30/06/2022 - 19:15


I thought it was gonna be a romantic story.....

Submitted by nguyenminhhoang on Thu, 23/06/2022 - 10:51


I keep in touch with some old friends, we sometimes chat through Facebook or we play PUBG, LOL,... together. Of course, there are many old friends I don't keep in touch with them but we always remember memories between us.

yeah, me too. We have messenger group on facebook and we make group calls. Sometimes, we meet to plan at the end of the month.

Submitted by Jeedapa on Mon, 20/06/2022 - 17:13


I still keep in touch with some of my friends from school. Even though we got into different universities, our relationship is still good.

Submitted by Ehsan on Wed, 15/06/2022 - 07:13


yes, thanks to applications such Instagram I keep in touch with my old friends.

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Submitted by Magedelabd on Sun, 12/06/2022 - 04:20


I really do not keep on touch with my old friends even the new ones. I do not have time to do so. I always finish work late at 7 pm. then after having dinner and talk a little bit to my family it reaches 10 pm and then I fall asleep. If we talked about weekends and holidays, then I classify myself as home man which like to stay home watching tv or playing games on the computer or working or studying. I consider going out with friends is wasting time ⌚. I think it does not make any sense to stay with people look and talk to each other and from my point of view it is better to consume such hours in something get benefits to me. I really do not enjoy to do so. But I really would like to mention that it was not my behavior when I was younger. when I was in school, I loved my friends, and I spent most my free time with the hanging around, going to the beach together, playing football, go to cinema …. etc. and I can till you it would be a very pad day if I did not meet one of my friends. In this issue I would like to till to a secret, on my first year in collage I missed an exam because I preferred to stay with my colleagues on the club instead of going to the exam.

Submitted by Cric on Tue, 01/03/2022 - 16:53


I've still got an old friend in London and I call her two or three times a year.