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 Anastasiia Morgun on Fri, 07/10/2022 - 07:23


Well,as for me, I would likely use different messangers. You can just write or even make a video call. It is more quickly and not limited by borders. And you can immediatly get the answer

Hello Nastya,

Could you please change your username so that it's written in Roman letters (in other words, the letters used in English)? That way other users will know how to say your name -- that's the only reason we ask.

Welcome to LearnEnglish!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Bogdan0032 on Sat, 03/09/2022 - 12:43


I prefer use social media or messangers, because they replace emails and letters. They are more comfortable to use and spend less time to sending message. And what, who use email to send message to friend in 21-st century ? WT!?

Submitted by marwan297 on Thu, 18/08/2022 - 18:17


As we are talking about old friends, people who i can't really meet them, I can use WhatsApp, Instagram or Facebook. It's undeniable that having catch-up with them in person is substantially better, but digital ways have made communication possible. thus, writing emails makes communication effective. To illustrate, I have my brother who lives in Spain and we always talk with each other using messenger video call, so we keep in touch.

Submitted by arashjahanbakht on Sat, 30/07/2022 - 22:03


I used to communicate directly with my best friends. But now, it's very difficult to plan a meeting, because of being busy. So, unfortunately, I've got to chat with them online, and we rarely have a friendly meeting together.

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.