An informal email to a friend

An informal email to a friend

Learn how to write an informal email to a friend.

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Reading text

Hi Linda,

How's it going?

Sorry I haven't been in touch for such a long time but I've had exams so I've been studying every free minute. Anyway, I'd love to hear all your news and I'm hoping we can get together soon to catch up. We just moved to a bigger flat so maybe you can come and visit one weekend?

How's the new job?  

Looking forward to hearing from you!


Hi Helga,

I've been meaning to write to you for ages now so don't worry! How did your exams go? When will you know your results? I'm sure you did brilliantly as always!

As for me, I'll have been in the new job three months by the end of next week so I'm feeling more settled in. At first I felt like I had no idea what I was doing but now I realise it's normal to feel like that. There was a lot to learn – there still is actually – and I soon had to get used to the idea that I can't know everything. I used to work late a lot and at weekends but I'm slowly getting into a normal routine.

Which means I'd love to come and visit! We really need a good catch up! I can't believe we haven't seen each other since Carl's wedding. How does next month sound?

Anyway, I'd better get back to work.

Congratulations on the new flat! Can't wait to see you!




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Submitted by Jackeline on Wed, 11/10/2023 - 07:49


Well, I think the best way to stay in touch with my friends is call them or write them e-mails. Another way is by visiting their social networks, comments their publications or putting Likes on their photos. They love that.

Submitted by Ensiye on Sat, 23/09/2023 - 20:21


The best way to keep in touch is to go and see them!

I was pulling your leg! It was the best way before the internet was invented.

After the advent of the Internet, nobody can complain about not being aware of your friends and family. There are a lot of ways we can choose according to our situation.

In my view, video and voice calls make a more tangible connection. I usually reach out to them on special occasions like their birthday. But at other times, send a text and voice message.

If I would like to catch my friend on the hop, on her birthday, I will write a letter. This sounds old-fashioned but, in this era, receiving a letter is an unusual and exciting way to hear from someone.

Submitted by KareemZain on Tue, 01/08/2023 - 19:06


I prefer to stay in touch with my friends by using instant messaging apps like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.

Submitted by chiee.1501 on Mon, 10/04/2023 - 15:37


the best way to stay in touch with my friends i don't see often is texting them since we are occupied with our study and we also don't have much free time to meet in person.

Submitted by Sanja on Sun, 12/02/2023 - 13:56


I use Facebook and other social media to see what my friends are doing on daily basis. But if I want to know what is really happen I have to call them. The best way to know what's going on and how someone is feeling is to meet him and talk

Submitted by Sonya1234 on Sat, 11/02/2023 - 20:22


I think the most important is offline meetings. The best way is go to interesting place and after all speak about most interesting events in life. For example, I can go to cinema and then walk in park with guitar and ice cream and speak about everything!

Submitted by belkadil88 on Fri, 12/08/2022 - 22:25


What's your assement about this email ? thank you for advance.

Dear Bob
I Hope this letter will find you and your entire family in good health. It's been a while!
I'm writing to tell you about my recent relocation to a new house. As I told you the last time we spoke on the phone that I've got a new job, so it saves money, avoids traffic and it requires less effort to get to my office.
My new house is close to Victoria métro station and it's located in the town's center. It's a second floor apartement with two bedrooms, a leavingroom, a small dining room, a bathroom and of corse a kitchen, it's rather roomy for that reason why I'm grateful for it. Besides the neighborhood is serene and beautiful as well.
Would you like to visit us for a few days during the next holiday, I'm sure you'll enjoy the area, so we are waiting for you.
I look forward to seeing you in my new home
Take care
Warm wishes